A closeup of a small creek…I used a longer exposure (as long as I could), to get the water to blur a bit…but this did lead to part of the water being blown out. (Longer exposure = brighter picture…too bright and the brightest spots are pure white = no detail left = “Blown out”)
This was taken at the Vancouver Airport (YVR). Because of the harsh lighting (out of my control, sun beaming in through the windows), I had to do a fair amount of touchup afterwards. Below is the original image.
Hmmm….maybe I loke the colour vesion better..I may revisit this one.
Closeup of some roses…selectively coloured (or actually selectively desaturated)
Just a quick snapshot of the morning rising sun while we were camping. I know the sun and reflections are blown out, but I think it conveys the feeling of the morning….beautiful day!
OK, I didn’t put all 92 here….but you can see them all at this site.
Just the barb wire atop a fence, on a sunny day…I like how the orange/rust colour contrasts with the blue sky…not sure about the little bit of greenery at the lower left…This was one of my first experiments in DOF.
Just a wooden fence near my work where I walk at lunch (when it isn’t raining!). I always like rough wood/bark or wood grain in Black and White (or sepia). I find the details come out more in the monotone pictures.
Do you know what this is? Any guesses? Any guesses on the size? I always love these types of shots, where the viewer has no real concept of size. This is an extreme closeup of a small wooden abacus. The “beads” were about 6mm accross (0.3″ for thise imperial types). Shots like this really show you how much a narrow DOF can force the eye to a certain area of the image.
This is one of the first pictures I took with our then new camera (Canon S30). I know the leaves are blown out, and if I had to do it over, I would position the leaf alittle differently (to follow the 1/3’s rule a bit closer).
Taken at the same place as the sparks/fire picture…My first attempt at a “coming out of frame” picture….Long exposure, very dark at night.
OK, Ok, it is not actually fire…it is a long exposure (~1-2 seconds I think) of sparks just above a fire.
Last Tuesday, Lori Mehmen looked out her front door in Orchard, Iowa and this is what she saw. She had a digital camera handy, and somehow managed to take this photo before crapping her pants and taking cover. This, my friends, is why always having a camera nearby is helpful. Oh, and no one was injured during this tornado, fortunately.
Used the same fibre optic “wand” as in the previous image, but this time I used three exposures, changed two of them to different colours (green/blue) and then superimposed them atltogether into one image. I am always drawn to RGBish images.
Which do you like better?? The first is the original image.
The following is the perspective corrected version.
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I know, I know, another flower. I particularily like this one because of the DOF, and I thought the background colours helped boost the vibrancy of the yellow in the flower (is vibrancy a word?). I also tried to apply the classic “rule of thirds”, but I know I am off a bit. If you imagine two lines dividing the frame into three equal vertical strips (thirds), the left line should go through the center of the flower…I think I am a bit closer to a fifth line in this one, other than that, I am happy with this one. What do you think?
This was a long exposure, I thiunk around 5 seconds or so…I had a fiber optic “wand” that I spun around as I dragged it accross the field of view..I could have spend days making images with this thing…it was a lot of fun!
Some “earthy” pictures, that I have put together in sepia…Want this on your wall?? Let me know! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A macro of our shower head…took many shots of this one, straddling our bathtub, trying not to get our camera wet. Moving water is always a great photo subject. You can always go two ways, us lots of light, with a fast shutter to freese the action like in this image, or use lower light (or an ND filter) so you can use a long exposure to create those wispy/flowing images.