Posts tagged “Fujifilm

Yellow in Black and White (Three Photographs)

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From my perspective, these photographs depend highly on their backgrounds and the careful toning down of highlights to get the best detail possible in the flower itself. They are the kind of black and white images that I have grown to enjoy making as they require some thought and time to get right in post processing.


Relaxed (Two Photographs)

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The chairs add to this relaxing scene. The photography adds context, texture, and lighting. Eventually I will have enough photographs in this theme for another series of photographs and set of prints.


That Political Look (Two Photographs)

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There is a restaurant with two statues on the roof that I believe are meant to represent the Blues Brothers. I was walking by and it looked like an East German politician giving a speech. After many masks, Luminar’s A.I, Sky Enhancer, Photolemur and a bunch of other tricks in my software package I got the mood I was after.

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Grasping (Two Photographs)

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There is significant talk in photography about pre-visualization. Obviously it is key when you’re working in a studio, slightly more difficult to explain in nature. It’s a mixture of that “gotcha moment” when you have that one shot you want and seeing in your mind how the photograph will look after processing. The latter has always been my objective. I took this photograph some time ago, and yet seeing it again a few months later I could recall just what I was after (see the title).


Errors (Three Photographs)

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I am calling these photographs errors, let’s just say happy errors. In the first I wanted to accentuate the distortions in the windows, as well as show the mural. I never noticed the light leak in the left top corner. Lens hoods are supposed to fix that. But I like it (by the way some software allows you to make your own light leak, but I have never tried that.) It’s as good a photo in black and white as in colour. The second shot was going to be just an abstract, but as I processed it, it became clear that someone had thrown paint at a mural of a moose. It’s amazing what the camera sees.


Spaceship (Two Photographs)

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The black and white is the final product though the colour version has its appeal. The idea for the photo hit me when I was experimenting with a wide-angle lens. Lenses in the 10-35mm range allow for creativity in perspective, angle of view etc. A little known fact is that you can focus quite close with most wide-angle lenses. The standard wide-angle is 24mm, for street photography 35mm. With a 20mm and down the exaggerated optics become more obvious. By the way the photo is of a skylight in a modern building.


Early November (Two Photographs)

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From that time in early November when the light is harsh, the breezes stiffer, and the flowers barely hanging on. I find the colours more subtle and the highlights often more prominent in the out-of-camera photographs, the latter needs to be played down a bit.