Posts tagged “Photography (2)

Bird Houses (Three Photographs)

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I found these on a walk with my camera. Simple and straightforward. The colours were great but the subject melted a little into the background. So I added contrast and bit of saturation, which also helped the black and white photo.


Building in Snow (Two Photographs)

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The first of these is in colour and then I went monochrome. Snow as usual was a touch blue, the building too green and a few odd things in windows all fixed in post-processing. The end result is a moody shot on a moody day.


Bicycle in the Snow (Two Photographs)

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I was looking to photograph a bike in the snow, seemed like an easy task in late March. But as the pros will tell you the moment you go looking for something specific it‘s harder to find. As usual the snow had a slight blue tinge and the brick was duller than it should have been. Easy fixes. I prefer the black and white, it has the mood I was looking for.


Impressionism (Two Photographs)

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These two photographs were of a scene that reminded me of some of the impressionist art I have seen by Monet. Many rules were broken by the Impressionists in moving from the more realistic styles that preceded them. That is the case here too, the subject being the canvas rather than something defined. I think photos like these make for some nice wall art.


A Crow (Three Photographs)

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I have taken many shots of crows but only a rare handful have been successful. Exposing for the bird blows out the background and often gives you a blue, as opposed to a black crow. So for every crow shot I take I usually need to fix the background and the color. In this case the background for once cooperated, the blue was easily fixed and in addition I got a shot that also looked good in black and white.


24-70mm (Three Photographs)

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I walked into a posh camera store and the owner noticed I had a full-frame 24-70mm on a cropped DSLR camera. He said such a wonderful lens was ruined on that kind of camera. My argument was that cropped sensors affect the angle of view so what I was using was the same as a 36-105 mm lens. At 36mm great for street photography, at 105 great for portraits and in between for everything else. I also pointed out that there was no danger of vignetting and that the quality of any shot at any F stop or zoom would be perfect as I was only using the center of the glass. I would make the same argument today and add it’s one of the best all in one walk around solutions (though when compared to most mirror-less cameras big and heavy). I have never regretted buying it. These flowers were all taken with it.


Patterns (Two Photographs)

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Building on what I said in Monday’s post about impressionism, these two photographs move into the realm of patterns and shades. Fall almost always provides the Impressionistspalate of color and the sense of frantic chaos that is sometimes seen in nature.