Posts tagged “Photography

Shadow and Highlights (Two Photographs)

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Just some mallards with attitude. I like to experiment with ways to get better exposure both in camera and in post. One way is adjusting the shadows and highlights. The goal is to capture natural shadows and highlights that give visibility to a subject and create a bit of mood. This pair of ducks were opposite each other but the lighting on each was different.


Road Works (Two Photographs)

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Like many cities there is a lot of road work going on and people are making the most of it when not losing their temper. I found this flower against a fence separating the pedestrians from the massive pit that was once a major road.


Hover Fly (Two Photographs)

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There are definitely not as many insects as there have been in previous years. The spring flooding may have had an impact. These bee mimic hover flies are always great to shoot. They can look a little intimidating in Black and White.


Mallard and Chicks (Three Photographs)

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It’s always a treat seeing young ducks rush about and get corralled by their mother. They do tend to stay in a group, but the odd one wanders away. From a photographic perspective there are two issues here, getting detail over a broad area and different lighting on different subjects. My solution is to take many photographs. A higher ISO has made the colours a touch too dense in the first photo.


Observed Space (Two Photographs)

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These photos reflect exactly what I saw in my viewfinder. The few changes I made in post processing were to ensure that result in the final copies. As for the title, when I saw it once in a museum I guessed the artist had run out of imagination. I have borrowed that lazy out for impact but in truth it’s all about light.


Hard Edges (Two Photographs)

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The camera and computer add sharpening, we can add more when we edit and the photo gets sharpened once more when it leaves the post processing software. Too much of it leads to halos or white outlines around objects. Three solutions: do no sharpening or do less of it, paint the outlines away or follow some of the more complicated  tutorials on the web. I usually go back and try minimizing the sharpening but I will paint away outlines if all else fails. Fortunately these photos had no unusual problems.

 


Marsh (Two Photographs)

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When I narrow my focus I sometimes see the beginnings of an abstract composition. Here I wanted the plant to come alive within a composition that had no real boundaries, and that avoided deciding on a specific subject.