Two very different images today that both stop a moment in time where the subject seems to be afloat.
1D, firstname.lastname@example.org, 400ISO
1D, email@example.com, ISO100
1D, 17-40mm, 1/500th@f4, ISO100
The new 1D body was purchased mainly for surfing and sailing photos, but I had it on the morning walk today.
Love the glow on the horizon from the low-hanging clouds. And the 1D file has all the resolution this image needs.
Canon S70, firstname.lastname@example.org
I just love the soft, hazy effect here, and the blurred horizon. The relative crispness and contrast of the wave is a wonderful counterpoint. Without the gull it would be much harder to even determine the scale, and I think helps in this case. The pocket camera I used and its small sensor really added to the effect.
5D mkII, 17-40mm, email@example.com, ISO400
Great evening light on Third Beach. The specialists described how they dig a pit, put a foot of seaweed on the hot rocks and coals, and then cover it all in damp canvas. The results are certainly worth, and the event raised funds for a local bird sanctuary. Win for all!
Love shooting on the beach. Whether it's surfers in the water or people having fun on the sand. Speaking of sand, getting grit in the camera, lens, and tripod legs is a real risk you run. See those two fuzzy spots in the upper right corner? Bet they started showing up after a lens change. Ouch.
1D, 100-400mm, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shooting old school! 50mm lens, B&W .jpg images. Wow.
It's always been recommended that photographers just starting out spend a lot of time with just one camera, one lens, and even one type of film, developer, and paper. The idea is to remove the equipment from the process. To learn to pre-visualize every image as you see it in the viewfinder, right through to the finished print.
5D, 50mm, 1/50, f3.2, ISO250
I'm thrilled to see that this approach still works, and that through the magic of the digital process pre-visualization is still possible. That these images look exactly as I imagined them in my mind's eye is hugely satisfying.
5D, 50mm, 1/60, f4, ISO100
Been looking at a lot of '60s and '70s B&W photography lately...Winogrand, Friedlander, Bullock. It's a pure way of seeing. And of course I was doing the same thing just a decade later. Didn't shoot color for many years. Now I 'see' in color, so it's more of a stretch sometimes. But, I found that after days of looking at B&W the transition was much easier. Fun.
5D, 50mm, 1/200, f4, ISO100
Had a lot of fun just casually shooting over the weekend. Family was in town, no tripod, no bag, just a camera around my neck some of the time. Night and twilight shooting used to 'be my thing' back when we said such things, and it was really fun to just shoot around.
The image below was taken from the car, with a 24-105mm f4 lens, 125th sec, wide open at 3200ISO. Would love to have had this kind of quality at 3200 back in the day. :-)
This shot was even more of a 'one-off'. So dark I honestly couldn't see what was going on, but the results are magical. 1/3 sec wide open at 6400ISO. Wow.
Neither one rises to the level of 'high art', but sure was fun!
Thoughts and musings on the photographic process by a recovering film lab owner