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Posts tagged “creative

Honing In

Getting to shoot climbers is almost as fun as actually climbing.

Here, a climber hones in like a laser beam in a moment of intensified focus. Touch n’ go.

A Natural Frame

A natural world, a natural frame.

Almost Forgotten

A recent memory is almost forgotten under the growth of time.


Brick n’ Stack

wandering around affords unexpected opportunity.

Cold, but Warm

The paradoxical mountain air of summer

chills the skin,

but warms the heart.


Where the light is not

I won’t be posting for another week, so here is my “sending off” pic to myself until I return.

Hungry yet?

Shortcake and Mojitos! An unexpected foray into food photography. Fun, and harder than it seemed, especially in composing the shot in a dynamic setting (people were moving around the kitchen), finding the best manual settings and framing the shot. Some of my others were rejects due to too high ISO noise.




Steel Blue

So far I think my pictures have been higher in contrast. I wanted to try something that was not so stark in color, softer, yet vivid. I think I was successful to some degree with these. Learning much about manual settings.

Transition & Illumination

A concept undergone during a study break. There are things I would change, but they will have to wait for a future session.

I’ve been experimenting with manual white balance settings using the Kelvin meter and have had some good success so far (except for some photos in the beginning). I find that a good Kelvin setting gives you a wide range of options in post, and that is even with my limited knowledge of manipulation of the color space – I’m sure my practice is very crude at this point!

But, one has to start somewhere, hasn’t one?



Dude…what happened to your face?


Sunset Wall III

Finally, a close up of the wall at a more direct angle. I like how the rows seem to disappear into the shadows.

Sunset Wall I

Another study of light and dark contrasts in natural light setting.