Saturday, April 24, 2010

Brenda Photo Challenge: Lighting

114mm f3.5 1/30s ISO100
Palmetto trees back lit by a fanciful sunset sky in Charleston, SC.  This is an example of lighting your subject, or rather back lighting it.  The trees silhouette into a crisp clean row of stately symbolism carrying power and impact to the viewer.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Thursday, April 22, 2010

lion's tooth II

28mm f2.8 1/125s ISO100

This is an example of shallow Depth of Field (DOF) and different focal points.  You can see here how small amounts can change you photograph in different ways.  In this case from a soft delicate image to a crisp detailed image.  Not there there is a right or wrong here.  This is more creative taste and pursuit of what you are looking for.  How do you see the image and what do you want to capture.  With autofocus you can get creative by "tricking" the focus sensor.  Simply point at what you wish to focus on.  Press the trigger down half way until if "goes green" with a proper focus. Now keeping the trigger button half depressed...  re-frame your shot.  This way you can achieve the composition you really want AND get the focal point you want.  Give it a try.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

things heat up

80mm f3.2 1/6s ISO200
Where will you find your next photograph? Are you even looking?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


500mm f4.2 1/125s ISO200
I've showcased painting filters and brushed images here in the past.  In this one though I took a more realistic approach.  This is real water color.  These yellow blossoms are reflected atop the slow moving stream.  The big green background of trees is blended softly with an afternoon sky.  The soft ebb flow in this stream offers the organic impressionistic reflections.  Look beyond what is right in front of you.

Monday, April 19, 2010


28mm f2.8 1/6s ISO200
This is not your perspective, it is theirs.