You thought you were going to get a pumpkin didn't you? I spent an hour or so at the Dallas Arboretum and was delighted to have this little guy cooperate with me for a photo. Every walk way was lined with pumpkins, but this was the prettiest orange I saw. Also, no post processing except for a slight crop.
I did two photos tonight - strictly because I couldn't decide. I like the composition of the top photo, but not the lighting of the grass in the foreground. I loved the idea of the bottom photo, but even though it was an amazing color. It didn't "do it" for me. I changed my mind when I switched to B&W. Share your thoughts. I always love to hear them.
This is totally experimentation. This am shot showed great web, but I really couldn't make it pop, so instead of giving it a dark color overlay to even out the back, I put a white one on to make the web pop and then posterized it. Experimentation sometimes gives you interesting results.
A couple of years ago my mother gave me the trip of a lifetime. New Zealand. My sister and I spent hours on the beach 2 minutes walk down the hill from my Aunt's home picking up sea glass. The light hit the glass perfectly this morning and I couldn't resist the shot.
Well, I guess I won't go this way. The city has gotten a ton of rain, and while I don't know the specifics I do know that there are 8+ inches in the big rubbermaid container on the patio (I emptied it yesterday around 7 pm). Don't worry, I'm not floating away or grabbing the life jackets, this section always floods - hence the gate - but it does make for a dramatic picture doesn't it?
My mother brought me a box from her closet for my birthday. I'm sure you are all jumping for joy - I mean who doesn't want a box of stuff that has been sitting in the closet at the folks house for 25 years. Let me tell you what was in that box:
Nikon 50mm 1.8f lens with a sky 1a filter on it.
Tamron Adaptall 2 80/210mm F3.8-4 Tele Macro lens with a leather case
Soligor Close-up lens kit +1, +2 & +3 with a pretty leather case
80A Blue Filter which Converts daylight film for use with a 3200K lamps (since I'm not using film this I think will be a cooling filter)
There is some flashes including a slave flash, but I haven't gotten there yet.
All of this was for film camera, but it makes it all the more fun to stick it on a DSLR. This was what I ended up with after 5 minutes with the 50mm & the +2 filter.
More testing to come, don't judge me on my first attempts.
I will say that I cheated today. To make a long story short, I went non-stop from 6 am till 8 pm. I'm too tired to think about a shot today. This I took last Friday, at my favorite cemetery. I've been trying to capture her right for a long time as you can see here. I've always stayed away from photographing her up close. I never realized how the flaw on her cheek was so pronounced, or how sad and somber she looks.