As usual my first photo of the project did not turn out as I had hoped. My subjects were super cold and could only stand it for so long. Still better than the first photo of my project last year. Here is to looking ahead.
So many beautiful photos already posted for this challenge made this one a bit intimidating for me. So, while I wanted intense color I decided to go for a bit more of a dirtier look instead of the pollished look I have seen so much of. Started off shooting something completely different when I spotted my son's basketball in the yard. A little zoom and crop and here you go.
For better or worse this could be any photo I shoot. I shoot manual all the time and rarely let the camera decide much. So, when we actually got snow I knew I found my subject, I just had to find an interesting point of view. I think this shot works good. I used a slower shutter speed and higher ISO than I like due to loosing the light of sunset. 1/40 sec at f 8.0, 55mm, ISO 1600
This may not be what you think of when you think of a quite moment, but the minutes before putting on a record and putting on the headphones can be the quietest in the house. I tried to shoot the coffee cup and book and didn't like a single shot, so I went the other way. For me listening to a soft jazz, blues or worship album through my favorite headphones can bring peace, serenity tranquility and is my quite moment.
My son decided to try basketball this year and I wanted to get a good photo of him in his jersey. So I took him to the school playground. I wanted to get a dramatic looking shot so I exposed for the sky and put my flash in a rapid box. I think it came out pretty good and we may even get some basketball cards made
I had no clue what I was supposed to do for this one. Once I saw some of the other efforts posted I started to understand but didn't know what I would shoot. Finally saw the sunlight shinning through the railing on my deck onto our canoe. I desaturated everything but the canoe to help draw your attention to the canoe.
Here in the middle of Tennessee where I live there is an abundance of old barns and farm buildings to photograph. After getting so much rain it was hard to get differnent angles and vantage points without sinking. I wanted to make this one a little different so I put the barn on the right without much lead which usually makes people uncomfortable.
I know, I know two barn photos in a row. I wanted to do something besides red for the selective color challenge and there have been so many good ones and red ones already. I remembered a green barn not far from my house and the clouds were interesting. It was a little challenging to desaturate as the grass has already turned green as well.
I took several photos for this challenge and with some help settled on this one. There is a nice alley just of the square downtown that has some great brick textures and colors that work well for this challenge.
As usual I had grand plans for this weeks challenge of shooting a sweeping landscape with great lines or a road going through it. That didn't work out but I was at my parents house and saw this split and dry siding on the side of an old shed and loved the look. I like the lines leading the blocks of wood at the bottom.
It was fun taking this photo with my son while camping. He enjoys climbing around on the rock at the lake. I had a hard time getting a composition I liked for this challenge, but this one fits the bill I think.
I don't have a lot of studio lighting or experience. I do have a softbox for my flash now though which through some trial and error has taken my portrait photography to a new level. For this one I used the sun for the backlight.
Not sure if I actually like this image. I have been wanting shoot in the field at sun set for a week now. Finally have a moment to try it and break in a new flash and nothing goes my way. Flash won't fire at full power and clouds moved in totally destroying any chance of a great sunset. Still worked with an off camera flash in a softbox in front and a bare flash behind. Looks like I have more learning to do.
I actually did 3 different shoots for this week. Just couldn't find an interesting subject I likes. Still not completely happy with this grain silo but the sky is at least interesting and the sun rays look good.
I took so many photos for this challenge. First I didn't think they met with the spirit of the challenge then they just didn't look right. This is actually the very last shot of the day. I like the different perspective of the swing seat.
I have always loved these doors at a small church not far from my house. I do always have to find a different angle to shoot them though as they always have some kind of sign hanging on the railing in front of the doors.
Yeah, I went literal on this one. Took my son to Webelos Resident Camp this week and liked how this tipi contrasted against the green forest and thought it would look great in black and white. I think I was right.