Thursday, January 31, 2013
I was working at my computer when the bubbles in my eyeglass cleaning solution caught my eye. I picked up the bottle and played. It was really mesmerizing watching the bubbles change and form with movement.
It didn't take me long to grab my camera and replace my lens with my 60 mm prime and begin shooting. Once on my computer, I played with a couple of presets in Lightroom and then did my own tweaks with the sharpenss and clarity.
I shot at a speed of 1/400 with an aperture of f/2.8.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Making sure to focus on her eyelashes, the rest of her hair could blend softly into the background. I made sure to keep the important features in focus. Depth of field is important.
I shot with a shutter speed of 1/100 and aperture of f/2.8. My focal length was 34 mm and ISO 100.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
An early morning commute to art class.
Once on my computer I increased the contrast, took out much of the blue cast on the snow, softened some edges and added a slight texture layer before I called it finished.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
I like to think that sun dogs try and make up for what is lacking ~ and that is warmth! Usually found on extremely cold days, the sun dogs cast a beautiful beam or two of coloured light on either side of the sun. Here, the sun dog seems to make up for more than just the absence of heat.
Once imported onto my computer I do a bit of work on the picture in Lightroom and then export it to photoshop to apply any texture I might like. Applying the texture layer is not just an apply-and-save process. Tweaking the contrast, saturation and lightness is necessary to achieve the look that each individual image might call for.
When satisfied I flatten the layers and save the image, bring it back into Lightroom for any final touches and then output the image as complete.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
It is a very cold day here in Winnipeg. Hardy as we are, many are still out and about over at The Forks today. Here are some brave souls working on what I am assuming is one of the warming huts that are placed along the skating pathway. Each of the warming huts are functional art and are really quite beautiful.
Sometimes loving simply is the best way.
She knew this and just couldn't put the tiny bluebell flowers down.
Loving simply...and sometimes simply loving in a complicated world.
Happy to have this example in my parents.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I was happy to see the chimneys' puffs today. It tells me there is some good heating going on in many of our city's homes on these chilly winter days. It also makes me mindful of those who are going without heat. God keep them safe.
Including the telling things is something I like to do. The icy intersection is sanded and the furnaces are all working hard to keep people warm on this cold day.
I shot at a speed of 1/80 with an aperture of f/8. My lens choice was the EF 24-70 with a focal length of 43 mm. As is my custom, my ISO was 100.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I shot at a speed of 1/1000 and aperture of f/5.6. My focal length was 70 mm and ISO 100.
I shot at a speed of 1/1000 with an aperture of f/5.6. My focal length was 70 mm and ISO 100.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Including the Hotel sign balances the image and also adds interest.
My shutter speed was 1/100. The aperture was f/7.1 which allowed for an increased depth of field. My focal length was 24 mm and ISO 100.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
A shadow indicates a light source.
Important in photography.
More important in life.
If I only see shadow, maybe I should turn around.
I shot at a speed of 1/60 with an aperture of f/2.8. My focal length was 70 mm and ISO set at 100.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
This morning's light was so beautiful as it tried to make its way through our curtains.
I needed the tripod because of the low light. I also bumped up the ISO to 400 for the same reason. My shutter speed was quite slow, set at .5 sec and my aperture was f/7.1. My focal length was 43 mm using my 24-70mm lens.