Fall Colors

I haven’t had a lot of success shooting leaves. They are hard to really get into focus on a camera without making them run together and look weird. So using my Panasonic G5 and my Minolta 50 1.4 I seemed to have found a balance that works for me. So enjoy the fall colors.

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Fade to Dark

This was shot while I was still on the Atlantic side of Florida.  I forget the name of the bar but I spent a few evenings there because it was all outside and very relaxing with the ocean air coming in.  I thought I shot this on my iPhone but looking at the file I figured out the Ricoh GR was used.  Looking at the EXIF it was at ISO 2000 and wide open at 2.8.  Still amazed at the detail I can pull out of it with the noise reduction I do.  Enjoy.

Fade to Dark

Down the Alley

Just a quick one today as I’m on travel and unless I shoot there won’t be any new additions!  Good thing I have a camera bag(s) and the willingness to carry it through airports.  I know there is always a been waiting on the other end for for my efforts.

This is an ally near where I work.  I shot it the same day I did all the tulips including my discovery and naming of the fire burst tulip.  I drive past this everyday and thought it would be a cool picture if I used the Ricoh GR.  I debated on black and white but I really put effort into keeping the bricks their correct color and seemed a waste.  Plus I like how the view ends in a red dumpster.  Brings symmetry or something.

Down the Alley

Stripes and Curves

Going abstract again but at least its in color!  I was out and about with my Olympus which seemed neglected lately and put on my 45-150mm lens and went for a walk.  Just liked how this building folded in on itself and the sunlight and the colors blended with the windows.  Some cropping to get the effect I wanted and then some time spent with the tones and I like it.

Stripes and Cruves

Amsterdam

I found these while I was doing some work on a server and they were too awful not to share.  These were taken on some Kodak digital camera that I likely bought in 2002 and the images were shot in 2003.  I believe the megapixel count was like 2 or 3 when I saw it flash before me.  In those days I would just generally point the camera in a direction and just push the shutter.  Believe it or not I would never take pictures when I traveled.  Hated it and didn’t like lugging a camera around.  Hard to believe 11 years later I don’t leave the house without a camera bag.  I tried to edit these but it was pretty hopeless considering the files I was working with so I just tweaked them a bit to get something out of them and then ran them through DxO Filmpack and selected Kodak Porta 160VC color negative since it was a Kodak camera and went with it.  The border and watermark are higher res then the images but they are still fun to look at and that is what photography is about.  To my Mom who complained about never seeing the Amsterdam pictures here you go!

Amsterdam

 

Amsterdam

 

Amsterdam

Into the Fog

I have been told no more night moves for awhile so I’ll call this one into the fog. I had to work late one night and to kill time before going to work I took a camera and a walk.  For some reason the fog and the lens I was using the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 weren’t making a happy couple.  A lot of the images were just too out of focus to use but these two turned decent enough.  The crane shot is in color which is hard to believe but it is.  The light and the fog produced the weird effects in the fog so I kept them in there and the building with the tree just makes for an interesting image.

Into the Fog Into the Fog

 

Night Moves – The Steeple

I saw this going home one night and I have shot the front of the church before but really liked the light coming from the front and illuminating the steeple from the back.  I have been watching Ming Thein’s Compact Camera Masterclass so I had the Canon Elph 330HS with me so I stopped and took this picture.  This was handheld, spot metered, and at ISO 800.  Yes, I did some editing in Lightroom and some Photoshop sharpening as well.  I really like how it came out considering the camera used and hand held.

Night Moves: Steeple