I got my new lightbox all cut out and set up, and one of the first things I saw when I started looking around me for a subject was Isaac’s big bag of coins.
Just having some fun! :)
I stopped by pigeon paradise today, on my way to work.
There were close to thirty of these guys hanging around between two street lights and the ground.
I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to compose them when I first got there, so I ended up with several variations. After I’d been there for a few minutes, the birds began to get a bit agitated -even though they were far above me- and started to take off, one by one.
I cropped this one and converted it to black and white with a touch of color.
Although I have been trying to fulfill a 365 project for the past 10 months or so already, I still find myself occasionally lacking a share-able photo by the end of the day.
And since my desktop is starting to look like I haven’t deleted or moved a folder in
three five months (oh, wait…I haven’t) I decided it would be a good day to delve into an ‘old’ folder and see what I may have overlooked.
I am, as I write this, about to pick a folder at random and offer you the best photo of the lot.
Here we go…….
(1 hour later)
Folder: Bellevue Park, June 15th (Yes, I still have photos not looked at from mid-June)
These are a few of my favorites from the day.
I found this in my inbox yesterday morning, and I really want to give it a try: How to Create a Ghostly Portrait. How fun would that be?
I was also perusing this article: Give Yourself an Honest Portfolio Review, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m solidly between stages Three and Four. I think my main hurdle is post-processing. I have been playing around in PSE for about 2 years now, but I’m not as comfortable doing things with it as I would like. Perhaps it’s time to take a class….
That being said, I will probably continue to take macro photos of flowers. They are a beautiful, usually readily available, and I love photographing them in unique ways (or at least I try to). I would like to see if I can get past stage three, and even stage four to get on with stage five. I understand that this means learning loads more, and getting comfortable photographing objects and in ways I’ve never tried before.