Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
This is a pretty common sight in our city, Winnipeg.
It was a foggy morning when I took this shot. Using my tripod, I gained stability where I would have lost it with my 1/30 shutter speed. My aperture was set at f/5. ISO was 100.
Once on my computer, I brought the image into photoshop and added a texture layer to give the structures a little bit of substance, something for our eyes to grab hold of through the fog.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Sometimes the weathered and worn become more beautiful with time.
I took this image with my 60 mm prime lens at a speed of 1/125 and my aperture set to f/2.8. Once on my computer I increased clarity and brightened it up in Lightroom before adding a texture in Photoshop. The scratches in the textured background seem to enhance the appearance of agedness of the daisy.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Leave room for the viewer's story.
Leave room for the subject to move.
In this shot, I didn't include the whole body and face. The viewer can fill in the blanks and well imagine themselves or someone they know stick-handling the ball.
In this shot, I didn't fill the frame. I left room for the subject to move across the ice.
I was a little more aggressive with the processing for this image. In photoshop, I added not one but two texture layers and played with their opacity until they were both just right. I wanted to play up the beautiful sunshine on this cold winter day. The heavier texture was manageable because this image has some strong design elements, the hydro poles. Without the poles, the textures would have overwhelmed the composition.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
I didn't think I had it in me to take even one more winter picture this season. I was wrong.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cropping can make all the difference! I cropped out the distractions and simplified the composition. Leaving space for the deer's line of sight was important to me. It adds a bit of intrigue - we want to know more and it is also calming.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Once on my computer I brought this image into photoshop to add a texture layer. After sharpening the focal points and brightening the image up a bit, I was done.
My shutter speed was 1/13 (used a tripod), aperture f/2.8 and ISO 100. I used my 60 mm macro lens.