I’m a bit behind on this one and I’ll mix it with some of the stuff I did this week in Portland. Clearly a violation of several statues and possibly one libation. I’ll start with the most recent stuff because I’m actually pretty happy with how it turned out. It was my first time shooting with the camera in black and wide mode in the preview. It changed how I shot much more than I would have thought. To commemorate Alan’s visit and exactly how sweaty we both were following this lunchtime photo trip.
At this point I’m taking between 200 and 300 pictures most days. I end up keeping about 1 out of 10. There’s talk about taking fewer pictures making you a better photographer. Maybe. I’m having fun and trying out lots of things so I’m ok with lots of pictures. Some shots I take I know won’t come out well with this lens but I want to create the itch to do it right. Other shots I take blind. Some times that’s to keep things really candid, other times I just want to take a shot from an angle my head can’t make it to (really high, really low). I’m willing to fire a few shots that way and take the penalty on post processing. With a number of the street photography attempts I start shooting early and keep shooting. It’s closer to the way I used to shoot football. My processing workflow starts with a quick run through where I throw away anything I dislike immediately. That’s often quite a few- focus errors, things I knew weren’t going to work etc. Round two is usually throwing away choices between similar photos. After that, I start actually editing. If I feel annoyed about editing to making the picture better then I throw it away. All this is now done in Lightroom […]
It’s been a bit hectic of late. That and a bit of rain led to less photos than normal lately. I take a number of these low angle dog shots. I tend to miss most because dogs move and I can’t see through the view finder. This one worked out pretty well but I missed a better one with the other dog (not pictured) in it. I enjoyed the parallel lines in the shoe print and the stair treads with the parallel of yellows between the shoe print and the leaf. I am stuck in traffic enough that I’m starting to work on taking pictures of people in cars. I opted not to take a much more powerful shot a few minutes later. I don’t know what this building is but there are often very sad older people in front of it. The windows are often very depressing even without people. The one I didn’t photograph had on old shirtless man in it looking down. Few things have looked more forlorn. He saw me. I saw him. I worried he’d take the shot as offensive and decided not to take it. The mix of texture and the shattered look of the pavement cracks made it feel like the tiny plant had made the impact after falling from great height. Pets […]