Added this weird car to my set.
Added this weird car to my set.
Pictures from my NY vacation , they had the colors.
Looking at the other pitures I see I'm a long ways from being good
As for the sign in 5 South, that is an interesting idea. I bet I could have even done it with a flashlight, less likely to blind drivers ;). It was about 150' away but I bet even a flashlight would bounce back from one of those signs pretty well. I wasn't even thinking about how that sign would expose to be honest, I liked it in the shot, and was just kind of happy you could read it, and it wasn't until after the fact when it was pointed out to me that I saw how much of a difference it would make. But thinking about your suggestion, it does make me want to want to try traditional light painting like that.
I did want to reshoot some of these with the suggestions made, but I ended having to work this weekend so reshoots aren't looking to likely.
Thanks for the comments :)
Been extremely busy lately but equally grateful for the deadline extension...
Still hoping to get more up by the deadline, but I wanted to at least put up what I have so far. Joshua Tree is not overflowing with primary colors nor shapes.
They Might Be (Red) Giants
30 second exposure... no tripod, just propped it up besides my tele. Not the best Orion picture by far but I'm very happy with the results because I took it, and there are blue stars and a red one : D
Motorcycle tail light from the inside... upped the contrast in PS, though not as much as it looks.
Inflammable, Flammable... Is There a Difference?
Had the camera pointed backwards for one shot and this was the result... Don't know if it's my camera or if I'm just a naturally grainy person : /
Finally, A Use
Telescope eyepiece filters
That is a baseball
I've added another shot of the ball here.
It could definitely use some post work, but sort of gets at what you were getting at...
FBJ and ValleyFan, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on my humble offerings. Being very much at the bottom of the learning curve I appreciate it the input.
I agree with most everything said, and hope to post more refined shots as time goes by. Eager to put images up I'm being impatient and rushing in the "test" shots, thinking that I won't have the time (or the skill) to pull off what I actually want. Like the matchbox and the masks. Those again were the tests (I actually really like the mask shots though:biggrin:). I tried different angles and looks and got cool ideas even from the failures, but instead of waiting and re-doing it right, I just posted what I felt was passable and moved on. And that I have only household items in teh way of "studio" gear and just a halogen worklight and a cheapo clamp light thus far doesn't make it any easier. Guess I'll be adding bits and pieces here and there and studying proper techniques like probably everyone does.
Also, hopefully composition will improve as I get more familiar with the camera and don't have to think as much about just getting creatively correct exposures--which is my main goal at this point. Shooting fully manual it excites me to get good exposures--especially in challenging situations--even without perfect composition. It's a long road to put it all together.... but it sure is fun and this thread is really pushing me to think and try and progress. Thanks again for the feedback, guys! It helps. And keep up the good work, all. Really cool seeing through each of your "eyes".
Added a couple more... I'm hoping to get some feedback for everybody's photos up tomorrow.
Two new ones here.