20 October 2014, 22:07
That’s my new rattle, recently returned from the shop.
Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:07.
10 October 2014, 19:42
Walking home, I saw some daisies in direct sunlight, so shot them. No word today as I forgot.
The small (1024px max) previews I upload don’t show the full power of my shots. I think this will be another case in which the insane detail gets lost in the compression. Maybe I should upload larger previews. Though you can also see stuff like colour bleeding (ugh) and it’s much more obvious when focus misses. I’ll think about it.
Posted by Michael Welsh at 06:42.
9 October 2014, 21:14
So yesterday’s word was ennui. I took some photos (one of which “works”), imported them into Lightroom and then got bored. Yeah…
Today, I was given red. So I made Melissa put on some red and we went up to Uni to drop some stuff off and look for a wall (I showed her some poses that work on walls), and we found a cliff instead. With a nice view of Wellington in the background. Throwing all the wall planning out, I went for a “looking over the city” look. I also have one with a terrible facial (good blackmail material).
And then I dropped my flash. Oops.
That bright building in the background is somewhat distracting, but I couldn’t get rid of it in Lightroom (I don’t understand how the brushes work at all yet).
Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:14.
7 October 2014, 21:05
Day two of the random art prompt threw up a dark alley. We also needed to give a car back, so on the walk back we took a little detour and played with some CTO gel and an alley. At nighttime, so it was dark.
Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:05.
6 October 2014, 21:22
I’ve found a nice little page that gives random art projects. As photography is an art to me (one that barely involves people, and sure as hell doesn’t involve weddings), this seems appropriate. I’m not going to give all the ideas the time the deserve, starting with this first one — mirrors.
I had no assistant, and we only have one easily movable mirror, but two mirrors has that helpful little “s” on the end. I had a brief play with on-camera flash (that was a stupid idea) and cantilevering a reflector (didn’t work as well as I’d hoped).
In other news, Rattle is still at the shop, with no word yet. They’re still faster than engineers. Also, outside weddings when I can bugger off and shoot birds in the hail with a 400 are much more fun than weddings when I can’t.
Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:22.
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