Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Simply a matter of unfolding it, kneel on it, take the shot. Shake the sand of the bag, fold it again and stow it. You don't get dirty and it's hardly any extra work.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thing I learned with panorama is that you want everything manual, WB, exposure, everything.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Felt better after I reviewed this on the computer.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
This one I choose, chopped a bit of the right and.. well... there wasn't anything to process really. I'd nailed the exposure, contrast and colors. Was quite proud of that actually.
Thom Hogan wrote in his D300 review that when moving from an amateur DSLR such as the D50 to the D300 you need to step up your game photographically. He's right, I did, I still do but it's fun and shots like these are the encouragement you need to keep at it.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Some time ago flickr added the option to allow Getty to review your pictures to see if anything had potential. I agreed and expected never to hear anything about it.
Yesterday I found an invite in my inbox. Getty had selected 16 of my images! I feel so proud!
Now the hassle begins, I need model releases for these. For most this is no problem because the models are family but there’s also a few that feature people I don’t know. So I’ll have to drop those. Still leaves quite a few pictures. Would be very nice if some would actually sell. Some cash to spend on the hobby and the fun of getting your work published.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
I seem to be expecting national geographic quality from me, an amateur with my sigma 70-300, a lens costing as much as a pro will spend on a single filter.
And yet, you enjoy them. Typical dilemma if you publish on sites like flickr. Are you going to shoot what you want or what you think your audience wants to see?
This morning I got up early enough to catch the morning fog.
This might me more of a crowd pleaser:
Ah well, there’s always Melody Gardot and a good glass of whisky!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
At the moment it’s busy at the office. Not only my regular work but the workscouncil is also very busy. So, this afternoon I took a few hours and went walking.
The weather was nice, very bright, blue sky, never good for my landscapes so I looked elsewhere. Had the 28-105 with polarizer on my d300.
First I noticed this huge pike, 70cm at least. Just hovering there, not doing much.
A bit further along the path, these plants.
Also spotted this cow, liked the contrast between it and the trees.
These roam free to control young trees, especially the american Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) which otherwise takes over the area completely.
And of course, there’s trees, big trees!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Is the latest album by Melody Gardot. Wow! What an album! I can’t believe she’s only 23. A very adult sound, hint of French in it. Excellent rhythms. One of those albums you need to listen to at least half a dozen times to start appreciating it.