Here’s another photo from my Gettysburg Battlefield in infrared series. A very simple image but there is something about the way the clouds echo the pattern of the fence that I like a lot. Sometimes simple repetition is all that’s needed to make a successful image. And, yes, I saw the cloud pattern and fence when I shot this, that’s why I shot it.
Since Spring really is here…I thought a little more color on the blog would be appropriate. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers to photograph. This one was shot in the studio using a flashlight to back-light the bottom of the flower from underneath. Adds a little extra glow…try a flashlight as a fill light some time.
Here’s another one from the Gettysburg Infrared Series. I was over a couple of days ago and spent some time around Devils Den. The rocks are pretty amazing. I can remember, #*@$&! some years ago, climbing around the rocks, lost in a dream world. Lots of younger folks still find this great fun…I’ll just stay with taking photos for now.
I tried to capture the texture and scale of the rocks. Without a point of reference for scale, I used the clouds play up the size and contrast the rock texture. This works for me, may not be for everyone.
What a strange winter with the birds at the house. Most of the winter I got to see bluebirds at the birdbath and now with Spring here, they’re gone. Pairing up and starting to look for a nest I guess… I’m not complaining, after all I got to see more bluebirds this winter then ever before.
Got a surprise when I checked email yesterday. Lots of comments from my gallery at BetterPhoto.com and a congratulations email from the folks at BetterPhoto.com. Never had so many comments in one day! Sort of overwhelming but in a good way. Well anyway here’s the image that was selected…shot at Longwood Gardens last year.
Here’s another in the Gettysburg Infrared Series. Shot this this morning from under the tree at the top of Devils Den. That’s Little Round Top in the background on the right. I like the feel of this one but I would like some different clouds in the sky. May have to keep this in mind for a re-shoot some time later in the spring.
Well Spring finally arrived…so we can celebrate with some crocus. Shot this back in January at a local garden center using the Lensbaby Composer. Much easer to use the new Composer.
Here is a photo from what I think is going to turn into a long term project. The idea that taking photos of the Gettysburg Battlefield would be an overdone cliché to say the least. But the idea of shooting Gettysburg in infrared sounded, at least to me, like something interesting. No, I’m not looking for ghosts…just thought that the format might yield some interesting images.
So here’s one of the images from a recent trip. I liked the juxtapostion of the fence posts and rails and the sky in the background. More Gettysburg IR images to come…
Since spring is just around the corner I thought a little color on the blog would be a “Good Thing”. This was shot in October last year on one of our trips to Longwood Gardens.
For the photo geeks: This is a single image photo shot with my D700 and processed in Lightroom. I also processed a version of the RAW file in Photomatix as a pseudo HDR and tone mapped it using the details enhancer. Both of these files were stacked in Photoshop CS3 and blended to taste. Additional enhancements were done in CS3 to boost the color and contrast locally.
This is my first post on my NEW Photo Blog. Took this image back in February on a infrared shooting trip to Kings Gap. Still trying to learn to see in infrared…
I thought the pines in in the late afternoon might be good for some glowing greens in IR. Did a little post processing in Photoshop CS3 to add some glowing rays to the trees. I kind of like it. We will have some more IR shots to come later…