Sometimes shooting blind pays off (still would have worked much better if I remembered my swim mask)
Seems like my little Pentax point and shoot camera is getting more action these days than my “real” camera. For more photos from our pool outing head over to Luna’s Blog.
I used the above shot for the LPTG 52 week project theme of : “Water” Despite it’s flaws I still love this shot. I am so behind on sharing this project with you. Here is the skinny on the month of May
52 Week Project; Week 17: “Coffee”
So I will be honest I pretty much hate coffee… I have yet to find a single thing that has even a hint of coffee flavor to it that I actually like. So I was a bit challenged by the theme this week. Here it was 7PM sunday and I had not thought of a good idea or had a chance to get out to shoot, then it dawned on me that I had Expresso powder in the freezer. BINGO!
I DO use coffee for something, my chocolate baked goods. 1 tsp goes a long way in rounding out the deep chocolate flavor in my baked goods. So I scooped some out and tried to style it on the plate (Top Chef makes this stuff look easy, SO not)
Overall I like this image, simple but I like the play with the lines and subject. Wish I had better light but the sun had already gone down. Added a little tone change too to lend to coffee feel.
LPTG 52 Week Project; Week 18: Shadows
Setup: my bed, a flashlight, liver treats, and my 50mm. Yep handheld turned out alright this time. I really should do this type of shot with her more often as it really would show off her features well if I got a better light. I struggled with the comp a bit, but in the end I felt I needed to keep the eyebrow on the right to add context as well as some of the chest shadows below. It is not perfect but I was running out of time and Luna was running out of patience. Shadows are one of my favorite subjects so I shall visit this again for sure.
LPTG 52 Week Project; Week 19: Shoes
I freaked out while in bed last night because I hadn’t gotten my photo in yet. I had a great idea too! SO I woke up to shoot it in the morning, only to find it raining out, so this will have to do.
I am a Croc lover, and yes I wear socks with them… I feel no shame in that either. The Croc on the right has been to 5 countries including Canada, Morocco, Benin and Togo… they served me more than well on many adventures. Earlier this year I finally broke down and purchased a new pair (on left) to replace my original pair of 5+ years (yeah I know I am cheap). This new pair has already been to two countries, hopefully we can build on that yet.
Overall I like the feel of this shot, yes it’s simply but there are simple shoes too. I added a bit more red to the BW conversion to warm it up a bit as I found it too dull originally. (Nikon D7000, 50mm 1.4 lens)
LPTG 52 Week project; Week 20: “Jump”
Well fate intervened for this week’s theme. This weekend there was a dock jumping competition nearby, and I thought it was the perfect way to represent the theme. I will let the photo speak for itself. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
( Nikon D7000, ISO 400, f/8.0 , 1/1250 )