Week 31 (Photographer’s Choice) – Petal Drops

“Petal Drops” As the petals reach for the light, the raindrops settle on them.  The overcast skies, suppressing their true beauty, the reflections.  They wait for a sunburst so they can shine, glisten. This macro shot was made with a Nifty Fifty lens, and a wide aperture.  The drops were the subject against the soft petals. Continue reading Week 31 (Photographer’s Choice) – Petal Drops

Week 29 (Twilight) – At Twilight

“At Twilight” Capturing light is at the heart of photography.  The light changes with each passing minute, each passing hour.  From harsh light to golden light to blue light, each time of day is different.  And the light you see will be what your working with. At twilight, the light changes again.  It brings out some colors while hiding others.  Its all in what you … Continue reading Week 29 (Twilight) – At Twilight

Week 27 (Flattery) – Proud Papa

“Proud Papa” This week we were to attempt to imitate one of the master photographers.  I chose to imitate Philippe Halsman.  He is well known for having the most images on Life Magazine’s cover.  His incredible portraits include Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein. In my photo, I attempted to give that low key contrast as much as I could.  The room was full … Continue reading Week 27 (Flattery) – Proud Papa

Week 25 (Technical – Starburst) – Cedar Spark

“Cedar Spark” I see that Summer has definitely dug its claws in me as I am now 3 weeks behind?  None the less, I plan on completing this challenge. This week we were to create a starburst technically using our camera.  This technique is simple if you know you have to set your aperture to f22 or higher.  Cut your light source with your focal … Continue reading Week 25 (Technical – Starburst) – Cedar Spark

Week 22 (Door) – 1872 Keystone

“1872 Keystone” Some of this old lighthouse might have been restored over time but when you walk up to the entrance, the door is topped with the original keystone from 1872.  A symbol of antiquity, of history.  Forever emblazoned on this landmark for all to see. This week, the challenge was to create an image of a door as a transition.  This image encapsulates the … Continue reading Week 22 (Door) – 1872 Keystone