Rough Waters


Rough Waters

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Focal Length: 58mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/320
ISO: 100

I believe that I’ve said this before, but I seem to be drawn to water for a lot of my photos. I’m not talking just about running water like rivers and falls or large bodies of water like the Great Lakes. I’m also talking about water in different forms such as dew drops, rain, ice, snow, or frost. Water can be so powerful with transforming your surroundings. I’ve been really tempted for awhile to take a spray bottle with me outside to just start misting things and see how the suns reflection can help with transforming a subject into something that can be created into photographic art. I’ve recently just got some extension tubes for my b-day so I think it would be nice to incorporate this experimenting in with testing out those tubes. More ideas but now to find the time to work with them. Perhaps that spider in the backyard will need to spin a web to give me something to play with.

I find that I do miss talking about the photos when I post them but it’s been so hard trying to find the time to do so. I’ll try to do it when I can. I’m looking forward to when I get to work just 40 hours a week again, but yet I just want to get things paid off so I’m taking advantage to being able to work overtime so I can do so. I’m thinking that with getting things paid off faster it’ll allow me to be able to travel more as I’ll have more take home pay that I can actually use rather than paying towards loans. Plus all the money I’ll save on interest.

On a good note, I am down to about 20 or so photos from my winter shots and then┬ásome from the spring time. I do however have 100+ built up that I’ve taken throughout the summer. Since this is just a hobby, my photos don’t make it anywhere except to here and Flickr to show to others. I feel that they shouldn’t just hide on my hard drive but instead should be shared with the world. I never really anticipated having such a backlog of photos but have now came to the realization that if I do want to share all of my photos then I’m going to have to come up with a different approach of some sort. I don’t like having multiple photos in a single post for various reasons and I almost don’t like doing multiple posts in a day. I’m almost thinking that eventually the time will catch up with me where I don’t take enough photos to post every day, but not sure if or when that will happen. But I guess for now it’ll just be one photo a day as time permits until I decide on a different approach.

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The Ledge


The Ledge

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Focal Length: 120mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/400
ISO: 400
Format: FX (Full Frame)

Sometimes a nice simple B&W photo with very little to it is more appealing than a colorful photo with many interesting subjects. I’ve found that the more I do photography the more I enjoy the photos with simple subjects. I like not having to move my eye all around the photo trying to determine what subject I want to look at the most. Having just one subject that is the focus makes it so much easier to look at the photo.

Something that I want to try working on the next time I have a chance is doing some shallow DoF long exposure shots. I’ve┬ádone a little of that in the past with some falls but not to the extent that I want to. Like the photo above, I’d like to see what it’d look like if I were to have a more shallow DoF to see if the long exposure actually helps with the photo or if it’s not noticeable enough to make it worth it. I’d also like to do the same for a sunrise/sunset.