Monday, August 30, 2010
light show of sorts
HEY! HEY! HEY! I have moved off of my AUTO setting and started to venture into a world of making it work for me... It's learn as I shoot time. I will really have to pay attention to get efficient at this. (Thank you Brandi for getting me started).
So, I shot tons of things this week. I worked a little on setting some shots up, but in the end something spontaneous won the blog spot.
We were enjoying an evening with family up at our family farm. It was a beautiful evening for a fire. I noticed as My brother-in-law threw logs on the fire the sparks were nicely rising straight up and not blowing towards anyone enjoying the fire. The only staging needed was having my brother-in-law "make the fire angry". He didn't mind stirring things up & like a happy caveman, he made me a firestorm. Thanks to him, I played with settings until I got this.
I could see this blown up huge and hung as mural piece in an edgy contemporary city dwelling.
Below is a quick oops I made before adjusting things on my camera. I could see how even our mistakes can eventually become artistic pieces we can make work for us. I was upset I missed this shot. However; now I see what happens when our setting are too open for our light source.
This was after saturating the photo in shop to see if there was anything in the almost white photo and here she is... It will take work and practice to get a balanced usable shot but it's a fun start.
She was holding a sweet yellow ducking on a beautiful day.