Thursday, April 21, 2011

Summer Will Be Here.... Eventually!

The sun poked thru the sky for about 2 seconds today. I raced out to enjoy it and get some outside stuff done before the clouds showed up again. Scott's picture had me thinking about practicing my still-life shots again. The connection is in the collections.

Nikon D2X
Aperture F/6.3
Shutter 1/400 sec.
18-70mm @ 55mm.
Natural Lighting, Filter

Sorry Cubbie Fans, I have been down south for too long. I raided my sons baseball collection for baseball gear so I could practice, although the shirt is mine.

I don't do still-life shots very often, it just isn't my thing really. Like in this shot, all my settings are fine, but I don't have any real "feeling" in the shot. Anyway I will probably continue to practice still-lifes because the challenges of them call to me. But only when I have to!

I played around Photoshop because I enjoy messing around with filters. The filter I used in this shot was the contrast color range filter which helped to make the colors "pop" a bit, giving a little excitement to the shot.

Batters Up!

1 comment:

  1. I think you did a great job with the still life. I know what you're saying though, it's hard to convey emotion. For me it's all about the lighting. The vibrant green grass and the obvious sun light really works to give the picture the "baseball" feel. Great job Girlie!