Stuck on You

I had my Sony A58 with me and just pulled out of my space and was driving waiting for the wipers to kick on automatically and they didn’t.  I immediately pulled over and shot this because I liked how the seed pod and the water drops looked.  Some color bumping, a 1×1 crop and boom!, instant photo shot on a way better camera than my iPhone.

Stuck on You
Sony A58, 50mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/160

Rain on Petals

I need to write a review on the most excellent Sony A58 camera because it has exceeded anything I expected for a “entry level” DSLR.  This was shot on the kit lens using the built-in flash on the camera.  Absolutely amazing!

Rain on Petals
Sony A58, 55mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/100

Cabin in the Woods

Shot this off the C&O Canal Lock 7 before the bugs became so bad I just had to make a run for the car because it was so horrible.

Cabin in the Woods
Olympus OMD-EM5, 25mm, ISO 250, f/13, 1/100

Angel in a Garden

To balance out the creepy earlier photo I figure I share something a bit more colorful.  This was also shot at the Zion Church in Baltimore.  For such a straight-forward picture this one took a lot of editing because the LX7 that I debate daily on throwing into a wall doesn’t do great on details.  I ran it through Nik Dfine twice and used Uncle Spike’s tried and true mask sharpening action to get the details out of it.  I do like how the sunlight touches the wings and hints at a bit of gold on them.  In all I’m happy with the image.

Angel in Garden
Panasonic LX7, 50mm, ISO 250, f/2.8, 1/100

Out of the Darkness and into the Light

I admit to making this one creepy.  Normally I do a straight black and white but I figured why not play around with Silver Efx Pro and have some fun.  I liked how the image goes from darkness into light and I blew out the light on purpose to make it have the effect.  I have no idea whose grave it is, you can read a name if you are inclined.  The grave itself isn’t creepy for the record and the church itself is rather cool.  It’s the Zion Church of the City of Baltimore if anyone is inclined to shoot in the area.

Out of the Darkness and into the Light
Panasonic LX7, 24mm, ISO 80, f/8.0, 1/125

Up a Wall

I shared this on Instagram earlier this week but first time I had the phone tethered to the computer to dump the image.  I like the color contrast more than anything after I went wild in Instagram.

Up A Wall
iPhone 4S, 4.28 (no idea of the crop), ISO 800, f/2.4, 1/15

Plethora of Color

I normally only do one picture a day but I am sitting on a ton of flower or nature type pictures so I’m having a blowout sale or post.  Whatever.  So enjoy a 3 for 1 day.

Plethora of Color
Panasonic GX1, 25mm, ISO 160, f/3.2, 1/400
Plethora of Color
Panasonic GX1, 25mm, ISO 160, f/1.8, 1/640
Plethora of Color
Olympus OMD-EM5, 45mm, ISO 200, f/10, 1/320

City Dome

I believe this is the City of Baltimore’s government offices but I haven’t a clue to be honest. I shot this with the Panasonic LX7 and I still haven’t figured out if I hate the camera or not. I love my EVF for it but I can just as easily put this on the GX1 and carry a bag full of lenses, but the beauty of having 24-90mm on a small portable camera is an idea I like. I’m just not sure I can learn to like the camera.

The image itself is what I wanted and while the sky is slightly blown out I could not darken it anymore because it messed with the dome and building too much. I happily figured out how to use the ND filter after this picture so I’ll keep pressing the shutter button until I either throw the camera at a wall in disgust, sell it for a fraction of its value or learn to tolerate it.

City Dome
Panasonic LX7, 38mm, ISO 80, f/8.0, 1/200