I was having a zen like moment with the simplicity of the image. I could not figure out which version I liked better here so I’ll toss all three out. Two were shot at the same time just at a different angle which changed the light and the third was shot later in the day with more shadows. I didn’t stage this shot. The branch from the tree, the shadows falling on it and the pebble were just there as I walked to get into my car. Always having a camera on me allowed me to capture it. After the editing marathon of the last series this was a pleasant break to just do a quick edit and go with it. Colors are a bit more muted than my normal but again, its the basic harmony of the items before me.
I may have acquired a new camera as a reward for doing my taxes in a timely manner. When I used to acquire a new camera or lens I would point it at my cat when she was alive. Like all good cats she learned to completely ignore me. Since I no longer work to support her as I merely provided for her and was nothing but a mere slave to her whims I now have to point the camera at other objects. Flowers are similar to cats. They just stare back at you like you are an idiot. So I got really good at shooting flowers since I started with cats. That being said behold the magnificence of the Ricoh GR. These colors are straight out of the camera without me bumping the saturation. The 28mm lens and the 16mp sensor means some mighty fine shooting. The 3:2 aspect versus the 4:3 I am used to makes it interesting for me. I put the camera in macro mode for these shots. Since I do this at a market I have to fire the shots off quick before security comes running over so not the best composed images but they work for the request. Tomorrow I will return to the regularly scheduled photos where I return to my fine arts photography or whatever you call it.
Other might call it the escalator down to the Woodley Park Metro stop. The color was just by pure chance and very pleased with how the picture turned out considering I spent about 2 seconds on composing it. The mighty Canon 330!
Where I finish my obsession with airplane propellers. These get a little closer to the fiddly bits of the engines or backed off and shot the full plane.
While I go through all I shot last week we go through a few shots. I had some fun with the various wide lenses at my disposal for these shots.
This was shot this week and if you follow me on instagram you saw the black and white and highly cropped version of it. I took this of an arrangement that was delivered to the office. The mighty Canon 330HS was employed and lots of questions about lighting and so on. The end result speaks for itself.