Had dinner at a restaurant right on the river and you could get out to the little pier that was next to it. Camera in hand off I went to shoot a few frames.
This was shot a couple weeks ago but just getting around to editing them as I have been endlessly shooting flowers and other items in Southwest Florida. This was shot in collaboration. The person I was with was borrowing my camera periodically throughout the evening as she was interested in photography. So while I can’t tell who shot what, I know she shot some of them. There were two cameras used, the Sterling Ricoh GR and the Mighty Canon 330. You can tell which is which by image name and crop. Enjoy.
More pictures from my daily watering. For those that shall remain nameless, no not that type of buds!
I am not happy with my whites coming out of my Olympus E-M1. Not sure if its me not white balancing it correctly, the camera or something else but the whites seem dull to me. Either way the pictures or are nice. Enjoy
I was performing my daily watering duties in the evening and I looked up and saw the sun just hitting the leaves just right. I didn’t have the camera with me but ran back into the house and Dad just looked at me carrying the camera back out and didn’t say a word. They are used to me and my various cameras. Lined up the shot and fired it. Some editing in Lightroom and Photoshop and the final product as you see it. Enjoy
I posted this image on my Instagram feed but it was modified to fit and left in color. When I had to dump my phone photos to my laptop because I was out of space I took another look at this one and thought I could do better than a minute of editing in Snapseed. So I converted it to black and white in SilverFX and then brought it into Photoshop for more editing. There was noise in the sky and I tried every tool known to man to remove it then I remember I could just make a layer mask with the sky smoothed out and then merge it down. I am very pleased with the results. I am not sure if its printable because it was shot on an iPhone but I may be able to squeeze a 5×7 print or if I take the time to clean it more to a 8×10. It just goes to show that regardless of the camera you have on you great images can be made.
During my daily watering duties I deceided to change up the lens I was using. I have a 45-200 (90-400 on a full frame) lens that I admittedly don’t use often. Its not a horrible lens at all, I just don’t shoot long focal lengths much and I always debate on selling it but I just keep it for moments when I need some reach and the light is bright enough. While my macro lens has some reach to it, I figured why not attach the longer lens and see what the result are. Enjoy
I have been walking past this chapel almost daily and I loved the light coming down on the alter and the stained glass. Seeing how cameras aren’t popular in hospitals I used my iPhone to capture the image. Normally I don’t use iPhone stuff on this site but I have an app called 645 Pro that mimics a DSLR interface and it saves files as TIFFs so I can a wee bit more out of them. So with a bit of editing I think it came out very nice.
I didn’t plan on doing the droplets again but I was enchanted by them. Don’t worry I’ll change it up with some other Florida shots before going back into the flowers again. While everyone seems to enjoy the flowers, I am clueless about them. I was told by an independent observer that I am doing well to keep the plants alive. So I’ll take that as a compliment but when I was asked what a certain plant was I just said its a plant with green leaves. Hence the total sum of my horticulture knowledge.