View from our roof - doing repairs
Yesterday I posted about “frame within a frame” and metioned that it was a topic going around a while ago. Well, it’s apparently back – I noticed in on Digital Photo School a post named “Crop and Chop.” A slightly different point than I was trying to make yesterday, but the same concept.
Another meme going around these days is “shoot in your own backyard.” As several pros have stated, there are thousands of photos of foreign places, sunsets, and exotic things. Where are the common things? Where is the spectacular in the ordinary?
I’m not so sure I’m all that big on shooting in my own back yard. But it beats not shooting at all, and from the correct vantage point I can find fairly impressive views.
Take the shot to the right, for example. I had some repairs I needed to do on the roof, so up I went. Started looking around, and after a few days of rainy weather, noticed that the not only was it sunny, but it was a well saturated sunny!
So I did the logical thing: set my hammer & nails down, scrambled for my SLR (sorry, love that far more than my P&S – but the P&S is much, much more portable), and fired of a series of 9 photos. Spent another 20 minutes shooting up there, so you’ll see a few more pics this week.
This shot: an HDR from 9 photos, all at maximum aperture (f/25). Fired off on a tripod. Much fun.