Taken at the Alaska Botanical Garden:
It’s a combination of the lowered saturation and the extreme sharpness that makes it so… delicious to me. Using a new sharpening technique these days, think it’s helping – with some of the images.
I’m taking this as a literal statement, but it doesn’t have to be. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that there’s a movement to take photos near your home, where you live. While I stand by my statement that it’s better than nothing, I gotta say – it’s hard to be motivated.
And yet, a thought comes to me: while I’m not big on “projects” (as we see in photographer portfolios), I do like the concept of documenting what it’s like to live in my home. Ignore the artistic side of the excercise, think more from a homeowner’s standpoint: if you’re going to sell a house, what if you had a photo book sitting on the counter, with a note inviting them to look through it? It’s an opportunity to show them what it’s like to live in the house, as opposed to just the visual impact of looking at your staging.
There’s a dim chance that we may want to sell in a year, so as a project it’s a natural melding of interests and effort. The photo above? That’s one in the project, from Friday after the rains. Black & White isn’t necessarily ideal for this, but I like the effect.
Hopefully by next January, I’ll have enough built up to get something published. Who knows where – guess that’ll be a post for another time.
Yesterday, around 6:30pm. The sun had been shining all day, and it was turning into a beautiful evening. Went for a short walk with my daughter, which usually means stopping at a small bridge overlooking a trickle of water. Think of Pooh and his throwing sticks in the water game.
This time of year, it’s usually backed up, so it’s kinda murky. But the sun was in the perfect position for reflections. Witness:
Details: 50 ISO, Manual, daylight ISO, -1/3 EV.