Sunday, March 21, 2010

Leading Lines

Last summer, my wife and I went to the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City. It was the second time I have ever seen a lighthouse close up. I was having a difficult time getting the shot I wanted with all the buildings and power lines all over the place. I decided to take a dfferent approach and different view...up. I tried to center it as much as possible. It's a little off, but I like it.

I converted the color image to B&W and gave it a Sepia tone. I like the way it brought out the clouds and darkened the sky. The more you look at it, the more you get the sense that you can walk right up and touch the clouds.

More Macro

This is another image I submitted for the first night of the Macro/Close-up Photo workshop with Ed Heaton. I had taken this image last summer at my In-Laws house. I just purchased a Tamron 200-500mm and was getting a feel for it. I was sitting outside on a plastic lawn recliner, when I noticed this beauty on the recliner next to me, about two arm lengths away. It was waiting for its close up...

Holy Macro pt II

I am taking a course with Ed Heaton, Chester County Camera Club member, professional photographer, teacher, friend. The course is Macro/Close-up photography. It is one part critique, one part lecture, and one part hand-on.

This photograph was one that I submitted for the first class. For me, orchids are really tough to photograph, but since I purchased a Nikon 60mm f 2.8 Macro lens, I am having a blast...What happened to the Tamron? Well, I didn't realize that with a macro lens, the aperture is going to fluctuate depending on the distance the lens is to the object you are photographing...I thought there was something wrong, so I returned it. I went to another camera shop and looked at the Nikon, but the fluctuation happened again...This time, the associate was able to find out why the fluctuation was happening. Once this was explained to me, I felt better about it and bought the Nikon lens...