Friday, July 29, 2011

On the edge of the day.

I really like shooting at around the twilight realm, everything takes on a whole new look then during the day. Lights are coming on as the daylight fades so you can get an interesting mix of light. I shot these about two weeks ago when I was out for a friends birthday party.

Everything was shot with my Nikon P7000 and processed in Lightroom.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Its all about the color

Back in the film days I shot nothing but black and white not that I had anything color images but black and white was something I could process and print myself to save some money. With digital though it's the same price either way so I try to take advantage of good color whenever I can.
 Sidewalk chalk during the 4th of July parade.
I was drawn to how the pole and wires framed the cloud the colors were just a bonus. 
Warm and cool tones always seem to work well together. Paul and Babe during the annual water carnival.
First two images were shot with a Nikon D300 with a 16-85mm and the bottom shot with a Nikon P7000 and everything was processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shooting with Nora

I've been shooting a lot since I've been back from California, closing in on 5,000 images in the last four months. One of the people I have been shooting with is my new friend Nora featured here.

 For this image I used an Elinchrom Quadra with a 27x27" softbox above me and slightly camera left using the sun as a backlight.

For this image I placed the Quadra behind Nora and camera right to act as a back light but then over exposed Nora.

The lighting here was the Quadra with a full cut of CTO on it behind her and camera right to simulate warm afternoon sunlight because it was a dark and rainy day.
All images were shot with a Nikon D300 with a 16-85mm and they were all processed in Adobe Lightroom.