Saturday, March 26, 2011

I thought spring had arrived...

Obviously not here. Not yet. I'm hopeful, though! Just a glimpse of what it still looks like here. Brown and icy. Bring on the warmth! I want the water to flow!

This was really just a spur of the moment shot. Not too much in focus here. It's a hand held 3 exposure bracket as I was teetering on falling in the water. Hand held because I was too cold to take the time to set up the tripod and do it right =)

Nik HDR Efex and Silver Efex, for what it's worth!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sit. Reflect. Heal.

I feel like such a lazy person right now. But, I'm trying to keep my mind busy. Another image that I revisited with Nik HDR Efex... I'm kinda drawn to the black and white versions right away. Not sure what that means... maybe it means that HDR really isn't for me... When I see it in color it just doesn't do it for me. Not saying that I haven't seen some really cool color HDR shots, I just haven't seen any of mine being really cool color HDR shots! I'll keep playing with them though. Who knows? I might stumble on one that I like! My next question is... how does a bracketed IR look when run through this program?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands...

I'm still playing around with Nik HDR Efex... getting to know it. Not sure how well I'm doing. Feedback is always welcome... I've never really dipped my toes into this pool before, so it's all kinda new to me!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oh, Hi!

It's been a little while since I've stopped in here. Today was the first time I touched my camera since I ended the 365 Project. What can I say... the promise of spring pulled me out, and onto the cold, wet ground to shoot these little snowdrops.

I'm attempting to get to know Nik Software's HDR Efex... I shot a 5 bracket exposure hand held... but, that said, I thought back to a little tutorial I watched from Scott Kelby about what shots to use for an HDR image. This HDR is using his thought process.... HDR and black and white in a combination of shots 1, 2 and 5 from a 5 exposure bracket.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

365 | The end of days

365 days. Countless photos that didn't make the cut. Plenty of photos that made the cut that shouldn't have. A year of picking up the camera Numerous nights realizing that I hadn't taken a shot and it was 11:45 pm. It was hard. So many days of thinking it was the last one in the project, that I just could NOT keep up with this. I really, really wanted to drop it. But, given my nature of not being a quitter, I stuck to it. I would have really disliked myself if I had caved in and walked away.

Favorite Photo: Day 65
Hardest to shoot: Day 262
Most fun to shoot: Day 31
Best day: Day 283
Worst day: Day 343

If you want to see the whole series, HERE it is.

Why did you start this project?
I got talked into it by a friend.

Why didn’t you stop?
I'm stubborn. I didn't want to be another casualty in the process.

Did you enjoy the project?
Yes and no. I like that so many of the photos remind me of a day that I had, good or bad. Little memories, scattered throughout the year.  Some days when there was just so much whirling around in my head it was good to go out looking for that photo of the day. Some days it was just a struggle and I ended up with a cell phone shot for the day.

Was it a success?
I can't judge that by the photos. So many horrible photos. So many cell phone shots. I would have to say the fact that I FINISHED it made it a success.

What's next?
Nothing. I'm hanging up the camera strap for a while. I have nothing in me right now... I need some time to just figure out what comes next...

Winter is still holding on
A little rain must fall
Not sure who wants this project to be over more!
It starts with me. It ends with me.

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Photographer. Nature Lover. Learning. Growing. Loving.

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