Thank you, David. I did try both while composing shots and in post .... but both my instincts and the actual results said it just didn't work.Great colours Harry. I'll join the chorus in saying that the lines don't disturb at all and are an integral part of what is going on. Rather than trying to remove them in post, the other option is to frame without them and it looks as if that was not possible.
I think perhaps, Chris. But I hope it happens before the one I've asked my daughter to do to scatter my ashes!Three superb additions to the saga of Holyoke. The fall colors really sing in all of these. In the desert, we won't see anything like that until December.
Harry, might there be a chartered plane ride in your future?
Beautiful light and a fine composition of lines and colors. Well done!
Thank you, Andy and Paul. The combination of the lines and the colors, all in great light just screamed "here I am .... just shoot me!" It's only a few times a year that a scene presents itself so well. And when it does, sometimes I don't have a camera with me. This time I was out looking for it thanks to Octoberfest's salutary demands.That apartment building is wonderful, and the lines from the three structures really make for a great composition.
Beautiful and expressive architecture of a place (and possibly era) that is becoming more and more difficult to find. the hints at interior bring it home nicely!Day 24 - Patterns at Sunset
A lovely clear day today. I had to walk in the morning and couldn't get the morning gold, so I was determined to at least capture some evening gold. Then I saw this house, apartment building, and church steeple in juxtaposition and just had to capture it. Required putting on both my Kenko 2x and 1.4x telextenders, something I've never done before so far as I can recall.
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While shooting this, a foursome of cute little girls were playing in the parking lot I was shooting over, and just as I got into my shooting, they suddenly sat in a circle, had some kind of communication, jumped to their feet and left. I grabbed a single shot and blew it up for the bucket. Not great technically at all but ..... well, see for yourself.
I've tried, but neither one of us are ready for that conversation just yet. (Soon, but I'm deliberately pushing it back!)I think perhaps, Chris. But I hope it happens before the one I've asked my daughter to do to scatter my ashes!
Hi Chris, I was a bit worried about the girls or somebody else's reaction. The best I could do was to make sure I was always shooting well above them and in a slightly different direction. The snap I showed was only one of two I actually pointed the camera at them. So, they may have been saying that. But I hope not.Beautiful and expressive architecture of a place (and possibly era) that is becoming more and more difficult to find. the hints at interior bring it home nicely!
I just looked at your bucket picture. I did projects with my daughter throughout her tween and teen years. One picture she came up with was her and a girlfriend through the rear door of a windowless van, with chocolate smeared all over their faces and hands. It has a caption of "I guess there really was candy in the back." I never made it, and now she's too old. It really was not age appropriate when she suggested it, but I have come to expect that by now.
The girls are saying "There is a creepy old man over there taking our picture. Let's leave, but remember what he looks like just in case."
Sadly in the last couple days (especially during my sunrise in the park walk) I bypassed many pictures of youngsters, that a decade ago would have been beautiful.
Thanks New World.
I've tried, but neither one of us are ready for that conversation just yet. (Soon, but I'm deliberately pushing it back!)
Well done Harry! Catching the timing of motion sports like this is difficult and you did a super job.Day 25 - Football Runthru's
The other day I ran across the Holyoke High School football squad (it seemed like both varsity and jv team together) having offensive and defensive drills at their practice field. They dressed in a way called "Light Pads". Basically casual clothes except for shoulder pads and a helmuts.
Dim or streaked light and a tele lens that consisted of 85mm + 1.4x Kenko Pro or 2.0x Kenko Pro or both. Usually when I shoot sports none of my gear in Octoberfest would be included ..... but here we are. I reminded myself that when I first started shooting sports I was using a D50 and a $185 Sigma 5.6-6.3 lens, and gave it a try.
The key to shooting sports, IMO, is either catching key action moments, or else catching some balletic grace. So among others I came up was this pass action. To me it is interesting that the quarterback throwing the ball is actually smiling .... the reason is that his end just broke free and if his throw was accurate, they had a touchdown. He did throw accurately, and in a real game they would have scored.
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In the bucket I've put a few other shots that perhaps better convey the large group involved. Based on my calculations, they were running in three squads on offense and three on defense as they changed offensive plays and defensive sets. The assignment-callers on both sides got a workout.
Like I said, Andy. Never would have been in my bag for sports. Nor would be the telextenders. But my early training with the D50 helped as it simply forced mostly single shots, and the 70-300mm f5.6-6.3 I had to shoot with then was pretty well simulated by the 85mm with its telextenders. Thanks for you comments.Football with an 85? Quite an undertaking! You have met the challenge well.