Thursday, February 23, 2012
I've been in and out of commission the last few days, once out of town and once just distracted by life. Upstate again this week walking around on a cloudy dull gray day doing some "studies." I like the composition & subject here but the focus is not sharp and the deep shadow is completely lacking in detail, even in the RAW file. A lot of my shots from here have the same problem, I had to much faith in my ability to hand hold at 400 iso late in the day on a cloudy afternoon. The second picture below would normally be my first choice, but I've been trying to get more context into my shots (with a little nudging from Gerry).
Monday, February 20, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This bridge passes over an Amtrak line down by the GWB/Hudson River. My last posting from Sunday and probably the last of these perspective shots with the rather extreme converging parallel lines - I think I'm done playing with that for now - I've shot a lot of them that never got posted :-)
I would have liked a little less extreme angle, but I wanted the light to hit the structure in the way it does here, and this was the only way to get that effect. A horizontal orientation that takes in more of the pathway might have been nice except for the ugly metal police barricades placed along the length of either side of the walkway - in hindsight that might have been an interesting shot as well. Next time.
I don't normally like to change the aspect ratio of my shots (except for printing where standard sizes demand), but in this case the only format that worked for me was square. Taken Sunday by the river. It's probably been picked up by the tide and floated out to sea by now.