Saturday, March 25, 2017

One never steps on the same river twice

Canon EOS 5d, EF 24mm, f22, ND filter

The water and rocks image was composed under the tree to even out and soften the lighten.  I used my 24mm lens set at f22 to get as much depth as I can.  In my opinion, wide angle lenses are forgiving at any aperture size.  Had this been a 50mm the sharpness would have been compromised at aperture smaller than f8.  So I think the 24mm set at small aperture has something to do with the structure of the rocks captured.  Also, I made sure that the sharpest focus was on one of the rocks (I think the middle one).  The calm water is a result of exposing at 2 seconds, which eliminated the harsh luminance bouncing from the stream.  I increased the EV to 1.3+ so I can get a longer exposure.  The image was post processed using Nik Viveza to adjust the levels and increase the structure a bit, and Nik Color Efex Pro to squeeze out the color.  As I’ve mentioned the Viveza is one that I would have if I have only one choice.  The Color Efex is superfluous but it makes editing easier.  I think I could have gotten the same results by just playing around with the RGB levels.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Secret to My Success


Juzno: What is your secret to your photography success?

Magnum Photographer David Hurn: A good pair of shoes.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Existential Moment of Señor Hugo

One day at Los Angeles's Fashion District

"You are not to take my... (oh well)"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Black Hipster in NY


Yo... you dig?  Ja know yellow is da new black?

There are trending street photography styles that I refuse to be a part of.  One style is heavy on the shadows and lots of blacks in the image.  I believe it's a style borrowed from Alex Webb.  The problem is everything else looks the same.  I try to do the opposite and bring up the highlights instead.

Cheers.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017