Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The evil eye

Of course, I AM kidding! This is another shot of my first great-granddaughter with her great grandmother (my wife!). As luck would have it, I happened to catch this precious little girl at a bad time resulting in the photo which had made me chuckle!


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Monday, September 17, 2018

All chiefts and one indian

We had a saying in the Navy that went like the title. It meant there were a lot of supervisors but only one REAL worker. I thought it applied for this image.


However, I did want to show an expanse of space but needed something to ground the image so I included the signs in the foreground.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

PAIRS

Last week I swapped the TCL lens I had on the X100S for the WCL that I had not used since making the eBay buy a year ago. I thought I would try to do some zone focusing while shooting from the hip.
I walked around my usual spot on the town square and tried to visualize some street images. I saw this one coming and got a decent composition but I was initially put off by the tilt to the image. When I corrected the tilt in photoshop, it seemed too bland. So I left the tilt in.
Of course leaving the tilt adds some diagonal lines to the image which I found to be more appealing. 


I still need to work on really visualizing the image better as I needed to crop the image more than I thought I would. One of the reasons I am doing this effort is to try and get closer to the subjects before pressing the shutter. When I was a working news photographer, I had no problem getting close but now that I am just another amateur I seem to hesitate. Oh, well, practice makes perfect.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

[sort of] A Family Portrait

Ever notice how sometimes you are so focused on your subject(s) that you do not notice the background until later in review?
That is the case here. I was shooting a volleyball game with my son's daughters are players. In my effort to try and get both of the girls in the shot, I lined up just in front of the back boundary. The server is his oldest (who also plays on a traveling team) and the blonde in front of her is her younger sister. What I did not notice at the time was that in the front row of the bleachers between the two girls was my son, his wife, and my wife (his mom).
So the shot becomes kind of an impromptu family portrait.



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Friday, September 14, 2018

Keep on trying

The title reminds me of the fish Dory in Disney's "Nemo" when Dory keeps saying "keep on swimming". I am going to try (and I emphasize "try") to post something either new or from my archives every day for a while.
For today's image, I decided on one that I caught two weeks ago. On initial edit, I almost deleted it. But this past week, I decided on a new challenge. Instead of using the telephoto adapter on my X100S (which had been mounted on the camera for the last year), I put on the wide angle adapter for a change of pace and decided to shoot with zone focusing and from the hip to get a different look. While this shot was with the telephoto adapter, shooting with a different tact got me to relook at this shot. A little cropping and I found something that worked for me. It was a slow enough shutter speed to show a little movement but gave me a different look than usual (at least usual for the past year). I will probably add this to my "PAIRS" series because it is different. I shot it from the hip and took a guess at my angle. While I thought it was wrong initially it, now it catches my eye.
What do you think?


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

DANCE DANCE DANCE

Got this shot at a theater production during our last cruise. Something about it reminds me of some of the dance TV shows back in the 50's and 60's. I like how two of the performers are in the spotlight and everyone else ( including a lot of the cruisers) are in the shadows.


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Great grand

Went over to visit my daughter and her family recently and came away with a few shots I really like. This one, shot with the Fuji X100S and TCL-X100 lens attached, works for me. My daughter, on the left, was fairly close to me with her first granddaughter (my first greatgranddaughter hence the title) was right behind her. I like the softness of my daughter with the focus on the greatgranddaughter as she makes a statement. She just recently began walking so now the trouble starts!


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