There was some really great “golden hour” light streaming into my dining room last weekend. These flowers on the table were glowing, and one flower was lit up much brighter than the others. It turns out that the camera didn’t quite capture what I was seeing. The dimmer portions of the scene turned quite dark… but this flower still stood out from the others.
I closed out the summer in Wildwood NJ with the family. We arrived right after the hurricane, and practically had the place to ourselves for the first few days. I also learned the meaning of “Going Ham” and “Come at me bro!” which were plastered on t-shirts on the boardwalk.
I got off the subway one stop early to take some shots on the way to work. This was the best one that I took. I find myself cropping my shots much more since i’ve been using the GF-1/20mm. I’ve got nothing against cropping, outside of losing pixels. Sometimes it’s just impossible to get the symmetry or composition you want straight out of the camera.
I took these photos back in October of 2010. I was going to meet my wife downtown for dinner and a movie, and had some time to kill. It was a very windy and cloudy day, which made for some nice dramatic skies, so I thought I would take some shots from the Brooklyn Bridge. I was finding it hard to get any angles of the bridge that I hadn’t seen before, so I took a new approach… photos of people taking photos of the bridge.
It turned out to be a lot of fun. My favorite shot is #6. He looks like he is praying to the sky, but he’s actually looking taking a shot of the rigging. The other shot I really like is #10. The guy on the left saw the woman in red taking a picture with her slr, and decided she knew what she was doing and copied her shot. I had to laugh, because I’ve had people do the same thing when I was shooting with my slr.
One of the photo tips you read about often is to turn around and look behind you when taking photos of a sunset. Sometimes the best shots are not where you think they will be. In my case, they were standing next to me doing the same thing I was.
(Click here to see the “before” image)