The first shot is a favorite "forced-perspective" photo. This cemetery statue is no taller than three feet. I wanted to give the impression of a towering figure and what might appear as a hill in background is actually a section of mausoleums. A storm had just passed.
1. Cemetery Angel
Here's a mix of my favorite black & white conversions. As with every category of photography I enjoy, I strongly favor the darker end of the exposure spectrum.
I love how black & white photography, in particular, provides light & shadow the opportunity to perform their magical duet.
Black Foam Core Projects
I'm certain there exists many creative methods that will yield similar results. I'm providing the methods I use to achieve these types of shots and I hope this information proves helpful should you decide to give it a try. I'll include a couple of my favorite flower...
Thank you for commenting. Yes, there are many methods that will yield similar results. Black foam core board was something I simply decided to try, found it worked well and that was that!
I'll look forward to seeing how this specific seashell project works out for you and your wife and I'll...
Thank you, and yes, #6 from the first set is indeed glowing because it's being illuminated from the light source underneath the shell. I'll continue to identify them as "Illuminated" immediately after the image number.
One of my favorite "tabletop" macro / close-up photography projects involves the use of black foam core board and strategic lighting angles. My seashell collection looks especially nice against the black background. It celebrates the interplay of light & shadow and makes for a very enjoyable...
When I last visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Califronia, my primary interest was jellyfish. I wanted to create the effect of an image you might see in astrophotography similar to photographs of deep space nebulae. The particles floating within the tank lend the appearance of...
Thanks, Sue. My superzooms have always provided wonderful results that I'm very happy with. Regardless of the make, model or price of a camera, truly being happy with our photos is all we could ever hope for!
Here's a few of my favorite wide-angle shots. Again, wild, hand-held, no cropping.
I often title the first shot "Snowy Egret Ballet."
1. Snowy Egret
2. Green Heron
3. Great Egret
4. Great Blue Heron
5. Snowy Egret
Thanks, Sue. Yes, their eyes are quite stunning. Soon I'll post a series of the amazing transformation these herons undergo. From the changes in their eyes and plumage during the transition from juvenile to adult form, you'd swear they were unrelated birds!
One more set here then off to collect a few more photographic souvenirs!
The first image of the cormorant was especially fun in that we were bobbing up-and-down quite vigorously on opposite facing docks at a harbor. It was a bit of a challenge to compose and time the shot!
I enjoy bird & wildlife photography with my collection of superzoom cameras. I look forward to sharing my photos and interacting with you. I've recently posted a thread in the Nature forum titled "Strictly For The Birds" if you'd like to see the types of images I enjoy capturing.
New member here! I wanted to share my favorite bird photos with you. I especially enjoy portrait style captures and the effect that side-lighting has on my subjects, therefore, early morning or late afternoon sunlight works best. I prefer to shoot toward the slightly darker end of the...