My attempt at a long exposure: 30 seconds. The lights are from two vehicles that drove by in that 30-second time. Almost looks three-dimensional. Taken about 40 minutes before sunrise.
Category Archives: Photographs
I already forgot where I was when I photographed this. I don’t know what it is. But it must have been interesting at the time, because I photographed it.
If you are out with a group of photographers, at some point in time you’ll be able to see us photographing each other.
One Cold and Rainy Morning (2)
It definitely was cold the entire morning but the rain stopped just as we gathered for a photo walk in Austin, Texas. As we crossed the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge, I saw one photographer kneeling down, with his camera near the ground. After he stood up, I asked him what he was photographing. Yes, I could see — in general — what his camera what pointed at, but not the specific subject he had in mind.
This is what he showed me, so I tried it, too. I really like the effect of having the people in the photograph, as it shows scale and underscores the vanishing point.
When the photo walk was finished, I was returning to our starting point and photographed the pedestrian bridge again, this time without any people. I guess not everyone was thrilled about being out in the cold and rain.
Then I saw someone in that photography group post a black and white version. Ooh, aah, I really liked it.
I feel lucky when I come across photographers who are welcoming, sharing, and inclusive. Actually, quilters are the same way. And hikers. And sketchers. Well, you get the idea.
Scarf, Before and After
I hung a scarf with an impressionistic Mediterranean scene on my back porch and photographed it with the morning sun shining through it. I had been waiting for a subject that I thought would lend itself to the Liquify filter in Photoshop.
With the Liquify filter in Photoshop.