When The Situation Arises…Shoot!
February 29, 2016 § Leave a comment
My last blog was still life images of dried flowers. I shot them in my barn studio. I’ve been working on still life lately, and haven’t really shot anything outdoors since I was shooting my “Cleveland” gallery. When I went into my studio, it was a cloudy dreary day with virtually no sun. I spent the afternoon working on the dried flowers, and standing around all afternoon made me want to do nothing but sit in my recliner. I walked out of my barn and was greeted with SUNSHINE!! The clouds were breaking up and formed a jigsaw puzzle of various cloud formations. I started shooting the clouds when I turned around and saw the cupola on top of the barn seeming to rise out of the heavy snow that had covered him the previous night. I shot it and then noticed that our row of pine trees formed a nice simple scenic with their own snow cover. It didn’t take long for the sun to set and looking out to the west, a beautiful sunset was forming before my eyes…and camera lens. At that point, you really have maybe a minute or two to capture the sunset before it’s gone. For all three of these images, I probably stayed within a 10′ radius…all I did basically was change lenses from wide angle to telephoto. I decided to try different post processing styles using pre-sets from my latest program, “Aurora HDR Pro”. For the sunset, I went with a dreamy look. For the row of trees, I went with a very dramatic B&W. The shot of the cupola was a simple “realistic” HDR. The next day, I was back to shooting more still life images, but when something presents itself to you, be ready to shoot!
Thanks for looking.