Thursday, February 28, 2008

Snow, sand, surf and sky

This is a shot while on Sable Island in 2007shortly after a snow fall. What struck me was the nice patterning of the snow on the beach, and then there seemed to be layers: the snow, beach, surf and the sky. There wasn't much colour here so I tried black and white.


Monday, February 18, 2008

Finally... a DSLR.... any tips guys?

At last, I got one of these:

Sony A700P

Added UV and C-PL filters... feeling like a kid on Xmas day! The functionality is great. Already getting obsessed about prime lens action...

Will be posting a lot more on Critical Light soon...

Any tips?

Here is one of the very first shots.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Let me in, dammit!

Hi guys!

Here's one I took while playing with my new wide-angle toy, a Sigma 10-20mm. I want your opinions on a couple of things:
  1. What do you think of the angle? I've noticed that this crooked-framing wide-angle style is popular with the photographers working for a local rag, the Chronically Horrid. Although in their work the subject is frequently far more prominent. I rather like it, although I can see it getting old very quickly.
  2. Colour balance? I have also been playing around with post-processing raw images. In this case it was mostly white balance, but there was some saturation tweaking as well. The goal was to make the outside look cold, and the inside warm (i.e., reflecting reality. Brr! Poor dog...) Does it work?
I'm very interesting in opinions here, so don't hold back.