Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Overlapping Brothers

In trying to express the bonds between siblings I sometimes feel that a single picture doesn't do justice to the mood.

This shot was made with the Hipstamatic app and the double exposure button, which does take some getting used to in aligning and exposing images.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Early Morning Light

Early morning while driving past the golf course in Trenton. The foggy day was an expectation as I had seen a couple of "patchy" spots of fog driving through the Mud Creek Road, but it was the sun that froze me in place and caused me to pull over and iPhone this shot.

The sun backlighting the large tree and at the same time balancing a focal point with the smaller tree was of particular interest to me. There was a definite feeling or mood of calmness in this shot, which i think fog tends to do anyway, but the distinction here was the fog masking depth as it usually does, but in this case with the sun "burning" through. The colors were posterized even in the "live" presence.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Male Mosquito at Sunset

I saw this "creature on the window out back and had to get a photo. How marvelously engineered these long-legged creatures seem to be! The element of line took over for me here with the legs all coming together at one point in the image, dividing segments as the sun settled into the horizon. Unedited, this was an easy piece for my phone to capture.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yellow Foggy Morning

 The sun this morning was amazing, although the fog had a great deal to do with that. I first noticed how "glowing" the sun was through my rearview mirror, with the color being almost a "golden glow" in the way that it lit everything up. I shot one-handed quickly from the window, taking three or four different versions of the image here at the top. This ended up as my favorite because of it's clarity and the position of the telephone poles. I cropped the image tightly around the rearview mirror, and I liked the drops of water that stand out so sharply.

The second shot of the trees was actually a "no-look" as I just held the phone against the window and clicked off a number of shots, with the one to the right being the one I selected. I did increase the contrast and "tune-up" this one a bit as it was pretty "blasted out" by the bright sun, but I enjoy the effects that the sunlight has on the branches of the tree and the way it shines through and illuminates some branches more than others.