Sunday, October 31, 2010

Down Town October 24th

Here are some of the best shots that I took last Sunday with Trevor and Stamatia.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Post Processing From Saturday's Outing.

I went through some of the photos that I wanted to touch up a bit. Some of these were left out of my previous post, and some of them are processed versions of the ones I posted earlier.

In no particular order...

Ahh, the weed growing through the rock wall. Excellent.

Trevor and his SLR.

Frightening, and covered in bird poo!

I liked this photo a lot before I edited it, now it's my desktop wallpaper :)

And I brightened up this Queen Street photo, fixed the exposure, and over saturated everything!

Looking down Queen Street.

Spooky tree in Officer's Square. I fixed the exposure, and I really like this photo in black & white.

And I fixed this one a bit. Adjusted exposure, and yes, I know, it's all over saturated. I happen to like bright, vibrant colours.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Downtown With Trevor.

It's been ages since I've posted something here. Mostly, because I haven't taken any photos worth sharing! All that changed yesterday when Stamatia and I went wandering downtown with my friend Trevor (who lives in Toronto). Lots of pretty fall colours along Queen Street. As usual, everything is shot in Manual mode, all with my 18-55mm lens, no filters, and the camera is using Fine Jpeg + RAW. These photos are all from the Jpegs, there are a couple of others I want to touch up a bit in Lightroom before I post them.

So, to start, here's Trevor!

And here is a decent shot of City Hall.

Up close and personal with out beloved Freddy!

Looking down Queen Street.

I love this photo I took from the Pedway behind the Library.

Inside Officer's Square...

SpooOoOky Tree.

Pretty Tree.

The wall along Regent Street.

A lonely weed growing out of the wall.

Wide angle, also a pretty tree.

This looks rather painful.

And the last one for this post. I took a dozen photos of this tree from various angles. It looked so good when the sun was shining on it, but then the sun would hide behind a cloud, and then come out again, and then hide again. I think this one turned out alright.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This Guy Scared The Crap Out Of Me...

Early this evening, I was sitting on the beach at the cottage. I was holding my camera, and peacefully staring out over the water, when I heard a bunch of noise behind me. I turned around and saw this little guy on the side of a tree trunk. I screwed up a bunch of these at first. I was so excited that I didn't realize my shutter was too slow and I took a bunch of blurry photos (without checking the display after the first couple of shots). Eventually, the squirrel went up into the tree, and I couldn't see him anymore. Disappointed, I sat back down and stared out at the lake. Then I heard the noise again. He had come back down! This time I raised the camera's ISO value and kept it in Av mode. The squirrel was so patient, and let me get really close to him.

I may or may not try to pretty some of these up in Lightroom.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Portraits In The Park

Stamatia and I took a trip to Odell Park today so I could practice my portrait taking skills (or lack of). Basically, I used Aperture Priority mode to make things a little easier. Along with the Av setting, I used a low ISO value, and Partial light metering, and my 18-55mm lens.

I shot in raw + fine jpeg, but all of these photos are from the raw files that I edited a bit in Adobe Lightroom. I mostly just turned up the warmth and saturation of certain colours.

So, in no particular order...

So, critique me. I know my Post Processing skills aren't all they could be. Also, my portrait skills and creativity aren't that great either. Though, this is my first actual attempt at it.