Sunday, August 09, 2009

a capitol idea


Trying something new, for me, on a very well worn subject. I was part of an organised photo walk last weekend, that made a beeline for the capitol building. I've shot this so many times over the last ten years but tried to come up with a different approach. This is about 200 frames, exposed at different EV values to give some interest, and composed using Photoshop's photomerge with fairly non-standard settings, to make it work badly. Rather than trying to make one seamless blend of all the images, so that it looks like I had a wide angle lens with me, I like trying to assemble it in a slightly more incorrect way, to give the resulting image some more character. I've done this with landscapes before, using a 50mm lens. Here I used an 85mm lens and just shot away. It's useful to fix the white balance or shoot in RAW and assemble all the images in the same white balance setting, just to avoid colour shifts, unless of course that's what you are after.

Monday, August 03, 2009



I'm not normally a big fan of partial colour in black and white images. For T3, blue is such a strong part of the team identity, I think it works, particularly when seen with other images of different people in the team. The blue becomes the unifying element across the shots.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

out the kitchen window


Moved house in the last few weeks, started a new job, went to Puerto Rico to shoot a wedding, finished off my Ironman project in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Trying to manage my way through the aftermath of all of those events in a month. View out of the kitchen window is good.