Archive for the 'snapshot' Category

25
Aug
10

8/25/2010

Giessen Backyard

Still rainy days in Germany when I took this shot. I visited a colleagues home in Giessen in the early German evening, and while he discussed roof repairs with his contractor, I looked around for photo options. This is taken straight down from a balcony on the second floor. I like it as an abstract…the contrast of colors and textures and forms.

Canon SD4000IS at 28mm equivalent field of view @ f2.8 @ 1/100th @ ISO 200. Programmed auto.

Adjusted Blackpoint, added Clarity and Vibrance, sharpen, and auto white balance in Lightroom.

From Germany and England 2010.

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03
Apr
09

4/3/2009

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan, the quintessential Scottish Castle, seen in many films, and subject of millions of tourist snapshots, including this one. Catch it on the right day at the right hour and it is magical. I took wide shots, and mid-shots, and full telephoto. This is a medium tele shot for framing.

Sony DSC H50 at about 150mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/200th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Nothing fancy in Lightroom. Recovery for the sky and clouds. Presence increase through Clarity and Vibrance. Landscape sharpen preset.

From Scotland.

06
Mar
09

3/6/2009

Downtown Carinish

Downtown Carinish

Just down the road from the Bed and Breakfast where we stayed on North Uist in the Hebrides. Could not resist. Something more than a snapshot, but snapshotish certainly. Still makes me smile.

It is an awkward composition, a bit. I normally would not have placed the phone booth that close to the frame, or the sheep either…but I wanted to emphasize the juxtaposition. I think it works.

Sony DSC H50 zoomed in to about 85mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/400 @ ISO 100. Programmed Auto.

In Lightroom, Recovery for the sky, some added Presence, via Clarity and Vibrance sliders. Landscape sharpen preset.

From Scotland.

 

PS.

 

A bit more Lighroom Work

A bit more Lighroom Work

Okay. So I was always bothered  by the burned out white on the sheep’s back, and some found the sky to bright. Recently I have begun experimenting with Lightroom’s graduated filter effect, so I had to try that on the sky. And I also applied Lightroom’s Adjustment brush to reduce the brightness of the burned out area on the sheep’s back. And so…

01
Mar
09

3/01/2009

Waiting for the Hebrides Ferry

Waiting for the Hebrides Ferry

Click the image for a larger gallery view on Smugmug.

I am working on more brooding Scottish landscapes but just to lighten things up, here is a snapshot taken while waiting for the ferry from Skye to Uist (in the Hebrides).

It is just a moment caught. The unstudied pose, the natural setting, the young man so caught up in his music as to be unaware of the public nature of his exposure. I zoomed in and then cropped the image slightly for better composition.

Sony DSC H50 at about 110mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/320 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

From Scotland.

01
Feb
09

2/1/2009

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

While digiscoping I always carry two cameras…whatever I am digiscoping with, and my Sony DSC H50 superzoom. Some birds are just too close, and there are always sunsets and sunrises, irresistible vistas, and quirky fellow birders.

This was taken out the window of the rental car, from the dike road, not even at full zoom on the H50.

Sony DSC H50 at about 365mm equiv. F5.6 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto. -.7 EV exposure compensation.

Clarity, Vibrance and Sharpen in Lightroom. Cropped for effect.

From Space Coast Birding.

02
Jan
09

1/2/2009

Everglades Tower

Everglades Tower

Shark Valley in Everglades National Park is simply a must see. I can not imagine anyone not enjoying the tram ride to the tower and back. Close views of wildlife, including Alligators, stunning landscapes, and the tower to climb for even more expansive views.

This is the tower, on what might have been the ideal day for a visit. Just a snapshot really. I took only this one view of the tower as subject, but with the sky and clouds cooperating, it does the job.

Sony DSC H50, wide end of the zoom. F5.6 @ 1/640th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Minimal Clarity, Vibrance, and Sharpening in Lightroom.

From the Sanibel and Everglades Gallery.

25
Dec
08

12/25/2008

 

Christmas!

Christmas!

This is what Christmas is about: love, happiness, joy, celebration (and all because of Jesus).

Classic snapshot. “Look at me Kelia!” Using the LCD with the camera held one-handed for the angle.

Sony DSC H50 with the zoom at about 60mm equiv. F3.2 @ 1/50 @ ISO 200, Auto Flash

Noise Reduction and Auto Fix in Photoshop Elements. Like I said, a snapshot all the way.