I got this one on my way out to Coulterville this Monday. It looks cool, yes, but not nearly as cool as it did in real life where it was much more…subtle. It was so dim you barely believe it was even the sun. Just a really rare and unique sunset. Oh well.
Meghan was with me the last time I went out shooting. And the time before that come to think of it. And before, and before, etc.
Anyways, Meghan found herself, not for the first time, as a photo subject, because I had a cool portrait idea. The sun was going down, I had a clear shot on it and it was falling. Strobe was on a light stand in the back seat.
Meghan said she initially thought I was having her stand there for shadow or something like that.She said she thought she might be acting like a reflector or something too. Not in a purple shirt honey…We don’t want no color casts here.
Couple of test shots for strobe, fast shutter speed to darken the sky, telephoto to pancake everything and to make the sun sorta big in frame and BAM! We got it! Hope you guys like it.
(Note: When you put your wife’s photo on your blog, she gets to choose the picture that goes up. You also gotta compliment her looks, which fortunately for me, is not hard to do.)
Roadies, or pictures taken while out driving, are some of my favorites. I’ve shown plenty before and will show plenty more. Because sometimes, you just gotta go take some pics for fun, not because you have to.
So I haven’t updated in a while and I figured that this might be a nice way to put a few more there.
Here’s one Meghan took.
Did a couple more where we went to some of the local country cemeteries too.
This next one I shot with a telephoto into the woods where some light shafts were hitting. Like a 30th of a second, from a moving car.
Hope you like ’em. More coming.
I was supposed to meet my photo class/club at the office last night to talk about some computer related and blogging type stuff. But it was about 74 out, sunny and there was a breeze. So we went for a drive instead. I had some fun. Unfortunately, an upset/empty stomach brought me back home earlier than I would have liked, but the pictures are nice.
Aubrey, who runs Creative Creations Photography, is one of the students and the one who is most into this club and photography in general. Oh, and she also shot Meghan and my wedding, which was cool. Anyways, she was our navigator, driver and director for the night. She was also disappointed when I said it was time to head back to Flora.
For that one, I was just trying to get a picture of a cow (An uncooperative little cow), when Meghan said to get a picture of the barb wire fence and the trees. Not the first one I pointed the camera at either. This one. So this is is sort-of her shot. But only sort-of.
This one I was trying to strobe light the vegetation in front and let the sun shine through in back, but it took too long to get everything ready, so I ended up not getting the sun as bright as I wanted. Still nice though.
Got the locust shot right next to the sun shot. Used the same strobe to light it.
The highlight of the trip, which Aubrey said was just getting started when Meghan and I bugged out for dinner, was Bunker Cemetery. It was awesome. Due in no small part to the light being real good when we got there.
If you don’t like flare-y glare-y type shots like this, just navigate away now.
I’d probably re-shoot that last one, because the focus is not on, but I still liked it too much to leave it out.
Pretty cool gate at the back entrance of the cemetery.
So yeah. A lot of flare and glare. Still had fun. Thanks for looking!