It was suggested that the magnolia shot be converted to black and white, and that seemed like a great opportunity to try working with black and white conversions in Aperture 2. I don’t know that I quite have it down yet, but there’s definitely more flexibility here than there is with iPhoto.
Archive for June, 2008
No, I’m not Jack Kerouac, and Neal Cassady isn’t in the passeger seat. But it was dark enough that folks had their headlights on, while at the same time there was just enough light out to keep the shutter open for just a second or so.
I attempted to focus on the point where the broken yellow line becomes a double yellow line, and waited for someone to come my way … all while trying to keep my car on my side of the road. I had looped around twice with no luck, and was about to give up when someone came down the road.
55mm, f/4, ISO 100, 1.1 sec. Shot RAW and edited in Aperture 2.
I was playing around with softer focused shots the other night, using one of the cats as a subject. Apparently he got a little tired of being a model.
Or maybe he was just ready to make the transition from naptime to bedtime.
Its a hard, hard life being one of our cats.
165mm, f/5.3, ISO 400, Shutter 0.675
Over the weekend, before anyone else was awake, I started playing with camera angles. This shot was taken from ground level. The camera was actually resting on the floor, looking across the hardwood hallway. The morning sun provided illumination without providing direct light.
55mm, f/5.6, ISO 100, Shutter 0.77
This is why I always keep the little S85 close by. You just never know what you’re going to see driving around town.
We were running errands yesterday. As we pulled up to a light, I checked my rear view. All I can see is the reflection of the youngest, headphones on, trying to use the 3-D glasses to watch ‘Shark-Boy and LavaGirl in 3-D’ on the little video screen in the van.
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but once in a while you get a couple of belly laughs thrown in for free.
16.4mm, f/3.5, ISO 50, Shutter 1/84
This is an example of a shot from the Samsung S85. We went for a walk after dinner tonight, and I put the S85 in my pocket before we started out.
As long as you’re able to take low ISO shots and limit yourself to the optical zoom, it’s a fine camera. Once the ISO hits about 400 and/or you move past the optical to the digital zoom, the shots become very, very grainy in a big hurry.
Back to the unfinished house.
The contrast between the two sets of lines caught my eye just as I leaving through the open garage (and just before the swallows attacked). The line created by the 2×4 and plywood is so straight and precise, while the line of mortar and brick is jagged and uneven.
I have no idea what the number means. One day, if they ever start working on the house again, I may have to ask.
40mm, f/5.6, ISO 100, Shutter 1/100