This is a photo blog of self expression. All the images I post are self assignments driven by the need for more creativity in my life. This is my escape from the everyday shooting as a professional photographer.
When I saw these peppers all I could think was COLOR.. Most subjects are color or black and white. This as you can see is all about color. I used a wide angle lens and moved in close to the peppers to make them the dominant part of the composition. The cloudy sky help give the scene a nice even light. I also set my white balance by reading off a white card with my camera.
There are some very old and interesting architecture in downtown Knoxville. This image of theBijou was shot in evening light. One of the more modern building in the downtown area is across the street from the Bijou. The reflective light from this large glass and steel skyscraper created some intriguing light and shadow on the theater. Using a 17mm lens I pointed the camera upward to frame the building with the sign. To made the image black & white I saved the green channel then coverted to gray scale.
This is another one I took during the class field trip at Pellissippi. The best light for outdoor photography is evening and morning . Why? The sun is lower in the sky giving warm light that illuminates at a lower angle creating more dramtic images. If this same kind of light happened all day it might be consider boring but the fleeting moment of this type of light makes it interesting to the viewer. Set that alarm and get up and try to arrive at interesting places at first light. Don't drink too much coffee because steady hand make sharp photos.
This is one of the images I took during my Basic Photography Class at Pellissippi State.I used a wide angle lens to exaggerate the long yellow line and held the camera unlevel to include more of the line. With the aid Adobe Photoshop I desaturated the photo to black and white leaving only the yellow line the original color.This is one of the roads going out of the college campus.My next class begins Oct. 22. This class concentrates more on the artistic side of digital photography. It also includes two field trips.