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.
I actually turned this black and white photo into a drawing using the filter in photoshop Find Edges. This does not work with most of my images but this image had the right amount of simplified lines to pull it off.
Any time you put a light source out of focus it will ballon up in size. This works well when doing close up work with the sun in the background. Remember that you have to take the camera off auto focus in order to do this trick.
It was late in the evening just starting to get dark when I noticed a stink bug on a bright red dogwood leave. There was not much light to really see detail. I thought maybe a flash light could help. I painted the bug with my small flash light with the camera set on f-18 at 5 seconds and ISO 100. Check out the antennae the only thing that shows any movement in the long exposure. Of course I used a very sturdy tripod and hoped for no wind.