Time to get a bit creative in Photoshop, or not. Most of you probably have shot the pics that you want to use for this post but here is the general idea... again this is a very relax post. No real rules, just some suggestions. I have posted the picture of what my CD cover would look like if i ever started a band or tried to release an album. One thing to remember when posting is that a CD case is a square format.
And purely for fun, go ahead and post your top 5 or so favorite songs.
For me (in no particular order):
Little Bribes ..................... Death Cab For Cutie
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. ...... Sufjan Stevens
Run Over By A Truck ....... Weezer
Comes and Goes .............. Greg Laswell
Clark Gable ...................... The Postal Service
Olsen Olsen ..................... Sigur Ros
(P.S. The song choice was the hardest part of this one for me)
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I found this shack while walking around looking for composition shots...
This picture follows the rule of thirds because the horizon is on the lower third while the shack is on the right third. I think it works great.
The picture was shot with a Canon Digital Rebel with a Polarized lens.
I was out taking photos for the blog today since I procrastinated this whole week and stumbled across these bales of hay and they looked way sweet, I thought. I tried to use to rules of composition while taking the pictures. I hope it turned out.
i didn't have time to go out and shoot this week, so i looked through my old photos and found one that i felt followed the rule of thirds and one that didn't so much. the first one i don't feel follows the rule, but i think it still looks good. the second one, the horizon is on the third line, and the little hill and tree are to the right third.
My roomate and I were going on a little scenic drive to Kelly Canyon, we both saw this cute barn and decided to stop for a quick picture. I know this isn't following the rule of thirds perfectly and the barn isn't exactly in the right spot, but the top third includes the sky, and well, I just thought it was too cute to pass up!
So this first picture is a total mistake. It was really bright and blue the day I shot this so i had put on a ND8 filter along with a warming orange filter. Thing is that i didnt check my white balance. It wasnt on sunny skys as it should have been and this was the awesome result. As far as the rule of thids is concerned i have put the horizon on the bottom third. Oh yeah, and it was shot with a fish eye lens, the further distortion of the image.
Nikon D80 Shutter 1/4000 f/3.5 Focal Length 18mm ISO 400
This is what i was really aiming for. i noticed my mistake before too late, thank goodness, but now i cant tell which i like better... you be the judge. I put a literal twist on the Rule of Thirds. If you were to straighten the image the horizon would be dead on with the bottom third again.
All the settings are exactly the same except that i adjusted my white balance to sunlight
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
180's in a snowy open area. Pretty much the only time I have appreciated the snow but I had a total blast doing this with my car.
Don't worry, no animals were harmed and nothing was damaged during this photo shoot.
These pictures are a little old - I couldn't focus on taking any new ones because my new camera just got here and I've been having too much fun getting to know him...
But this ladybug started on my shoe, climbed all the way up my leg, and requested that I photograph his good side.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
A little background on this truck... We have had this truck on our farm in our junkyard for years (as you can tell by the plates) It is at least 51 years old since the plates haven't been changed since it was left there. It has served as space rocket when I was a wee tike as well as a shield for our airsoft and paintball games. Now it is acting as the subject of this photo and who knows what is to come in the future. It'd be sweet if Idaho still had these rockin' green plates, eh?