Wow, it has been almost a month since I have posted to this blog. I have been taking a few images. The spring flowers have not been as vivid here as they were last spring. My guess is that we have not had as much rain in April and so far in May. Here is a flower image I like and one of a granddaughter playing soccer.
I often find myself taking photos of ceilings. The light patterns and light fixtures are often interesting. The first is from Union Station and the second is from a small restaurant.
I noticed this young photographer at the wedding of the daughter of friends of ours. It was an interesting setting, and later she did turn her flash in the correct direction. I wonder if she was trying to read the music with that lens.
It was a rainy day today, but the autumn bounty was evident. I took this photo with the little Canon SD-870. I am always impressed with the image quality of that little camera.
I definitely have some learning ahead of me. I just installed Lightroom 2.4, and like all Adobe products there is a steep learning curve. I couldn’t even figure out how to reduce the size of a file to something appropriate for this blog and then save it. At least I found the “remove all changes” button so I won’t permanently mess up a photo up while I am learning. This is a photo from roaming around Frederick yesterday.
I went to Frederick, Maryland today to have some of our kitchen knives sharpened at an old fashioned shop. I had the chance to roam around the historical district. I certainly prefer old, unplanned and funky as opposed to new and planned. The only problem is that old is generally not accessible to me. It seems like most of the shops in old Frederick have never heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In this case its Photoshop and finding a series of articles on a cheap camera that takes color saturated, seriously vignetted photos and has a cult following. The camera is the 35 mm LOMO LC-A, made in either Austria or Russia depending on which web site one reads. So, I had to play. Playing and learning I suppose is a decent excuse for spending several thousand dollars on a camera to produce incredibly sharp true images, and then more money on photo editing software and then making fuzzy dark images.