365 Retrospective: 61-90

There were a number of experiments with new lenses and filters in the third month of my project. A dalliance with IR probably went on a little too long, but did produce my favourite shot from this period:

Textured-tree-IR

Taken with the Leica 25mm f/1.4 on my Olympus OM-D EM5 camera, which is just about the only lens I have that doesn’t produce ‘hot spots’ when used with the IR filter. I probably should have stopped with the IR at this point! Also a brief experiment with adding texture layers to an image.

365 Retrospective: 61-90

365 Retrospective: 31-60

So in the next 30 days, I think I was starting to find my stride a little more; challenging myself with new ideas, new lenses, new techniques, and a willingness to shoot new themes. Once, I even went for a walk around the block. The result of that walk is my pick of the next 30 days:

OM-D-laneway

Taken with the cheapest lens I own, a 26mm f/1.8 toy lens that is just perfect when paired with the OM-D. Feels like home…

365 Retrospective: 31-60

365 Retrospective: 1-30

Hello. I’m back. Did you miss me yesterday? And the day before? My, how time passes. As I promised (threatened?) at the end of my project, I have a few ideas that I’m working on. One of them is a retrospective. 365 images are a lot to take in; a day at a time, certainly, and even more so when they are all laid out in front of me. So to help me make sense of the work, I’ve decided to choose one image from each 30 days of the project – the one that stands out to me the most, for whatever reason. So, for the first 30 days, my choice is simple – Day 18:

Day 18

I’m not sure what it is about this shot that I like – something technical I suspect, because it’s quite a formal image. Something about the geometry? Certainly the mid tones. It was shot on my Nikon D700, using the DX format 35mm f/1.8 lens. It was shot wide open, because that’s the best way to minimise vignetting with that lens, which was never designed to cover the sensor image of the D700 but did so admirably. Was this my first rekindling of my love for that focal length? I think it may have been. So, for those of you who came to this journey later in the piece, I hope you enjoyed this look back at my early days, learning to see and see anew. Next time – days 31-60. Much more difficult to choose in that period I suspect…

365 Retrospective: 1-30