365 Project: Day 62

Textured-tree-IR

Day 62… we’ve had so much colour on here lately! Greens, blues, even some yellow a few days ago! That’s more than enough of that… back to the monochromatic I say!

[I have been keeping an eye on this tree for some time… I like it. I’ve tried shots of it before, but it’s just never quite been how I see it in my head. This is the closest so far. The R72 filter really helped – and for the first time in a long time, there’s some photoshoppery on this one too… a couple of texture overlays, or underlays I suppose, to give it a little extra something. Your thoughts? Successful, or too much? Or not enough? OM-D, Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4. Handheld infrared shot, lightly toned in Lightroom. Incidentally, this is my favourite since Day 57, and both are infrared shots… coincidence? Maybe…]

365 Project: Day 62

365 Project: Day 57

Fence-IR-black-and-white

Day 57… a few interesting shots from an afternoon of scooter riding… this here is my favourite one.

[Continuing to refine the methodology I began to organise yesterday for my IR shots, using the OM-D in monotone mode, etc… I actually really like this shot. This was a bit of a blast from the past too, in the sense that in preparing for an exhibition I had a couple of years ago, I spent many afternoons and evenings riding my scooter around the back roads around where I live… I’m lucky in that I live about 2 minutes away from the ocean, and about 10 minutes away from the greenest, most gorgeous rolling hills around. I really like this shot… one of my favourites so far I think. For me it’s a good example of bringing something of my more usual compositional style to the IR genre… gives me lots of new ideas! Oh, it’s the OM-D and the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4. Again.]

365 Project: Day 57

365 Project: Day 55

OM-D-laneway

Day 55. Went for a walk.

[This is a laneway between two rows of houses near where I live… there are many such laneways in the area, and all of them are slightly different. Some are paved – or at least gravelled¬†– while others, like this one, are more neglected. I liked the pile of petals accumulating on the left of the laneway, and the branches overhead. So that’s why I took a photo. And that’s the end of this story…]

365 Project: Day 55

365 Project: Day 54

Forest-OM-D

Day 54 and a somewhat darker take on a photo for this evening…

[Taken at a fork in the road behind Burnie… there’s a stand of trees here that I’ve been trying to capture for a couple of years… still not there but I’m getting closer perhaps… this taken after dark, ISO3200, grainy, blurry, all the rest. By now I’m sure you know the likely combo used for the shot, but if not and you are interested, please do feel free to ask or indeed guess!]

365 Project: Day 54

365 Project: Day 52

Long-exposure-jetty

Day 52… and so we go on.

[The jetty at the beach down the hill from me. Well, one of the two jetties… this being the more recent of the two. I like it because of this gangway that goes down alongside the jetty… at high tide it is submerged, as is the case here. Olympus OM-D, along with the 45mm f/1.8 lens that you’ve seen me use for this type of thing before… in fact, this could almost be the negative for Day 34, if we still used negatives!]

365 Project: Day 52

365 Project: Day 51

Field-Burnie

Day 51. They just keep rolling on by!

[Just a field today… it was actually a very windy afternoon, but a fast shutter speed took care of that. Taken with the D700 and the Samyang 14mm f/2.8… not a lens that you see a lot on these pages… it’s almost a bit tricky to use because it is just SO wide, and can’t take filters… forces me to try new things though, and that’s most likely a good thing. It’s also very very very sharp!]

365 Project: Day 51