I pointed this contrast of busy, colourful street and grey, stormy sky out to my sister-in-law and she said snap it! So I did. I hope you like the contrast as well.
Archive for the ‘January Challenge’ Category
This was taken in the basement of a golf club. It didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted – I was trying to capture all the diagonal lines that were criss-crossing across the roof.
I like the way the light fell on the path.
Practicing Depth of Field (notice the focus on the bird) and keeping lines straight (the drain is vertically positioned).
I’m always amazed at how many small scraps of paper and such are on the ground.
OK – So I did something not too bright: I forgot to charge my camera battery. Not the smartest thing to do when you are in the middle of a challenge month. I have set myself a number of reminders to recharge batteries when I get home this evening.
I did have a small bit of luck in that my mobile phone was with me, and while not technically great, I am more interested in composition rather than some of the features of my camera today – I was looking at buildings, and the ‘dullness’ of the mobile phone actually seemed to offset some of the glare as the only time I had available to take shots today was at lunch!
I liked the shape of the buildings in this one.
This is the second time I am shooting with a mobile phone (I did for a day on my last holidays), and it’s not too bad as long as you keep in mind the limitations of the camera… and bottom line with mobiles (and a lot of basic point and shoots) is to have a lot of light.
I decided to practice with off-kilter horizons and the black and white setting on my camera. This is better than the previous two days – some of my reading paid off!
Also, the walk occurred around my office, and started just before the sun set. As the floodlights came on around the building, I was able to get alot of contrasting pics. That’s why there is such a bright light in the background of this one!