It’s “That Time Of Year” Again, But It’s Also “That Time Of Year” Again Too!
Yep, … not only is it that time of year again, but it is that time of year again as well, and one of them is one that does drive me a bit batty at times!
But first, the one that I enjoy most.
These two images were taken late in the day with about 20 minutes left before the sun went down below the horizon.
I really enjoy this time of year.
Sure, many of the rich colors are gone but there are numerous color blends replacing those that are now fading.
It is getting cooler outside, and setting out in a field with a cool breeze blowing is refreshing.
There are many blades of grass that are changing, not only in color, but their textures as well.
There are stems that have already shed their leaves, leaving stark and well defined silhouettes in the late day sun.
The stems are stiff in the wind, while the withering grasses are moving about.
I really enjoy finding those compositions in this late day light during the fall.
Then there are times when you find a punch of color among the fading grasses and the darkened stems.
Looking for compositions with that lens set to wide open, reflectors in place for a added touch of light, shooting right through the existing foliage, … this is so relaxing, and allows the mind to create freely, to create easily. I love it!
© 2006 – Michael Brown
* Copying/downloading of images is prohibited.
With these images, I simply focused on subjects up front, then focused in the back, all while looking for various compositions, depth, light, etc.
I used the Canon 420EX flash off camera and mounted onto the tripod while handholding the camera.
I put two small reflectors onto the plamps and facing the subject area, while pointing the flash right through a larger reflector that was mounted in front of it to heavily diffuse the light it was putting out, thus adding just a hint of light.
Easy to do, allows plenty of freedom, does not give out to much light, and fun to do!
And, … it is also that time of year too!
It seems that it is already time for the many forums that I visit to have those in depth discussions, or those “love spats”, and many of them sounds so much like a broken record.
It is almost as if everyone is snowed in and getting stir crazy.
What is art?, … that ain’t art, … oh yes it is art cause my momma said it is!
You have not studied art, therefore, you do not know what you are talking about.
To clone or not to clone, … to do a little touch up, … you are now a very bad person and what you produce is not a photograph but it is now digital art, … or mixed media, and it belongs in the other forum.
You should always let people know what digital manipulations were involved, or you are now a dishonest person.
Macs verses PC’s. (Well, … macs do win that one!) :)
Which carry on is better?
What really is “nature photography”?
What really is “macro photography”?
Shallow depth of field in macro means you need a lot more practice.
Which ball head you should buy or you are waisting your money.
The 5D is or is not a professional camera.
The Canon Rebel is purely for amateurs. (Made enough with mine in the past 4 months to easily buy two 5D’s and a lens that I want!)
Canon vs. Nikon vs. Olympus vs. Minolta vs. large format, … and so on.
Dummy, … don’t buy that laptop, … buy this one instead!
What will Santa bring you this season?
Santa is stupid for bringing you that!
How do people feel about manipulating photos?
How do people feel about manipulating photos?
(2 weeks later) How do people feel about manipulating photos?
Should manipulation be allowed?
I like this site, and I do not like the other site because of those people over there.
These pictures tell a story, and the others do not.
These gloves are the warmest.
Those other gloves are worthless.
These boots are great, expensive, and look good on a professional.
That tripod sucks!
How does nature photographers here at this site feel about manipulation of images?
Should those who manipulate their images, those who know nothing about art, those who use Nikon, and those who use a PC be taken out and shot? :)
Okay, …. forget the being shot part!!
Yep, … it is that time of year where I will not be visiting very many sites, as they seem to be the same thing over and over again, year after year, during this time of year.
My time will be better spent creating, and doing something “if I can”, something that is different than anyone has ever seen, to do it well, something that appeals to me first, others second, and to learn from it.
That is the key, ……… to learn!
Nuff my mouth for today!!
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