Photo Project 365

This is a photo blog focused on but not limited to study of composition and tonal relations in photographs.

It is a continuation my Project 365 from 2010 a moderately successful attempt to make and publish one photography each day for one year.

The Project lost it's steam somewhere half along the way and this place became a depository of my more satisfying photos.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

D 131 - Stage

An old open-air scene in a park. Now included into a children playground.


E-510 with ZD1442.
Edited in Lightroom: tone curve, sharpness, red filter done with color mix.

What I learned

I lacked a tripod or monopod to rise the camera some 1-2 meters and expose the stage proper.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

D 130 - Old Pair

I did it! I managed to think thrice before I pressed the shutter. And despite, or maybe due to that I was able to produce some pleasant photos.

This is a pair of old trees on two sides of a pathway in a park. Once again they sprout buds in the Spring. They will keep doing that every year until they fall down.


E-510 with ZD1442.
Converted from RAW in Lightroom: tone curve, contrast, sharpness and effect of blue light filter in color mix.

What I learned

It feels different than before when I think about the the shot and walk to and fro and around the subject to pick the best frame. When I try to visualize the photo and consider exposure elements to make it right in one shot.

Before I felt lucky and quickly snapped at what I thought was interesting. Then I checked how it came out on LCD, didn't like it, corrected setting or position and shot again. And so on until reaching a plausible result.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

D 129 - Depravated

From the "My Way or the Highway" series. This time I went for panoramic shot comprised of 7 stitched photos.


E-510 with ZD1442.
Stitched in Canon Stitch Manager.

What I learned

I need some better stitching software, because despite exposure being locked throughout making all 7 photos there are visible stitching lines (or rather bands) particularly obvious in the sky areas.

Comments, please!

I just re-enabled Comments to the posts.

You are welcome to let me know what you think I do right or what I'd better work on some more.

Or you can just let me know that someone just pissed you off and you need to vent it on me and my photos.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

D 128 - Lesser Deities

Traditional Polish wooden figurines of saints. They are a sound part of our folklore. They often don't depict any specific saint or even no saint at all, just a figure taken from everyday village life.

Their crude style suggest that their origin lies well before Christianity and it's saints.


E-510 with ZD1442

What I learned

I learned that I've already shot 17 thousand shots with my E-510. Which means that the shutter life-span is a growing concern for me. It is not unheard of for those cameras to give up after 10k shutter actions but I suppose that 40-50k is mean average.

It is a bad news but potentially a lesson as well. Most successful photographers say that to make good photography you don't have to point-and-shoot at every scene which grabs your attention and fire a rapid series of shots at it. Masters of photography shoot few photos. What they do more is think, feel and look around themselves with analytic, not just enthusiastic, eye.

Monday, April 26, 2010

D 127 - Cont'd

Another photo from my modernist concrete building shots.


E-510 with ZD1442

Sunday, April 25, 2010

D 126 - Bird's view on raw concrete

Finally I get to shoot my block before it is insulated and repainted. The works already begun and by this Winter it will not look as I remember it since childhood any more.


E-510 with ZD1442.

What I learned

Converging vertical lines of tall buildings when shot with wide angle lens are supposed to be avoided for classical, balanced photographs. I like them crooked and seemingly folding within, like they were on a brink of collapsing.

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