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, May 14, 2010

D 145 - Sunset +

Sunset on an overcast day.


E-510 with ZD1442.
RAW file edited in Lightroom (levels and split toning with bright parts reinforced with purple.

D 144 - The Entrance

Entrance to a staircase of my building just pass the sunset.


E510 with Pentacon 30mm.
RAW file edited in Lightroom.

What I learned

I've hit the invisible wall again. I can't think of any good photo and I can't see interesting frames around me. Frankly those are some photos from last week, because I didn't make anything I'd like to see on this blog for two days.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

D 143 - Bird Receivers

The same location as the last time. There are patches of satellite dishes every few dozens meters on the backyard walls of the mansions.


E-510 with ZD4015.
Developed from RAW in Lightroom.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

D 142 - Running Down the Gutter

A gutter and a walking path all-in-one. This is a place running 3 meters below street level just next to my block. It is situated between a row of mansions and a thin parked passage. The neighborhood is quite shady.


E-510 with ZD4015.
Developed from RAW in Lightroom using Green color filter.

What I learned

This is a second photo for the last few days when I choose to brighten the leaves with a green filter effect. It takes the scene somewhat away from realism. But this is for the better.
I look at my photos and I must admit that the subjects which I chose are not extraordinary. They are mostly mundane objects and scenes. The only way I can make them into interesting photographs is to capture unusual lighting or perspective.
Filters are the third tool which can add "interestingness" to a photo. It changes the way light is present in the scene.

Monday, May 10, 2010

D 141 - Bark

A damaged tree trunk.


E-510 with Pentacon 30mm.

What I learned

In dispersed light of overcast day I found it extremely difficult to isolate this trunk from the background. Too small contrasts of the whole scene and similar colors of the object and background. Even wide open aperture didn't solve the problem. It wasn't the clutter in the background - it was the color (or the tone to be precise).

Sunday, May 9, 2010

D 140 - Canine Communicating

Village raised dog is trying to get his way with the city guys.


E-510 with Pentacon 30mm.
RAW file developed in Lightroom.

What I learned

I have a constant problem with standard focal length lens. The ones I can afford to own are manual prime lens or kit zoom lens. The first group needs to be focused very precisely if it is to be used at largest apertures, because of small depth of field and the kit zoom is too dark - having maximal aperture about f/5 at standard focal lengths.

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