You know that means! Please find my post on Monochromia today!
Shot take while metering on the inside of the window.
Shot taken while metering on the outside of the window.
When I shoot and I know I may not be back to visit the subject any time soon I’ll take multiple shots. The various shots will include different manual exposures, different focal points, and different angles. I don’t bracket, I change my settings to achieve different effects.
For the images above I metered on the different light sources to achieve a totally different effect. One has more contrast, the other is high key. The top image shows only the interior of the window of the New York City Public Library while the second shows more of what is going on outside in the streets of NYC.
Which do you prefer?
Yesterday I had the great pleasure to wander around New York City with some amazing people: Leanne Cole, Stacy Fisher, Robert Marsala, and Nicci Carrera. One of our stops was the New York Public Library – wow! If you have never been inside you need to add it to your bucket list. The architecture is inspiring and the people watching…entertaining. And if you are a lover of books…you’ll feel right at home.
SS 1/60 F 4.5 ISO 2500
Edits: Slight Curves Adjustment in Photoshop CC
There is a group on Instagram that has daily theme inspirations: @9Vaga_dailytheme9. This week color was the theme with each day being a different color. Wednesday was yellow and Thursday was green. The images above are a few that I posted on my Instagram page: @robyngrahamphotography. I hope you enjoy the images. I had fun playing with light and shadow.
And, if you are on Instagram, please follow me…I post images almost every day…Much more frequently than I get to blog!
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of pilot of Flight 93 Jason Dahl
The Geranium, in the Language of Flowers, means – consolation. The definition of consolation is:
comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment.
synonyms: comfort, solace, sympathy, compassion, pity, commiseration, empathy
I hope that all who survived, those who lost loved ones, and those who served 14 years ago today and during the months following have a sense of consolation in the love from those of us whose hearts are still full of grief, love, gratitude, and inspiration.
It’s Thursday….that means you’ll find me on Monochromia. I posted an image I took in Savannah, Georgia in August. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
SS 1/400 f 5.0 ISO 500
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~ Ashley Adams
Be sure to stop by Monochromia for another, less graceful image of this bee.
While window shopping in New York City last week this window caught my attention.
I love the complimentary colors; blue and orange. The view through the glass adds
a bit of depth and reflection and gives a perception of floating with the clouds. I’d like to
give credit to the person who created this display, but I unfortunately don’t remember
for certain what store window this was. My best guess is
Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue.
Bouquet of Adoration
SS 1/60 f 4.0 ISO 500
Natural Light, subject in front of window.
60mm Macro Lens
“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” ~ Marie Williams Johnstone
To see this image in black and white be sure to visit Monochromia for my Thursday post.