Black and White Thursday…..

You know that means!  Please find my post on Monochromia today!

The Joys of a Windows and Manual Exposure

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Shot take while metering on the inside of the window.

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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?

 

A Corner in the New York City Public Library

New York Public Library

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.

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Edits: Slight Curves Adjustment in Photoshop CC

 

Lemons and Limes Oh My!


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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!

 

 

Consolation

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“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.

Black and White Thursday ~ Door of Perception

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.

Busy as a Bee ~ Black and White Thursday

Busy as a Bee

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“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.

If I were a flower…

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“If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower.
To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness,
Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.” ~ Author Pam Stewart

On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine

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 for True Friends

Bouquet of Adoration

Bouquet of Adoration

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Natural Light, subject in front of window.

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“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.