It is Thursday and that means I posted a black and white photograph on Monochromia. The image I posted on Monochromia today is one that I had previously posted on this blog. You can find the original post HERE.
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” ~ Bradley Whitford
Please visit Monochromia to see my Black and White Thursday image. I think you’ll enjoy it, especially if you appreciate a shallow depth of field. Be sure to let me know your thoughts and I promise to get a new blog post up here soon…I’ve been busy editing family portrait sessions and time has been limited – a good thing…really!
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.