Icing on the Storm

Icing of the Storm I

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

~George Eastman

To see a similar photograph in black and white, please visit Monochromia.

SS 1/2000, f 10, ISO 400

Place of Stories – Black and White Thursday

Place of Stories

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark.”

~ Kate DiCamillo

A hallway in the New York City Public Library.

SS 1/60 F 2.8 ISO 2500

Nikon D800, 50mm 1.4

For more black and white photography, check out my Thursday post on Monochromia.

Winter’s Gentle Touch

Winter's Gentle Touch

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year…
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Black and White Thursday

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.

I am excited and honored to tell you that this picture was selected in a juried exhibit, “Americana” at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography.

Silence

Silence

~ A red pear and some dried roses a dear friend gave me for Christmas…

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~Helen Keller

Honor

Honor

“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

Merry Christmas

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas…

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And a season full of love, joy, peace and hope.

 

Black and White Thursday

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!

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?