As the world knows, we’re on lock down. So I’ve been slightly bored, and sick, I have bronchitis. But, I was feeling creative the other day. Out came the camera!
Firstly, meet Domino – he’s one of our new kittens (his brother, Nimbus comes around later) – He decided to photobomb me. I have been watching a lot of Peter Peter Mckinnon on youtube, He’s a vid blogger from O Canada and his style of photography is wicked cool. I can’t afford his presets – but I have watched most of his videos so I’ve been recreating some. He has some great early vids about texture, and etc. Very much worth a watch!
I spent a year and a quarter of my PTA career in Stonington, ME. One of the things I loved to do, was find places to photography the sunset, or even the middle of the day. Inevitably, you find sea glass. I’d always go home with a pocket full, and then come home to Northern Maine, and put them in jars. My sister in law was kind enough to give me a few new ones so I spent a some time dividing them into smaller, color coded jars. When the sun hit, it really picks up the colors. I used a basket for some textured background. And my keys made an appearance, of course.
As you can see, Domino came back for a 2nd guest appearance. I took out my lens extenders, that changes the focal point and allows you to take pictures closer in macro.
Say hello to Nimbus – he is more of a poser and decided that my photo table was now “his” and I decided to do some snaps of the lil guy.
After Nimbus took his leave, I played some more with a few objects – and then in post, several different *looks*. I’m going to try and do at least one day of photos a week during this lock down time, gotta do something, right?
I headed up to my cousin, Bonnie’s place, for some shallots. And snagged theses pics.
B&W or Color?
If you look around, you never know what you’ll see or find. A run down house can be extraordinary. A singular, old mailbox, can be stunning.
Until now, I’d had a film camera – then my lovely wife bought me my first DSLR – a 10meg pix Canon Rebel SL – bare basic, stripped down camera.
Right outside Lajoie/Gran Prix Farms in VB.
I still had my bare basic SL at this time, which is STILL in my closet, btw. However, I was steadfast that when I got home I was getting an “all in one” lens because hoofing around a wide angle and a telephoto was getting heavy.
I love doors, well, I love a lot of things. This is in Taos, New Mexico in the pueblos. What a gorgeous area.
Mountains in Colorado. Just gorgeous.
Ah, I spent the year here, in Deer Isle. A lovely angry sky night!
I was out chasing the light one evening and ended up not where I thought I was going – I took a left and not a right – I ended up here, close to a private peer, I think. And I got some great purple light that night!
I did this lovely B&W challenge, the below was taken with my phone.
One of my first digital shots. I was walking our dog, Storm by the tracks and off these guys flew over head. I took this from “the hip”
This is Storm, she was sad this day because the retaining wall had literally fallen – thanks to the flooding!
The house pictures are my friend, Kasey’s home. I did a series of black and white and color and the B/W are FAR better looking than the color- and then Mr. Hummingbird.
A left over from the previous fall – in clear water.
NOT Fiddleheads! I just liked the light and shadow – my reward for this pic – a wet butt an a great picture!
Granite Quarry off Oceanview in Stonington, ME!
Scott’s Landing – found as is! I just lined up the shot!