Saturday, October 4, 2008

Guitar Hero

Over the summer I went to a show in Raymond put on by a local-ish band (Eugene for anyone that knows him up in Calgary area I think?....). My best friend Byron was drumming for the band and I went mostly to take pictures of him but ended up having a blast taking pictures of the whole group. As I work on the images I will probably be posting a few of them on here.

For now I present the following images

and #2

I am not sure which one of these I like more, and want some feedback... I really like her ripped knee in the first image, but then I look at the second image and I really really like the way that the tuning pegs are out of focus on the second image, and how the focal point is more along one of the third lines.. I could crop the first image a bit though... Anyways, I am interested to hear feedback on which image you like best, and also on any post-processing you think might work well.

I know that both images are very warm, but I am not sure I want to change that, as that is how the lighting looked to the eye at the actual show. These pictures are pretty much raw out of the camera, with only the black point being adjusted slightly.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Shooters in Logan

Well, it was a wonderful day out shooting yesterday with Mel, and then being with him and his family for a bit and also with the Facebook Pic-a-Day group people.

We went to a few streams and spent 2 or 3 hours taking pictures. I think I have an easier time getting simple and pleasing pictures in other forms of photography other than pure nature photography. While Mel can capture an entire scene without it looking messy and cluttered, I find that I have difficulties doing the same. Going Macro helps me out a lot, and also having people in the image helps me a lot too, as you can see from this first image.

Anyways, Enjoy... if you can lol.. Actually I think there are a few quite nice ones in here, but I definitely need to get out and shoot more.







And finally, a few of Mel working his magic!