Last month we purchased the Sony WX80 because we wanted a camera that was small (tiny, actually), lightweight and easy to operate. I shot this at the Rochester Institute of Technology campus yesterday. Except for some minor editing in LR4, which was crop and opening up the shadows a bit, this shot came right out of the camera. The display was easy to see in harsh light and the zoom lens was easy to operate. I think we’ll be very happy to have this little guy around.
Cruise nights have started again and these are a selection from 6/14/13. Over 400 cars, free admission, great food and some nice rides, what more can you ask? Just click on any image to enter the gallery.
It finally stopped raining today but I tried to get some images between the drops. I like shooting plants and flowers in the rain because the light is usually nice and even and there are no harsh shadows. Plus I like the look of the rain drops on them.
Since this sign is about 4 inches away from this shed I couldn’t read it but it probably says “PLACE SHED HERE”.
The photo above is not a black and white with selective color.
Not too long ago Andy at LensScaper posted images from the old Kodalith film process along with a very nice description of the process. Briefly, it used a Graphic Arts high contrast film to produce black and white images without any gray tones. About the same time Andy produced his image, I made the one above which combined a negative and positive high contrast lith films slightly out of register to give a line drawing effect. It was made for an album cover for the artist. I loved the look and process but it was tedious and expensive and I had all but forgotten about it. The LensScaper post made me try to duplicate the negative/positive out of register in digital just for fun. It’s actually quite easy and, at no cost, very affordable. Below are first images I tried using digital techniques.
This is of the Quad building at the University of Rochester, taken on a snowy winter day.
This is also at the Uof R. It’s the auditorium where the orchestra plays. This was also taken on the same day as the above photo.
Ehpem had an excellent post recently featuring beautiful iris photos. I love irises and, since ehpem did a terrific job on the flowers, I thought I’d post some photos of the foliage from ours.
The Ninebark is doing extremely well this spring, too.
One of my winter projects was to convert some old slides and negatives to digital. Winter is over but I’m far from done. I soon realized that it was an impossible task to digitize everything so I decided to work on the material I liked best. In the selection process I asked myself if I would shoot that image today, since I know my tastes have changed quite a bit since some of these old shot were taken. There is obviously a lot of stuff that is not scan-worthy but this image is one of my favorites. A print of this has been hanging in our house for more than 20 years and I still like it. It was taken in downtown Rochester and was a sign over an old movie theater that had shown it’s last movie years earlier. It’s long gone now but I still have this slide.