A Walk Around Reedley

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Hello! A little behind schedule due to work and a few other things, but here is the Photo of the Week for week 2! I took this of a clothes line I came across and it gave me a moment of inspiration.For this picture I focused on the clothes pin closest to me and used the rope it was on to lead the eye through the image. I went for a shallow depth of field to emphasize the front pin, but may have gone a little to shallow. The morning was very overcast and this gave off flat, but diffuse, light. It was initially a little dark so I had to lighten it in post. I also did a light HDR with a black and white. Overall I am very happy with it! What do you think?

Clothes Line

Hello! A little behind schedule due to work and a few other things, but here is the Photo of the Week for week 2! I took this of a clothes line I came across and it gave me a moment of inspiration.For this picture I focused on the clothes pin closest to me and used the rope it was on to lead the eye through the image. I went for a shallow depth of field to emphasize the front pin, but may have gone a little to shallow. The morning was very overcast and this gave off flat, but diffuse, light. It was initially a little dark so I had to lighten it in post. I also did a light HDR with a black and white. Overall I am very happy with it! What do you think?

Pizza! Pizza!

This week's photo is of Scarlett G., who some of you know as my daughter. Here I caught her as she was eating a piece of pizza while we waited for her mom. She was having a blast and enjoying it so much that I had to grab a picture of it! So what did I do? Duh! I whipped out my trusty camera! While my goal is to improve with my Dslr, this picture was taken with my phones camera, because in the end its the camera you have with you that is the camera to use, right? Anyway, it took me a couple tries to catch her mid-bite and with the right expression on her face. She was really enjoying her slice of pie! This was caught in the wild and out in the store where I didn't have alot of control over the light, but I placed her at this table to maximize what I had. My framing could have been a bit better since I didn't get all the clutter out of the photo. Well, this is a good lesson for me! I should keep my camera handy and watch my surroundings.