November 28, 2010 § Leave a comment
I always have some sort of camera with me, and I make sure to charge my batteries in my point and shoot the night before I visit Disneyland. Usually I like to get photos of my niece, but I also love the photographic opportunity that Disneyland presents. It’s a beautiful, magical place (no matter your age) filled with people and things you don’t see on a regular day.
I was on the “steamboat” taking a ride on the River of the Americas, enjoying the beautiful October day (Hello, this is Southern California!) and I noticed this little girl right next to me just leaning on the railing and enjoying the view:
I love the perfect profile of this little girl, and the contrast of her striped shirt to her smooth hair. The reflection of her shirt in the rail is something I noticed but didn’t think came out until I started editing the photo. I created this as a B&W image in Lightroom 2 because the colors in the original were competing too much with her stripes. B&W also adds to the pensive mood I felt when creating this image. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on in this little girl’s mind as we cruised down the river. I like that you can see a hint of her eye in this portrait, because for me, the photo just isn’t worth taking if you cannot see an eye of your subject.
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November 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Traveling to the nation’s capitol was a wonderful experience, and I can’t wait to go back. Of course, I would need some days just to take photos, but here are some photos I was able to squeeze in:
I used the Canon 15mm Fisheye in the Jefferson memorial. I knew beforehand that this would be the place to use it, as the memorial is round.
This image is so iconic of Washington D.C. The reflection of the Washington Monument on the Potomac River with a gorgeous blue sky just called to me. I really don’t think my tour guide liked me at all, but seriously, how could I just walk by this image?
The Capitol was also a place I needed to use the Fisheye.
This detail of the Capitol Rotunda is just an image I love.
I loved this view of the Captiol, and the image just found me as I was walking by this view. A little bit of fall, and the white against that blue sky brings me back to that day.
I have two images that I’m keeping to myself for a little bit. They invoke a specific emotion, and I am trying to find the best way to coax that emotion out of the pixels.
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