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Friday, December 24, 2010

The Caffè

The Caffè
The only thing I can say is that it was -18 degrees. My hands were freezing inside the gloves. I could not feel my nose at all and my toes were painful even in my boots. I guess I could do HDR but I didn't since the environment was changing a lot and I did not have a tripod with myself. In this photo I tried to consider two of Joe McNally's advices on mixing warm and cold colors in addition to using cloudy white balance in this setting which produces a deep blue sky and magenta on ground. If the photo is a little bit noisy it is because of the high iso speed.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Train Station


The old woman was waiting for her bus while sitting inside the train station and looking outside the window, waiting for her bus to come. It was a cold day. She told me that her son was 25 and pursuing his studies for another maybe 6 years and she wanted him to get married and she wanted to see her grand children.

Friday, December 17, 2010

That Fall Afternoon


I was wandering around in mid-November around the backyards of people. At some point I was even searching to find Uri again. I could not find him and I might do it next year. Anyway, the setting sun was making everything so shining and golden and I was passing by a school yard. I saw a couple sitting in the middle of the school yard with their dog. I took the camera, metered the light and shot it. I thing this photo captured the time they will remember someday as "That fall afternoon" .

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My indoor soccer shoes!

I was at home all the weekend because of the cold weather and my cold which I am hoping to get better. During this time I tried to use my SB-600 to take some still life shots from my indoor soccer shoes. You might have noticed how new are my indoor soccer shoes ! why ? because the winter did not let me play with them at all. I bought them and they were there waiting to be photographed! So I kind of made an advertisement shot (for example to appear in a magazine) or something. I was not trying to show all the features of product. I used side bounce flash to lit this and as you might have guessed it has been shot with a single light.


I know what you are thinking. What does indoor soccer has to do with winter! Well, winter affects my laziness and my laziness affects my playing soccer!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Streets of Winter


I don't know whether it was -15 or -25, what I remember is I could not feel my hands at all. I have to buy gloves. For me it is a lot easier to be aware of light in the night time. The lights are explicitly there and you can see them. Anyway, hopefully I will get to do more winter photography if I can finish my term projects. I don't know whether this photo is too dark or too bright but if you can distinguish between the blurred head of the person and the wall behind it that is the way I see it. If you cannot, you are viewing it too dark.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Bottle

I was at home in a winter evening and I was playing with my flash lighting. After going through Mitchell Feinberg's great still life photos I was thinking of trying some studio stuff. I am just a beginner for home and studio lighting and I have a SB-600 that I usually use off-camera. I was thinking of what would be great to take a photo of and I realize that there is a bottle of Grant's Scotch that can be a good model for me. So here are the shots. These are all with one off-camera flash.