day 26: self-portrait challenge
Light Down the Stairs.
This is my attempt to capture the light falling on the wet, wet stairs behind me -- in the dark.
Jady, where WAS your light meter??!
I had to pull every trick in the book to even get this image to show. I pushed the ISO to 1600 - as far as my Nikon D40 will set and well -- There just wasn't enough light needed. Look at the digital noise. (But it's also kinda cool and I like it.)
Once inside, out of the freezing rain at 5am, I tried a regular light down the stairs INSIDE shot. Here's what I got...
And...here's one of the cat..
What is interesting to note in the two images above, is that I was able to abstract the photo A LOT in black and white. My walls are not nearly that white...but I could adjust using the "Color" adjustments for black and white. That's right. If the image is taken in color and then adjusted to black and white post-production, you can alter the "color hue" in the black and white image to highlight and darken certain parts of the image in relation to its original "sensor" input. PRETTY INTERESTING!
CAPA, a famous photographer once told a young photographer how to get good photos and he replied, "Make a plan. Follow the plan. Get out and go. No matter what. The pictures will follow.
Ok then. My plan today, is to get out in this soaking wet rain, with my plastic back camera-covering with cardboard taped over the whole lot. SHOOT FILM. I'm committed. Let's go.
3 more days.
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