Last night I was perusing the photography section of Barnes and Nobles and came across the book Understanding Close Up Photography by Bryan Peterson (of the Understanding Exposure fame). In the book they had a photograph similar in setup to the ones below. I was so excited I tried it out first thing this morning. It took a bit of experimentation, but I’m so excited with the results that you get not one, but 9 pictures today (I’m a rule breaker!).
The first is my favorite- so I guess it’s technically my picture for the day.
This one is a close second for me– this is a silhouette I have of myself from when I was 4 years old.
A starfish and some shells
Life is Good sticker-
See the two dots in the center? Here they are cropped– (major noise here- my ISO was 1600, and this is a fairly tight crop)
And the same picture with a little “film grain” and “focal b&w” added-
Keeping with the Life is Good theme- here’s the company’s mascot- Jake
There’s 2 big Steelers football fans in the house, and in honor of their big win last night, I took a picture of the Terrible Towel
This one was my first- and a total disaster- but hey- you take the good with the bad!