Taking it one step further
Here are a few more shots from my “day after” shots of the county fair. I was going to post some full color shots but decided to stick with black and white since that seems to be where my head is at these days. I had some nice straight B&W images ready when my wife thought the train station shot would look good as a textured image. I’m always game to her ideas so I went with a textured vintage look and , I have to say, I liked the results. So much I went ahead and did a few more in the same vein.
With the exception of the “fire ring” photo almost all of the others where shot with the wide-angle lens I have been playing around with. I soon realized how much I really have to pay attention to the whole frame when shooting wide. Compositions take a lot more effort than what I am used to when using my normal middle range focal lengths. The whole “single subject bokeh” shots are out the window, of course, and I kind of like that idea. A little break away from what’s currently in vogue. Not only that but I kind of quit worrying keeping the camera level at times, as exampled in the baby dragon photo. A slight tilt of the camera helped emphasize the dragon and make it “larger than life”. At least that’s what I’m seeing, larger than life dragons! 🙂