Tag: leaves

Rangefinder framing – Leica M9

As someone who tends to focus on composition, shooting with a rangefinder camera can be a little frustrating at times. The framelines in the viewfinder aren’t very accurate when it comes to what’s going to end up in the image. One can estimate and sort of get an idea with practice, but gauging the accuracy also changes depending on focus…

My best planning is no planning

I headed out to a nearby park to attempt some photography of details of nature. The bulk of the fall color had already passed peak and I wasn’t expecting much in the way of color, so I had black and white on my mind. Maybe some textures of dead leaves or a nice bare tree. Probably the one drawback was…

Autumn details with X-Pro2

  With my veeeerrrry long time away from this blog I have been trying hard (OK, not that hard) to find some worthy shots to post. I know I make excuses all of the time about my lack of input but since my day job has been busier than ever and coupled with a lack of travel outside of my…

Difficult to be different. The color parade continues.

Continuing on with some autumn themed photos. I shot these earlier today in the local park. It was a last minute excursion and I didn’t expect much as the local park is far from being picturesque. My plan was to just focus on details, if I found any, but, as usual, I don’t even remember my plans when I start…

I was in the park and everything was yellow

I visited the county park today to attempt some autumn photos. It was a beautiful day with the sunshine and blue skies and the park was looking very nice. The crowds weren’t too bad and a lot of people were doing the same thing I was – taking pictures. Only they seemed to be taking pictures of each other and not the…

I know this is a blog

I know the main purpose of a blog is writing. People like to read blogs. Even if it’s a photography oriented blog you are supposed to write about the photo – the technique behind it, the gear used, or the story of how you took it or something about the subject matter. But honestly, I am just totally tapped out on the writing…

Plant life

It’s the weekend and viewership is usually down, so I’ll keep the chit-chat to a minimum. This shot is simply of two large leaves, taken near sunset at a nearby park. I kind of like the color contrasts between them and the warm lighting. My one regret though was that I didn’t drag out the tripod and shoot it at a lower…

365-317 Did I say that?

I know I said I was done with any autumn nature photos but these were the only photos I shot today that I kind of liked. My 365 photo is a detail of some plants near a bank I use. They were practically colorless and wilted, ready for winter. Just perfect, in my opinion. The other photo is from the local cemetery.…

365-287 Splendor

The creativity is just taking a nose dive lately. Maybe I’m a little burnt from trying the every day photo thing. Of course, I don’t have long to go and I’ll keep it up but it’s wearing a little. It’s not that I’m not seeing potential photos, I do, but I’m not being able to take any. I often see…