Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feature Presentation


I know it's a little different from everyone else so far but the first thing I thought of was "And now for our Feature Presentation" so... Take your pick!

I piled all of our movies as high as I could and then tried to find an aperture setting that would let me focus in on Toy Story- it's my little boy's favorite. I actually was laying on the floor under the stack and had to experiment with taking the picture without actually looking through the viewfinder since I needed to be even lower to get the blur right. I'm sure there might have been easier ways but it ended up working.
Question for you awsome photographers out there- I had trouble with lighting. I felt like the top was too dark and the bottom was too light- that's why I did some photoshop edge burning after the fact. How would you compensate instead? I'm trying to get out of relying on that to fix my shortcomings.

11 comments:

Janelle said...

I like this photo. I like all the colors. I like your selection and arrangement, whether it was deliberate or not.

Mindy said...

We thought of the same kind of feature, but had totally different pictures! Awesome! Good job with the focusing! I've had to take "blind" pictures before too, when I couldn't get my head low enough. I'm trying to figure out the lighting thing... did you use a flash? If so, it might have just been able to reach down where you were... not strong enough for the top.

Teri said...

I love your picture, the colors are great and I like the way you stacked them and took a picture from below. A mighty fine job!

Melinda said...

I like this! I think the light to shadow sort of gave it depth, myself. I love your selection of movies!

Rachel H. said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought of this one!! I love the colors...

Katy said...

I couldn't think of any way to do the movie theme with this challenge, but you and Mindy really did a good job at interpreting!!! I love this shot.. the burning looks really cool too!

Riggs Family said...

Great thought and very creative

Shanda Call said...

Very cool composition

princess jen said...

Loving this one! I like the creativity and I like your focus. Great job!

LeAnn and Cris said...

Good Composition, and I really like the angle of it.

AprilF said...

I love the creativity of this! Nice joby on your DofF.