Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Literally!


(f-5.6, ISO1600, Exposure 6 seconds)
So- as simple as this picture may seem, it was a real stretch for me. I actually pulled out all of my limited photography knowledge to pull it off and I realize it's still not perfect but I'm kinda proud none the less.

I used a tripod set up in my bathroom to take pictures of the droplets on the window. I needed to do it with with no flash so that I could still see the neat bokeh of the tree behind it. Then I had to use manual focus to get the droplets instead of the tree. Finally, I had to take the shot without shaking the camera since I couldn't find my remote. Wheew! Somehow I pulled it off, at least to some degree anyway. This was my original plan for the challenge- fluid motion of the swing. It was another tough one for me since I wanted to get the flowers of the tree and the lighting was terrible especially with a moving target. I still played around with it a bit on photoshop to give it a pinkish-purpleish hugh- just for fun. Sorry- I had to share!
PLEASE CC

11 comments:

Candace said...

Teryn, I love your pictures!! I wish I would've looked at the blog before I posted mine.. ha!! Didn't mean to copy your idea! Great job on both of them!

Teri said...

Great job on your pictures, I really like both of them very much, the baby in the swing is precious and your water droplets are outstanding.

Katy said...

i CAN'T think of a single thing to CC about, your photos are stunning, Teryn!!!!! wow, great job on the water droplets, it's soooo beautiful!!! I love the deep blue too, wow, it's perfect! And how sweet, your little boy is just darling, the tree looks incredible too, wow, you did two amazing pictures!

K Harker said...

That was a lot of work, but the picture turned out great! I wanted to try and get water droplets on the window like that too, but none of them turned out as crisp as yours nice work!

AprilF said...

Great job on your water droplets! I like the dark colors. I actually like your second photo the best. I like the framing and the placement on the child. My CC on that would be the feet chop- makes my eyes travel out of the frame.

Jackie said...

I love the droplets and the color you enhanced in the other pic. I love playing around with photoshop....gerat job! On both!!

Blake said...

I like both of them. I love how you can see the drops and also some of the background blurry though just give it enough of an effect to make it look like you are actually looking through a window. Very nice!

I like the other one too. The blossoms give a great background and I like how you caught him in motion coming down or going up like that rather than just still vertical from the ground.

Brittney said...

Stunning. Simply stunning. I love the blue, the bokeh and of course the droplets. Well done! I can't think of any CC. It's an amazing picture.

Lindy said...

I have to say that I am in love with your second photo. So sweet and innocent!

{Alynn} said...

I love, love, love them both! I struggle so many weeks to get just one good pic, and here you are with two! Very nice work on both, your efferts are well worth it!

Janelle said...

Love, love, love it! Great job! Wonderful attention to detail, and good color as well.