Black and White, Color, depth of field, Food, Glorious Food, Photography

Raspberries No. 2

Adding a bit more of a human element to some more photographs of raspberries. I do like the detail captured and tonal rendition in these images. Once again RawTherapee comes through in processing files from Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor in exactly the way I want.

RASPBERRIES No. 2

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NEXT: TREELINES

Color, depth of field, Food, Glorious Food, Macro, Photography, Still Life

Berries (Raspberries No. 1)

A two day photographic study of raspberries, because why not? Actually this is just more of me getting very familiar with my recent switch of camera systems. For the images posted today and tomorrow I used the Fujifilm XT-2 and XF90mm f/2 R WR.

Even though it is not a macro lens the 90mm does allow for some fairly close focusing making it a passable faux-macro lens.

I promise tomorrow’s images are a little more interesting 😉

RASPBERRIES No.1

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Raspberry Close-up No. 1
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Raspberry Close-up No.2
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Raspberry Close-up No.3

NEXT: RASPBERRIES No.2

Artsy, Color, depth of field, Food, Glorious Food, Photography

Cupcake

Still coming to terms with my switch to a new camera system it is only prudent that I put it through it’s paces with some basic photographic tasks. To that end, I give you; cupcakes.

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Blue Cupcake #1

A pretty straight forward pair of product photography shots. Processed to have a little faded film-like appeal as is my style.

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Blue Cupcake #2

Set-up and execution were simple enough. This is good. I am a firm adherent to the KISS principle.

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Black and White, Color, depth of field, Food, Glorious Food, Photography, Still Life

Tomatillo

A bit of food still life, to prove this blog is still alive.

Honestly, the reason for a lack of updates is that I have been very busy updating my catalog of prints that are available. Giving some much needed love to this aspect of my photography is long overdue.

Photography is at most times a solitary, self-interested  activity; the time spent in contemplation of subject and technical considerations, the processing of taking a negative or digital file and making of it something that expresses the active urge that made the photographer press the shutter.

However, photography expresses, at it’s best, sentiments we all have, distills human experience into an artifact. To me that is an amazing thing, an important thing. To me that is the reason that every photographer who takes the craft seriously should be sharing, making their work available to others and taking in work by others. Of course, as with all points of view your mileage may vary.

Tomatillo #1
Tomatillo #1
Tomatillo #2
Tomatillo #1

 

Artsy, Black and White, Color, Everyday Life, Flowers, Food, Glorious Food, Mundane Objects, Photography, Project 365

Photo: “A Look Back: October/November/December”

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The last post of 2014. A year, any year, comes with highs and lows. There will be triumphs and there will be defeats. At it’s close when the past twelves months give way to 365 days of untold possibilities we hope that we can tally joys as being in greater abundance than our sorrows.

I can happily say that as far as my photography is concerned the year was a very good one. I was prolific. My skills, even after the years I’ve been involved with photography increased in appreciable ways that made me very happy. Finally, I was able to give back to the open source photography community with several video tutorials.

Heading into 2015 it is my hope that things will continue positively. I have big plans.

Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.

-Horace