Saturday, April 2, 2011

Travel Photography - Shadows and lines

Shadows and lines
This is another image from Riverside California.  I was walking in the town enjoying the beautiful evening  and this beautiful image took place in my mind.  Listening to the sounds coming from the restaurants and the people talking as they walked on the sidewalks made it even better.  I could imagine this as a scene in a movie.

A young couple sitting at an iron table enjoying the evening and a quiet dinner while listening to a local band playing music in the background.  Maybe a jazz band or an up and coming singer standing off to the side with a microphone in hand dreaming that one day she will be singing on stage to thousands.

The lines and shadows created by the light made this a great setting for a black and white image.

Nikon D300
Nikon 35 mm @ f/2.0 1/15 second 
Hand held
Processed in Lightroom 3.x and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Riverside California - Travel Photography

Riverside California
Mission Inn

This is the hallway between that will take you to the back of the spa or various shops and restaurant.  I took this image in the evening and processed in Lightroom and Nik Plugins

Nikon D300
Nikon 35mm
ISO 1600

Monday, March 28, 2011

Riverside California - Travel Photography

Lines and shapes in Photography
This is another image taken while walking along the beautiful streets of Riverside, California.

Although I mentioned this before, I could spend weeks if not years, photographing the amazing detail in this town.  One item that I covet is to be able to walk the streets of a beautiful town (without freezing) in March.  In Pittsburgh, we have our days but anything in the fifties is a tremendous blessing during March.  On the day that I photographed this beautiful town, the weather was nearly perfect.  Mid 70's with a beautiful sky and sun.  During the mid day, I am sure the sun was too bright for photographs but that is the case with most areas when the sun is shining.

I can imagine talking to some of the building owners and asking permission to photograph other buildings from their upper floors or even roof top.

Within the frame
This second image was inspired from the book Within the Frame.
It is not a technical book and I am very glad for that fact.  IMHO, it is a must buy for any photographer. Regardless of your skill level this is one of the best books on the art of photography.  David has other books including a collection of ebooks that are amazing too.

Too often we wait until someone leaves the scene to frame it but one lesson within the book is to wait for someone to be in the scene (for various reasons).

Regardless where you live or work, there are many great photography opportunities.  Go out with a plan, go out with no plan.  Either way, get out and photograph the beauty of life!