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Jan 11, 2019 05:32:47   #
Bokehen
 
Our electric company/supplier shut our power off yesterday and I was left without power for 6 1/2 hours. One thing that made my time at home constructive was that for years I've noticed the suns rays entering through the basement window and shining on the floor. I kept telling myself i was going to use this sun light in darkness shot one day, just couldn't decide the subject. I've always like this 30 year old teddy bear bookend and though it would be the first of many items used for this shot. I'm still experimenting with my generic 24MP camera & 50mm lens. Unedited image, camera set to black & white mode, using natural light without a tripod. What I'm loving about this camera is that it's extremely responsive to no light offering a great perspective of light and shadows. I'm hoping during the summer I'll stur up some dust in the basement as to highlight the suns rays.

Part 2:
It was time for my new years check up at the Dr's office and of course I took the camera. I love how these two walls at the Dr's office are highlighted. But I felt the camera or my perspective didn't capture the moment.





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Jan 11, 2019 06:51:22   #
Stan W.
 
Nicely done.

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Jan 11, 2019 07:07:56   #
anotherview
 
A suggestion: Set a diffusion panel between the light source and the subject. Even a white bed sheet will do for this light modification.

Now, the unfiltered light falls harshly on the floor beside the main subject.

A diffusion panel will soften this light for a more flattering exposure. The filtered light may appear to wrap around the subject.
Bokehen wrote:
Our electric company/supplier shut our power off yesterday and I was left without power for 6 1/2 hours. One thing that made my time at home constructive was that for years I've noticed the suns rays entering through the basement window and shining on the floor. I kept telling myself i was going to use this sun light in darkness shot one day, just couldn't decide the subject. I've always like this 30 year old teddy bear bookend and though it would be the first of many items used for this shot. I'm still experimenting with my generic 24MP camera & 50mm lens. Unedited image, camera set to black & white mode, using natural light without a tripod. What I'm loving about this camera is that it's extremely responsive to no light offering a great perspective of light and shadows. I'm hoping during the summer I'll stur up some dust in the basement as to highlight the suns rays.

Part 2:
It was time for my new years check up at the Dr's office and of course I took the camera. I love how these two walls at the Dr's office are highlighted. But I felt the camera or my perspective didn't capture the moment.
Our electric company/supplier shut our power off y... (show quote)

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Jan 11, 2019 07:13:34   #
fourg1b2006
 
I love the 2nd one...very pleasing to the eye.

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Jan 11, 2019 07:16:21   #
Bokehen
 
anotherview wrote:
A suggestion: Set a diffusion panel between the light source and the subject. Even a white bed sheet will do for this light modification.


I had the same thought for the next shot. either a diffusion filter or a stain glass. I do have several stain glass works of art I've done and though about adding some color to the shot. Again I was thinking along the same lines. One thing I could be missing is a red filter. I know I'm definitely missing a tripod. as all these things will be purchased when time warrants. Thx for the suggestion.

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Jan 11, 2019 07:23:02   #
Bokehen
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
I love the 2nd one...very pleasing to the eye.

Thx. Granted I'm using limited gear and a limited lens. I had gotten this shot once before with a cell phone and it seem clearly and more in perspective with the cell phone. Depth of field or aperture setting needed to be adjusted. I've yet to explore anything but close ups. Need to get out in the field to see how well this camera does with around the town or landscapes.

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Jan 11, 2019 07:26:29   #
Bokehen
 
Stan W. wrote:
Nicely done.

Surprising, the teddy bear test shot proves to me that this image or the subject can be tweaked. I imaging a semi nude woman laying on the floor on her side under the window. Just highlighting the curves of her body and shadows.

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Jan 11, 2019 07:49:13   #
Tom DePuy (a regular here)
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
I love the 2nd one...very pleasing to the eye.


Ditto

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Jan 11, 2019 07:54:04   #
Bokehen
 
Tom DePuy wrote:
Ditto

Thx Tom, just to put this in perspective. My eyes are bad and it's hard to see this small screen I wasn't able to take all my gear to the Dr's office as this would a bit ridiculous. Also, there was a couple of plants in the way of being able to gain different perspective towards how the light reflected off the ripples. here's two more from different angles. Again these are molded ripple walls at the Dr's office and I had the camera on auto focus. yet I touched the screen to pinpoint a particular wave or rise.





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Jan 11, 2019 09:15:43   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Creative work!

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Jan 11, 2019 10:53:31   #
artBob (a regular here)
 
The first is a very moving photo, in emotional content, rich variety of textures, and striking, "wrong" composition perfect for the emotional tone of the shot.

As lighting experiments in and of themselves, they seem like no big deal to me, except to perhaps acquaint you with a new tool.

I hope you pursue unique personal expressions.

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Jan 11, 2019 11:38:16   #
Bokehen
 
artBob wrote:
The first is a very moving photo, in emotional content, rich variety of textures, and striking, "wrong" composition perfect for the emotional tone of the shot.

As lighting experiments in and of themselves, they seem like no big deal to me, except to perhaps acquaint you with a new tool.

I hope you pursue unique personal expressions.


*sniff* artBob seems years pass without an plausible and respectful comments on anything I say or do. But you've made me cry because it's so hard to find other like minded people with a vision of wanting to accomplish something even though they have limited abilities. years of photography and teaching photography all comes down to a simple gift within your comment. I entered the basement with the hopes of doing something different and using what I've got. the camera is still new to me, but photography is my world. artBob you're welcome to share our meal & thanks.

artBob would you be so kind as to allow me to quote what you've said on my photoblog?

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Jan 11, 2019 13:45:23   #
artBob (a regular here)
 
Bokehen wrote:
*sniff* artBob seems years pass without an plausible and respectful comments on anything I say or do. But you've made me cry because it's so hard to find other like minded people with a vision of wanting to accomplish something even though they have limited abilities. years of photography and teaching photography all comes down to a simple gift within your comment. I entered the basement with the hopes of doing something different and using what I've got. the camera is still new to me, but photography is my world. artBob you're welcome to share our meal & thanks.

artBob would you be so kind as to allow me to quote what you've said on my photoblog?
*sniff* artBob seems years pass without an plausib... (show quote)

Bokehen, I am very glad to encourage talent. Feel free to quote me. Onward, eh!

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Jan 12, 2019 13:09:41   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Very nice.
--Bob
Bokehen wrote:
Our electric company/supplier shut our power off yesterday and I was left without power for 6 1/2 hours. One thing that made my time at home constructive was that for years I've noticed the suns rays entering through the basement window and shining on the floor. I kept telling myself i was going to use this sun light in darkness shot one day, just couldn't decide the subject. I've always like this 30 year old teddy bear bookend and though it would be the first of many items used for this shot. I'm still experimenting with my generic 24MP camera & 50mm lens. Unedited image, camera set to black & white mode, using natural light without a tripod. What I'm loving about this camera is that it's extremely responsive to no light offering a great perspective of light and shadows. I'm hoping during the summer I'll stur up some dust in the basement as to highlight the suns rays.

Part 2:
It was time for my new years check up at the Dr's office and of course I took the camera. I love how these two walls at the Dr's office are highlighted. But I felt the camera or my perspective didn't capture the moment.
Our electric company/supplier shut our power off y... (show quote)

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Feb 25, 2019 01:25:00   #
Bokehen
 
Update:

Many of my photographs & artwork will be showcased during "Applied Physics Laboratory Annual 2019 Art & Photography Show" via the Kossiakoff Center Tuesday, April 2- Monday, April 29. All of my images/art are for sale and 20% of each image sold goes to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Here's your chance to own a framed print or print on canvas of my Lonely Teddy Bear Bookend picture and many others.



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