It’s been really gross outside so it made me want to stay indoors all day. However, I did just get an old-fashioned safety razor to replace my long lived Mach3 razors since I only shave about once a week which gave the blades time to rust and get dull.
Lesson from this photo shoot along with the shots from yesterday, photographing shiny metal objects up close is quite challenging. Colors, extreme light sources, reflections, contrast, and all the little details come right in the photo. A vast difference in considerations when photographing scenery and people. I’m glad I did this shot.
While taking care of laundry, I noticed some birds in my pile of quarters. Sure, we all know about the American Bald Eagle that has graced the “tails” side of quarts for decades beyond memory, but did you know about the Wild Turkey of Louisiana or Great Blue Heron of Delaware?
Photographing shiny objects on a shiny surface with significantly less-than-idea lighting is quite a challenge to keep from getting the ISO noise associated with low-light especially while using a 10mm macro extension tube. I’m rather pleased how this one turned out with minimal processing in the end to get rid of some yellow of the ambient lighting.
I was in downtown Portland on a blistery cold night for a design talk. On my way home, I spied this great view of the train station that called to me. The reds and oranges contrasted against the cold night sky and work lights no the vehicles below was something I had to capture.
A couple of weeks ago, I discovered this pool that was closed down for the season but I didn’t have my nice camera to photograph it with a long exposure and mini-tripod. The lighting was even more creepy this night as everything glowed a eerie amber hue.
Quick overnight trip to Oxbow Regional Park. It was a great shakedown of my new Salsa Timberjack. The only diffulty of the day was the 20-30mph headwinds that made it feel like well-below freezing temperatures.
Today, RidewithGPS.com turned 8 years old. I could not be more excited to work with this crew. Thanks for everything Cullen, Zack, KPR, Purdy, Will, Chad, Quinn, Jordan, AJ, and Brian. I’ve been with the company for over two years and look forward to many more.
20170125 I’m going to miss my Pebble 2 when Fitbit finally kills it. There is so much about the design and practically they executed so much better than Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. Today, the emoticon design was spot on.
This isn’t a particularly difficult photo to take, but getting a glare-free shot of a watch face is not without its challenges.