Just two shots I took around the house today. Earlier I picked up a new photography book so that inspired me to shoot images of something. Neither is all that great; definitely falling short of my efforts from April 23, but hey, something is better than nothing.
The music for this page is “Candlebox” by Candlebox, a hard-rock effort from circa’ 1993/1994. The entire CD is solid (“Far Behind” was the hit single), but Track 4, “No Sense”, is phenomenal (so is “Change” , Track 2).
‘X’ marks the spot. I found these intersecting contrails interesting so I grabbed my D5K. I wanted to saturate the colors a bit so I went into Manual Mode to darken it up. I also used a polarizer. In addition I pumped up the color and contrast during RAW processing. This is looking east from my home.
Trees in my backyard at sunset. During a caution of tonight’s NASCAR race at Richmond, I stepped outside and saw some photo possibilities. I took a series of them during commercial breaks, and this was my favorite. My Nikkor lens didn’t go wide enough for the effect I wanted, so I used Soupcan Stan (my Tokina ultra-wide). There is a distinct flaw here, however. Do you see it? Yep…in the upper right, there is a vivid contrail, and it’s out of place. Sometimes, even the King of Kontrails, fails. Still, I like the composition and the colors. This was also taken in Manual Mode to darken the overall scene by under-exposing it.
Kinda nice not having any SNOW in these shots, just from a climatological standpoint. I have had enough of Winter. Actually, I still have some snow in my yard, but it’s almost gone.
all images © Scott Woelm – April 2013