Happy National Dog Day 2020

I used my 50mm prime lens on these two, which is what I use for portraits in general. I shot at an aperture of f/1.8 because they are so small and a shutter speed of 1/160 seconds hoping that was fast enough to keep any blur out if they moved a bit.

The ISO was at 800 which is fairly high even though I was indoors, but I really wanted to balance the ambient light with the flash so I pushed it up some.

I always get excited when I am able to use my new flash with success, since I am mostly inexperienced with flash.

Sony A68/ Godox V1-S/ Capture One

Friendly Friday – Colour Harmonies

I’m learning about colour schemes this week at a photo prompt challenge at Something to Ponder About’s blog.

I believe with the blues and purples in this photo I took during a sunset one evening this would fall under the category of “analogous.”

I agree that analogous color schemes are pleasing to the eye which is probably why I am so drawn to nature photography.

Here are other color schemes.

Check out the challenge for more photos!

My image was taken with my Sony A68 and edited in Capture One.

Something Different

I post mostly nature images here so this is definitely something different but it is a picture of the gas station near my house. I was pumping gas one night at dusk after going on a picture walk, so I had my camera with me, and the building just looked kind of neat to me in the fading light with it’s neon lights in contrast with the approaching shadows. So I grabbed my camera and fired off 2-3 shots, getting the composition I liked best.

I imagined the clerk inside thought I was casing the joint or something equally as strange. I felt lucky I caught the moment with no cars parked in front of the store because I feel that would have ruined the shot.

I turned to my right after that and saw another picture opportunity as the sky was coloring so beautifully over the uhaul trucks the station rented out, so I took another unusual shot.

I took both of these with my Sony A68 and edited in Capture One.

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