In my ongoing attempt to keep the creative side of me flowing (which was the original purpose of this blog), I’ve decided to take on a weekly photo challenge. It sounded like fun, so I’m giving it a try. Photos on the blog are reduced to insure faster loading. So they actually look BETTER than they do here!
Week five was “Landscape-Black and White”. The challenge here was less about the subject than finding the time. We had a fairly massive snow storm just as the challenge week began. As in “No Unneccessary Driving” kind of massive. So I lost several days while the local road crews got caught up. I had the idea for the image virtually instantly after I read the assignment. I drive by this view on my way to and from work virtually every day. It’s been an image I wanted to collect for a while and finally had the time.
I was happy enough with the shots (and short enough on time) that I didn’t go looking for alternatives. The original image was actually taken while in the “Night” mode on my camera. I was really annoyed when I noticed. I believe the exposure was somewhere around 1/200 and f2.8 or 3.4. Can’t remember. I experimented with several different exposures and liked this one best. It was the lightest and didn’t seem to lose as much detail. I have slightly tweaked the brightness and the contrast
Next week’s challenge is an Artistic: Candy. An opportunity to play with lighting and macro shooting. I’ve done very little close up work, so this will be interesting.
This is part of a year-long photographic challenge. Dogwood Photography came up with this interesting challenge (HERE) where you have to come up with a photo a week in one of three categories – Portrait, Landscape or Artistic Impression. Each week has one with a slightly different challenge.
For the folks who are interested in technical type things:
Primary camera is a Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd. It is a 10.0 Megapixel CCD, sensor size is 1/2.3″. I shoot in the Fine JPEG 3648 x 2736 format and usually in the “Chrome” setting.