10 different images that showcase creative photography techniques:
1. A Foreground element
Pelicans fly over the pier at Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island, Florida
ISO 200, 100mm fixed, f/6.3, 1/640 sec
2. A sense of Scale
Ice Fishing in Minnesota is all about patience – and cramming in together to keep warm!
ISO 200, 17mm, f/7.1, 1/25 sec
Not your typical “scale” image where you use a person to give a sense of grandness and largeness of whatever is nearby (like a mountain or ice castle). I’m testing out the waters on scale in the opposite sense- a looming human over a teeny hole in a small tent- probably would have been better could I have gotten higher above, but I did what I could in the constrained quarters.
3. A portrait using a shallow Depth of Field
An action shot of a thai pizza dinner being prepared.
ISO 500 (for the darker interior space), f/2.0, 1/30 sec
While eye contact would have further engaged the viewer in this shot, I still like how this about the pizza
4. Demonstrates the “Rule of Thirds”
View of the marsh from the Dungeness Ruins dock on Cumberland Island.
ISO200, 17mm, f/10, 1/200 sec
The rule of thirds is demonstrated in the lines of the landscape- the top third being the sky, middle third the water and bottom third the murky ground. The cement slap also falls on the horizontal line.
There is nothing more beautiful than fresh snow reflecting the sun
ISO 200, 35mm, f/3.2, 1/1250 sec
A snap snowstorm reflects the colors of the golden sunset
ISO 400, 35mm, f/9, 1/250 sec
ISO 200, 85mm, f/10, 1/80 sec, flash shot
8. A unique White Balance
Radiators that were “disposed of” in the waters of the marsh outside Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island – worn away over time by the salt water and the ebb and flow of the tide
ISO 200, 26mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec
White Balance here is Tungsten. Under normal circumstances the colors of these old radiators is of a murky, dull gray. Blue shows their shadows and lines so much better
9. Complimentary Colors
J.D. Gardens – a frozen community garden located in Minneapolis, MN
ISO 400, 20mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec
10. Black and White
Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island
ISO 200, 35mm, f/6.3, 1/400 sec