Blueberry Jam, Blueberry Maple Syrup, Tomato Water that was lacto fermented, dinner and too much time spent on the phone chasing down an issue with my Dr. Today well finishing the running around you know tags, id/licence, Dr to get some paperwork, Stop by the Kitchen Supply Store (commercial type) oh and a sports shop to get a hat and well a Yatzee item. I will get to that later.
Print. Print your photos. Did I say Print your Photos. I started off photography using Film so print was the completed photograph. Then when I picked a camera back up it was digital and well images lived/live on my Hard Drive. I decided a couple of years ago to start printing several images a year that I liked. Once I started printing I started looking at the processing differently and also things like Noise (grain) sharpness what not.
I finally have a wall that I can put my prints on they are 8x10 inches in size or a 4:5 crop ratio. I find for me this is a good spot for cost and size. I know I have one more spot that I want to do another series like this but one thing I learned with this grouping is well for me if I am going to do a grouping of images like this think about portrait or landscape ahead of time in addition to the content of the image. I know this wall is dark when I took this image but a floor lamp has been added that casts some ambient light on the photos. I realized also I need a grouping for my Gator shots and also I am lacking medium to large mammals in my "portfolio". Also I have discovered if I want to live with an image crop it to 16:9 ratio and make it my computers background for a while. That will show any issues real quick.
These four images were printed by Fujifilm as part of one of their "contests" and this is two years worth of images. I love a square crop and print but honestly from these prints it is one that will require both fore thought and shooting for a space to pull off well.
I would challenge you to spend the 3-4 dollars and get an 8x10 image printed that you love. Look at it and if you are like me once in your hands you will notice things you missed on the computer screen and well hang it on the wall making it a photograph from start to finish for the process.
What do I do to prevent boredom? Well I sit down with a camera and lens find a stationary target and see how slow I can get the shutter speed and over time I build a mental data base of if my pain is at this level then I can shoot this low and well some days it is low other days I need a super fast shutter speed in combo with the IS to get a sharp shot or just put it on a tripod.
Bit more of a rewind to SC. A headshot of a small (sub 1 meter or less than 3 feet long. ) Alligator who was warming up in the sun. When they are young like this the color and texture of the skin is amazing to me. The other thing is their eyes. I have a few ok shots featuring their eyes but I have yet to be able to get the shot in my mind and well that shot may just live in my mind as honestly it would be a dangerous shot to get.
This is a Skink I am not sure if it is a 5 line, 7 line or juvinile Broadheaded Skink bit I love the detail on this shot.
Now for the Yatzee find.
Small Tripod Stool that is super light for when I go out in the woods to photograph wildlife. It will allow me to get off the ground and sit a bit more comfortably. The best part is this was only $5 so I will not feel about about dragging it into the mud and weeds. May give it a test whirl this weekend :)