Monday, June 30, 2008

pens

Pens
June 2008

My iTunes: La Fiera di Venezia - Vi Sono Sposo E Amante by Cecilia Bartoli

I've had the idea for this shot in my head for a while, but never got around to shooting it until tonight. I'll probably play around with more shots like this in future, but I'm happy with how this one turned out. It was hard to tell on the camera's LCD screen, but the original shot was terribly overexposed. Thank goodness for Photoshop! Sometimes I wonder if I rely on it a little too much for making the image just right.

I've spent most of the day in my room, working on theory again. I read through nearly another chapter and will finish off the problem set tomorrow morning. I stopped by the library on my way home from church today and picked up a few movies to watch this week while I get work done. I watched The Sun Also Rises tonight, and am not sure what my final verdict is. I tend to like movies with strong resolution, and generally those with happy endings. But I liked the cinematography (there were some great skyline shots of Paris), and I admittedly did not give it my full attention. Does anyone else have an opinion?

5 comments:

Britt said...

I feel like I say the same thing on every post: I love it! But I do! Its great! I like the brightness and the way the shadows fall... Even the yellow light contrasted with the red and black of the pens is captivating!
ps- I love photoshop too! I don't know enough to rely on it too heavily, but as I learn more I'm sure that's a battle I'll have to face, also.

Robert said...

Typically I've been getting away from things shot straight on like this. I will usually try to switch up my angles. But you made it work. More than work, you made it great. I love how sharp and crisp the foreground is and how it blurs as it fades back. The overexposure creates wonderful contrast between the table and the shadows of each pen.

June said...

I agree with Robert...the angle you chose is the one that works. Great DOF too. Well done!

Anna said...

I am loving the pens! Great angle!

JC said...

Never saw the movie. Love the shot. You nailed it, even if it was with a little help with PS... who'd know if you didn't say ;-)