A macro-style closeup of a blue marble using a Nikon D3300 mounted on a tripod, ASA 200, Speedlight SB400 in bounce mode with a second LED light for curvature definition, and taken with a wireless remote to minimize camera shake. Full sized image here.
I’m trying an experiment — offering a selection of my photos for direct download. Essentially very low cost, and the buyer can then print, mat, and frame as he or she chooses. As I get them to the sales site, I will update this blog message. The first photo on the sales site is Storm over Ozello.
This really was county road 138 in rural Florida. The enhanced dynamic range photo contains quite a bit of detail, as you can see by going to its display page here and clicking on an area of the photo to see it enlarged to full size. As noted on the image page, it was taken in the winter with haze rising from the marsh and pasturelands at sunrise. At the right edge of the photo’s background is an area called Evan’s Prairie, ‘prairie’ being the old Florida name for native marsh or swamp land. Rural Florida before the entry of the developers bulldozers was a beautiful tranquil land.
Something of an experiment in that I used the high dymamic range software Photomatrix to adjust this image … I prefer to call this “extended dynamic range” to separate it from all the unusual colors of what some call HDR photography. The idea was to depict how the light bounces within the glass itself. Larger version which I think does the concept some justice can be seen here.
I have been speculating about my fascination with doors … I have several, the one above is a barn door from Brattonsville, SC … the site where SONY pictures shot much of “The Patriot.” A larger version is in my architectural photo gallery here along with other doors of fascination to me.
I’ll leave it to the psychologists to prattle on about the reason for my fascination, but remind that that Karl Jung pointed out that to correctly interpret they would need to have read and seen everything I had read and seen.
The photograph was an exercise in depicting the texture of the rough hewn lumber, and with the hard lighting I think that was successful. There may also be an overtone of taking the mind through the door and into a simpler life when our country was new. At any rate this would be an excellent image, along with the split rail fence I have in the black and white landscapes gallery here, for a vacation log cabin.