Mike has been a blacksmith for several decades. He worked hard in his life and I wanted to show the harshness in his portrait. I decided to used a honeycomb strobe to emphasize on half of his face and I photographed him while he was looking into the direction of the strobe.
Enjoy the image and keep on creating great images!
Experimenting with all kinds of subjects that create nice shadows I also used a fork. I also tried different light sources and ended up with a honeycomb snoot that created some nice shadows on the fork itself.
I have a large potato bush blooming in my yard. Yesterday I wanted to do some creative shadow images and I used a branch with a blossom as my subject. I put a translucent reflector between camera and subject and mounted the flash on a stand on the opposite side of the branch pointing directly into the camera lens. Then I experimented with flash and camera setting. This is the image I liked best so far.
We left Ravenna and arrived at Venice this afternoon. Our landlord was so kind to show us the surroundings of our appartment when I discovered the shadows n this statue. I had to photo graph it and I converted the image to monochrome.
Currently we are having record or near record temperatures in Central California. This images reflects the situation. There is the merciless burning sun, the dead tree and the dry lawn in the foreground. Interestingly the lens reflection, which I normally don’t like in an image, supports the feeling of heat.
I photographed these birds many times and normally I don’t pay too much attention to them when I am at the coast. This one interested me because i saw the reflection and the shadow at the same time. Luckily I had my camera ready and was able to get this shot.