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Welcome to the Blog Section of PhotoFortyTwo. As you may know, we have been busy putting the finishing touches of this new site, including the link to our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Photo of the Day 21

September 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Sunrise over pencil Beech.

This shot I called 'Sunrise over Pencil Beech'
I was trying to make a scene out of coloring pencils, was giving up on anything worthwhile, putting the pencils back in the box, then I saw this opportunity.  I think it looks like a sunrise over a beech, with grass and sand in the fore, the sea and sky in the back ground.
It is a tad abstract, see how you guys feel.
Also, can you let me know, is there anybody out there that cares about the camera stats, I only ask out of laziness, I don't want to put them in if they are no use to anyone.

Photo of the Day 20

September 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

A bit gloomy this one, but you know, sometimes inspiration is a tough thing to get!
This is another from my time in Antietam battlefield.
I wanted to make this look old, washed out and used up.
Is it just me or does this seem a weird thing 

to do 'digitally?' The age of something must be more tactile than visual, so this being a purely visual medium to age something that is being refreshed constantly just seems to be weird, but I guess if it looks good, that is all a photo has to do isn't it?
I did the B&W conversion in silver effex pro. The remainder of the post was accomplished with LR4

1/500, @f4, ISO 100, focal length 40mm on a 24-105 lens, on a Canon 5d mk3

Photo of the Day 19

September 25, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

A fun shot with a fun bunch of girls, oh! and the Colester, he is not in this shot but he around.

The idea for this shot washttp://www.facebook.com/suzan.gibson.9
I loved the pigtails.
This is called 'Shhh don't tell anyone'
I had a three light setup, one either side c/w shoot through umbrellas, and one above to light the fence behind.
1/60, @ f2.8 on the nifty fifty lens.
 

 


Photo of the Day 18

September 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

This was a fun shot, I call this: Armchair Scuba,it's just not the same.
I took this after looking at the  FB page http://www.facebook.com/DiveTech it is a great place to work and Dive. I haven't dived for so long I missed it and this is my expression of that feeling.
This is actually a combination of 3 photos. I layerd them together in a prog call, Perfect Layers, for those interested.  The rest of post done in Light Room 4
 
I set up the 'room' in my driveway, that is actually a garage door behind me.
Had a friend, Tommy, the lead singer/Guitarist in an awesome band called, Sonicnights: http://www.sonicnightsband.com/
Well worth a listen.
He had the pleasure of tossing the water over me.  This is actually a self portrait, the astute will notice the remote in my left hand.
 
The stats:
640 sec, f2.8 on a 100mm macro lens. Had a remote flash set up both sides of me slightly in front, also one set up high to light up the back wall and limit the shadows.  That light could have been a stop brighter, I would like to have eliminated the shadow of the water that you see above my rt. shoulder.

Photo of the Day 17

September 21, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

An interesting shot I took at Antietam Battlefield, they had some re-enactors out there. that fore ground element is a rifle pyramid. I tried this shot at a wider aperture, the lens opens to f2.8, but the back ground detail was just mush.
 
Stats:
200 sec, f8 ISO 100, taken with the 100mm macro, on the 5d mk3