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January Squares: Frosty Winterlight

It’s been chilly here but you can still find me outside:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/143 sec

The light as shot in this photo tells the story of the cold temperature, but when it came to my square edit, which I did in Hipstamatic, I wanted to push that a bit:

Hipstamatic

The added filters are The Florence Lens and Irom 2000 Film. I think they add to the frosty feel of the original. Your thoughts are welcome in the comment section below.

The Instagram version is here:

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Frosty. #januarylight #morning #swan #hipstamatic

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Added to Day 29 of January Squares.

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Wordless Wednesday: Pastoral

ISO 400 f/11 45mm 1/250sec

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January Squares: Plague Dragon

The Middle Ages, wow what fun!  In Munich a dragon appeared bringing the plague:

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The more enlightened folks in town just washed their hands more frequently, but a dragon does make for a fun story and it’s remembered on the side of City Hall.

It’s an excellent work of art and I thought a square edit would be fun:

ISO 320 f/7 29mm 1/100 sec

In Luminar I dropped the highlights slider and then adjusted the whites, blacks, and luminance sliders. The filter “daydream” was added and dropped to 56%. I picked that filter mostly due to the irony of applying a daydream to the nightmare that was the plague.

The Instagram version is here:

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Plague Dragon. #januarylight #dragon #munich #travel

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Added to Day 28 of January Squares. It’s at this point that I confess photos for this challenge are supposed to end in “light” and enlightenment is really¬†breaking pushing that rule.

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January Squares: Dramatic Light

Some photographs are well suited for color or black and white. In my opinion, dramatic color images often translate well to black and white. When I took this image:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/2137 sec

How would that look in black and white? was my first thought. I think it might have been the fact that the sign was almost in black and white already that made me think about that. For this edit, I used Hipstamatic:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/2137 sec

The photo has the Eric lens and Aristotle film filters applied.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to January Squares Day 27.

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January Squares: Late Afternoon Light

I was just in Strasbourg France for a few hours. Long enough to get this photo though:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/1083 sec

Also, long enough to convince me that a trip back would be a good thing. For the photo above, I wanted to accentuate the glow of the summer afternoon:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/1083 sec

So after cropping and straightening the photo, I added the Luminar look, Daydream, and set it at 79%.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to Day 26 of January Light.

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Daily Record Weekly Wrap-up, hipstamatic, iPhone, Photography

Daily Photo Weekly Wrap-Up: Week 47

For me this past week involved a lot of walking, so the gallery is a collection of what caught my eye over the course of the week:

Welcome to this week’s instalment of my daily photographic record. Posts in this series will be photos from the week before, roughly Friday through Friday. This, once a week, wrap-up post will publish on Sunday. The photos for this post will be in a gallery format, they will have all been taken on my phone. The captions on the photos will be an indication of the photo-editing software used to edit them, or simply “as-shot” for those that are unedited.

Writing a weekly wrap up with a gallery is a way for me to gather my thoughts on what has caught my attention in the previous week. It will be a way of filtering through what I am thinking about photographically. I’ll also be able to come back to these posts and look at what trends emerge over time.

As with all my posts, your comments are welcome. I appreciate your interaction with my work here on this blog. It is my intention to publish in this series on Sunday. Every Sunday that is possible. Looking at my year, I already know there are some weeks where I will not be close enough to my technology to make a post possible. In an effort to keep this project pleasant for myself, I won’t be attempting catch-up posts.

Hope to see you in the comments below and in this space next week!

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January Squares: Blue Boar

Blue Boar in the English countryside:

ISO 32 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/33 sec

Now more fearsome with some pop:

ISO 32 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/33 sec

Instagram version, social media likes galore:

For January Squares and Six-Word Saturday.

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