This week I am kind of assigning myself a theme, I am only going to shoot with the 50 1.4 this week. Kind of see what life is like shooting 50 on full frame. My mind is still used to DX and the framing surprises me every time when I think I have the composition I want, it ends up being a little wider than I expected.
Sometimes the shot of the day hits you first thing in the morning. After parking I realized this crane was left hanging over the fence and into the walkway so I pulled my camera out of the bag and shot this standing under the crane. This is exactly the shot I had in my mind when I saw it, really excited with the way it worked out.
Pretty lazy Sunday for me so I just took a couple snap shots around the living room to play with the camera this morning while the coffee was kicking in. Honestly I just shot these to click the camera a couple times. The second image I knew I wanted to edit as black and white, more to play with the line down the middle of light to dark than anything else.
This image is pretty self explanatory. Last night was playing with the 50 1.4 wide open around the house. This is my favorite shot of the evening.
So I sold the D500 and my DX lenses and have jumped into full frame. I did take a little hiatus from digital shooting and spent a few months shooting 35mm film. It was fun but I definitely missed digital and the instant results. So this post is me restarting my photo a day attempt. I am not going to count or call it a 365, this will be more of a casual thing for me posting when I feel inspired, and not worrying about it when I don’t. So the first post from my new to me Nikon D750 is this image. Shot looking through a Nikon 50 1.8 AIS lens I had on my desk. This was shot for a photo challenge on the Nikon subreddit, I liked it so much it is my photo of the day. I raised the exposure by .10 in lightoom, everything else is straight out of the camera.
So obviously I have missed a few pictures for my 2017 project 365….life really got hectic and I just didn’t have the time to devote to the project like I wanted to. So I am abandoning the official 365 project. Its just doesn’t fit into my life comfortably, and thats OK. What I am going to do is to continue posting images to this blog, some will be just a single, like today, and others will be a bunch in one day. It won’t be a proper 365, but I will still be trying to take a picture everyday and post it here and to Flickr, explaining what I was going for. My hope is this will still continue to help develop and advance my photography skills, but not lock me down to taking an image every single day and worrying about writing it up and editing it. Another reason I haven’t been posting images is I have been shooting film, which has to be sent off to be developed so I wait until I have 5 or 6 rolls ready to go, meaning there are images I took 4 months ago that I have not developed. Anyway enough of that, on with blog things.
Here is the image for today, this is the motorcycle parking on the campus I work at. They are about to demolish this entire area (you guessed it, in the fence) and I will have to park somewhere else while they build a new building in this area. I have been parking my bikes here for years, and I know in the mornings before the coffee kicks in I’ll forget, and ride up to this fence and have to turn around.
Had a friend come by the office this afternoon in uniform. He decided to see if he could conduct through some screws and I knew I had to try and get a photo.
My first self portrait of the 2017 project.
I wanted to work on lighting and lines today. Wound up shooting a fogged window and played with skewing from one side to the other to move the “eye” with the photograph.
I didn’t have alot of inspiriation today so I ended up with a B&W portrait of my coffee mug. I know it sounds like a waste of a shot but I’m actually pretty happy with the way it came out, the contrast of black and white is what I am working on and this seemed to hit that spot for me.
The Nikon FG was the first camera I used. It is a 35mm film camera my dad had sitting in his closet. I asked him to let me use it and after a while he finally relented. I remember the first rolls of film I took with it. Anyway I still have it, and I am still running film through it.