Since my trip to Palacerigg on New Years Day, we’ve been back in lockdown & travel pretty much prohibited. My work’s also been pretty hectic, so much of my photography has been either inside, in the garden or on my walk to work. I’m finally getting to head out today so have had to check all my gear over.
My basic day out gear:
Snappy (DSLR) with 18-55mm lens (+ lens bag)
Sigma 18-300 lens (+ lens bag)
Lensy with case, glass stand & suction holder
Cross poloriser filter
ND8 filter (haven’t used this one yet, so going to give it a go)
+10 close-up filter (not taking my macro lens — mostly going to be landscapes)
Seemed an obvious to combine the two challenges in the one post. I’ve done some very basic editing on this one, using Apple’s embedded photo editing software.
The first edit is a basic square crop, normal way up & inverted.
For the next edit, I dropped the light to it’s lowest setting. A lot of detail in the shot is lost, but the colours really come into their own with a rich contrast between the blue & yellow.
The opposite, this time. I ramped the light setting right up; the colours wash out to a degree, but the foreground detail in Lensy & the ice covered log he’s sat on become discernible.
Trying something different this time — I’ve desaturated shots before to give a washed out look, but never single colours. For this one I desaturated all the colours apart from blue to give a colder feel to match the sub zero temperature that this was shot in. The difference is quite subtle, hence the slider (the left hand shot is the original).