The Sunny Road to Salina

Update

For my current project I am trying to look at landscapes, but create them myself. This is partly due to the fact I don’t have that much time with work to go out to locations at the minute and I also want to practice my studio lighting. 

The below image is my first image from this shoot. It was more for practice and get an idea of how I might want things to be. I only had my desk lamp and natural light for this one. There’s a lot of things that need work. I need to plan out what sort of scenes I want to create. I need more dynamic lighting (which was my plan anyway). I need to make more clouds and fix the one in the forefront… that thing is horrendous, aha. I also need to go out and shoot some new backdrops and/or paint some as well. The image in the backdrop at the minute was a quick one I found on the internet to test it out with. I wanted to get a feel as to what kind of backdrops I might want. I also need to work on the issue with reflections on the glass. I think that was mainly due to my window though so whenever I have my proper lighting set up that shouldn’t be an issue (hopefully!).image

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I’ll be updating this more as I experiment and progress through this project.

Images were taken on a Hasselblad H3D and a 28mm lens. That lens is beautiful. 


Spotted Orbweaver/Redfemured Spotted Orbweaver Neoscona domiciliorum
Not the most beautiful or technically brilliant photograph, but I wanted to share it never the less. This spider is just so beautiful. I absolute love it’s markings and red legs. 
I was walking through the swamp with my boyfriend trying to creep slightly closer to the deer I posted in a photograph earlier when I cam upon this spider. It’s huge web was spread across two palm tree trunks. I nearly walked face first into it so these photographs were really quick snaps after I nearly had a heart attack, aha. 
Next time I am back in Florida I will hopefully have some nice macro lenses with me and aim to photograph as many of the spider species as I can. I always forget how beautiful they really are. Growing up in Florida was brilliant and I am pretty sure it is why I love wildlife so much. View Larger

Spotted Orbweaver/Redfemured Spotted Orbweaver Neoscona domiciliorum

Not the most beautiful or technically brilliant photograph, but I wanted to share it never the less. This spider is just so beautiful. I absolute love it’s markings and red legs. 

I was walking through the swamp with my boyfriend trying to creep slightly closer to the deer I posted in a photograph earlier when I cam upon this spider. It’s huge web was spread across two palm tree trunks. I nearly walked face first into it so these photographs were really quick snaps after I nearly had a heart attack, aha. 

Next time I am back in Florida I will hopefully have some nice macro lenses with me and aim to photograph as many of the spider species as I can. I always forget how beautiful they really are. Growing up in Florida was brilliant and I am pretty sure it is why I love wildlife so much.


Twisted 
I am currently creating a project on trees and our relationship with them. I’ve only really just started so I am not entirely sure which direction I plan to take it in, but I do have a few good ideas for experimentation. I am pretty sure it will end up going down the more conceptual route, but we’ll see, aha.
The above image was from a recent shoot where I was mainly playing around with the 24mm TS-E lens to change the perspective and add some distortion. I am finding that I enjoy changing things people are used to looking at by making them awkward and uncomfortable. It’s something familiar, but you’re not used to seeing it that way. I am pretty sure that is how this project will continue to develop, but that depends on the coming experimentation. View Larger

Twisted 

I am currently creating a project on trees and our relationship with them. I’ve only really just started so I am not entirely sure which direction I plan to take it in, but I do have a few good ideas for experimentation. I am pretty sure it will end up going down the more conceptual route, but we’ll see, aha.

The above image was from a recent shoot where I was mainly playing around with the 24mm TS-E lens to change the perspective and add some distortion. I am finding that I enjoy changing things people are used to looking at by making them awkward and uncomfortable. It’s something familiar, but you’re not used to seeing it that way. I am pretty sure that is how this project will continue to develop, but that depends on the coming experimentation.


European Garden Spider Araneus diadematus
Also known as the diadem spider, cross spider, or cross orbweaver. It is found in Europe and parts of North America.Individual spiders’ colouring can range from extremely light yellow to very dark grey, but all European garden spiders have mottled markings across the back, with five or more large, white dots forming a cross. The white dots result from cells filled with guanine, which is a byproduct of protein metabolism . View Larger

European Garden Spider Araneus diadematus

Also known as the diadem spider, cross spider, or cross orbweaver. It is found in Europe and parts of North America.Individual spiders’ colouring can range from extremely light yellow to very dark grey, but all European garden spiders have mottled markings across the back, with five or more large, white dots forming a cross. The white dots result from cells filled with guanine, which is a byproduct of protein metabolism .


Randomness in case you are slightly intrigued. I ain’t so good on the blogging… hence this long title ;D

Got the’ole 4x5 camera out earlier and did a few test shoots. I should be developing them tomorrow. Hopefully they turn out alright ! It’s safe to say I am a tad rusty with a 4x5 camera, aha. It was so good to be using film again though. 

But yeah, keep an eye out. I’ll probably even post my failure on here if they didn’t work, aha.