The Sunny Road to Salina

Experimentation
I have finally gotten around to purchasing some studio lighting and accessories. I’m excited about all the fun things I can now attempt to do :D

This image is from my current project (which when I finally feel I am finished I will explain in a but more detail, aha). I’ve really just been experimenting with colored lights and the obvious shutter speed and flash combinations (hence the beautiful movement ;D haha). 

It’s pretty late and I am pretty tired so I probably haven’t even made a point in this post. Ah well.  View Larger

Experimentation

I have finally gotten around to purchasing some studio lighting and accessories. I’m excited about all the fun things I can now attempt to do :D

This image is from my current project (which when I finally feel I am finished I will explain in a but more detail, aha). I’ve really just been experimenting with colored lights and the obvious shutter speed and flash combinations (hence the beautiful movement ;D haha). 

It’s pretty late and I am pretty tired so I probably haven’t even made a point in this post. Ah well. 


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.