A Dreamer Walking

Framed Leaf

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on November 7, 2010

Framing a picture is easier said then done sometimes. Thankfully the fence gave me a perfect way to frame this leaf. Framing can often help draw the audiences eye to the main focus of the shot. Immediately you know what you are supposed to be looking at in this picture. I also tried to use a high exposure as a way to draw your eye. The only think that isn’t extremely lit is the leaf.

Fall Leaf

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on November 4, 2010

Yet another picture I was able to take that only Fall weather could produce. I  love looking at leaves lit by the sun. You usually get such a great color from them bouncing off each other. Hope you enjoy!

Light on Leaf

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on October 29, 2010

Sorry for the lack of written papers on this blog. I will try to finish my Joe Ranft blog in the next few days. This is actually a picture that you can obviously tell I did a lot of editing with. It really is cool how much you can do with editing now a days. I think what really appealed to me in this picture is the streams of light and the simplicity of the material. I made everything very soft, trying to have the colors stick out rather then the details.

Center Leaf

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on October 26, 2010

I actually went out the other day and took some really good shots of individual leaves. This is one of them. The question like usual was, how do I make this leaf the main focus? The simple thing to do was put it directly in the middle of the picture. The sun really hits this leaf perfectly, creating some interesting shadows. I also used photoshop to get rid of some color so the whole picture consists of more browns and yellows then blues and greens. I really like this leaf. It sort of is a good representation of how interesting and even beautiful something could be even though it is at the end of its life and only holding on by a thread.

Dieing Flower

Posted in Uncategorized by Jacob on October 24, 2010

Well it is that time of the year when nature starts to die on you. The good news is that Fall usually makes for some very interesting photography. I really tried working with color separation in this picture. I tried to bring down all the colors else then red and yellow. I felt the need to have some yellow and red around the flower in order to balance the picture. However the main piece is obvious, right away the eye is drawn to the dieing flower. At least that is what I think, would love to hear what others think?

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