Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My iPhone 6 Project: On the Road Today


Reflections
Petersham, Massachusetts


Edge of the Pond
Petersham, Massachusetts


 Indian Summer's Evening
Brattleboro, Vermont

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Highland Lace Flowers designed by Carol Paris


ISO 200  f/11  1/100th of a second 35mm lens under studio lighting conditions

Stitched by Nancy

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My iPhone 6 Project: In Search of Mud!

Southern Vermont

Curious time of year in southern Vermont, Mud Season!  
taint quite winter, taint quite spring.  
It's a time of year when that normally quaint, serene, country roads turns into a vicious car swallowing gelatinous sludge, that will make you wish you never ventured forth on that nice warm day. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Posts in the snow


West Townshend, Vermont
ISO 200 f 3.5 1/125th of a second 85mm lens

Sunday, January 18, 2015

My iPhone 6 Project: Split Rail

Lincoln, Vermont


Friday I was traveling in Northwestern Vermont, and just after sunset I came across this site; on one side of the road this seemingly endless split rail fence, and on the other side the sun dropping below the horizon, giving off its last glow of the day.  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Portrait: Five little kids are they


     ISO 200 35mm lens  1/100th of a second f/10 studio lighting conditions; All shot as RAW images

What is the easiest way to photograph 5 children all under 10 for a group portrait,  without pulling your hair out?

Quick answer: Don't do it!  Hire someone.  ;-)

This is what I spent my New Years Day 2015 working on. 

Anyone who has tried to take a group portrait of kids together in a formal setting will know that even on the best day it isn't easy.  Either they are arguing about something, fighting with one another or no one wants to cooperate, and you can't reason with them, they're kids!  However, if you can get them alone they tend to be really interested in what is going on and want to help. 


So what I decided to do was to take individual portraits of each child shot against a white backdrop, making sure that I used the same lens, and settings, to take each shot.  The tripod was set at the same level.  I changed their seating position on the chair to get the right angles when processing later.  

Once all the images were taken, I cut the white backdrop out so that when I added the colored background it would look like they were all together when the picture was taken.   Essentially this is a collage of 5 independent images, imposed on top of a sixth photograph (which was taken 4 days before).

Six images taken on two separate days in different places stitched together to form a single portrait. It was a fun project and I got pretty good results for my first time attempting it.