Yes, I know it is the fourth. I got home last night and simply crashed out until this morning. I had nothing to drink or anything, and yet still have no clear recollection of returning home, or of going to bed. My work life is sort of complicated right now, apparently exhausting, and I suspect I've caught a minor bug during the annual "Let's everyone get sick because the weather is changing" event. I'll make up a post tonight to get back on track. I could always backdate the entry, but I don't want to start lying to you.
At least not about what day of the month it is.
Night - Part One
Most people who know me would not be surprised to hear me say that I prefer the night. I've probably written about this before, so I won't go into too much detail about this particular preference. When I discovered that I loved photography, it was inevitable that I would discover quickly that I love night shots a lot.
I'm not a great dark shooter. My finished photos tend to point out some of the flaws I have as a processor. My tastes rune to very dark darks and bright brights, and I often blow out the whites entirely when I do my level adjustments. Also, I do not have a tripod, and I've lost more than my share of night shots to the lengthier amount of time the shutter is open, and my image comes out slightly blurred. But while I'd like to fix the blurriness thing, the blown out lights and pitch black darks are something I kind of like. This summer, I sent a shot to a friend that I was rather fond of, and he sent it back to me a few minutes later, having done some level adjustments (he does this sort of thing for a living). I had to laugh when I saw that his adjustments had turned the file more or less back to the original exposure.
Here are some night shots for you. I think I'll be doing another set of nights soon, hence the part one in the subhead.
This first one, I think I will go reshoot at some point. I did virtually nothing to this shot, but somehow the lighting made everything but the statue into a strangely beautiful faux sepia. It looked so amazing on the viewer in my camera, and I was heartbroken when I discovered the focus problem.
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Taffiny gets started with yet another spider, and the view from inside her car.
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