Today, for my picture a day assignment, I went back and looked at some pictures we took when we were in downtown Charlotte, and decided to process one of my flower pictures.
I took this picture with my new 50mm 1.8 lens and believe or not, I did not have the aperture set at 1.8. I set it 2.5. When I first got the lens I shot everything at 1.8 and soon realized that was not the way to go.
The first picture is straight out of the camera with the exposure bumped up a little. The second is the same picture, converted to black and white and bumped up the yellows a little. Then I used the Soulful B&W tints Action, Warm Mist to add a little tint to it.
Hope you enjoy…
This morning, I wanted to take some pictures of the sunrise over one of the historical building in Monroe. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture the sun over the building the way I had hoped.
I took a picture of the back of the building, and then front. I used my tripod to capture both shots because the shutter speed was too slow to hand hold the camera.
Even though I live right outside of Charlotte city limits, and I work in Charlotte every day, I rarely take the time to go downtown to see what is going on. So, on my day off, I decided to take my girls and, one of their friends, to ride the LYNX train and hang out downtown.
Since I am a photo hobbyist, of course I took plenty of pictures. I also took this opportunity to use my new polarizing filter. I was pretty pleased with the results. The colors were a lot richer and not washed out due to the bright sunlight.
All of the pictures were taken at various spots along Tryon Street.
When I looked at this picture, and the buildings in it, I thought I’d covert it to black and white to give it that old vintage look since these are some of the older buildings in the city.
I started not to take this photo because the positioning of the sun behind the building, but I took a change with it and I am pretty pleased with my results. I metered for the light to the top right of the building. I love the natural lens flare came through and trickles down to the bottom right of the photo.
This is a brick statue of children climbing on a book. I should have taken a picture of the front of this statue too so you could get the full effect.
I look forward to going back downtown and taking more pictures. I really would like to get some great shots of the Charlotte skyline.