Friday, 31 October 2014

CLICK - stop taking photos!

I am in Sicily at the moment and have been having the most gorgeous holiday time full of sunshine, gelato and rest. We are staying in a little town called Scopello which is right next to a nature reserve and as usually happens when I have spare time I have been going around taking lots and lots of photos of everything. I have put a few of my favourites so far in this post. Let me know what you think :)?
(All of these photos have been taken on a Panasonic Lumix  DMC-FZ38 and I have used no photo editing software- these are straight off the camera)

> This was a beautiful field of blown out thistle heads- I used the black and white setting on my camera here and underexposed just a little to create more contrast
In the second photo I have included a thistle very close up in the right hand corner of the screen which adds more depth and sense of perspective to the picture and I think makes it look better then the third photo.

> I like experimenting with the angles I take photos from. I put my camera really close to the ground and angled it up to take this shot making the plant look like it was extending up into the sky and adding drama to the picture.

> I always find it hard to show the true height or depth to a 3D view in a 2D camera picture. A little trick I use to try and help is to include a small glimpse of something closeup in a corner of the picture to give a contrast that can help to portray more depth;

> I was playing around with using forced flash here- I think it creates a really nice effect that highlights the beauty of the thistle head here.

> I love playing around with the black and white setting on my camera- I think that it can often add a sense of time, mystery and depth to an ordinary photo.

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