we’re socked in with snow for a couple days, so the sky will be pretty much like this.
2009/12/31: Time for a change in perspective! Look up today and make a photo that favors what’s going on in the sky. #ds46
I’ve been trying to pick one photo taken in 2009 to be the “photo of the year” but can’t seem to do it. I’ve narrowed it down to 4 photos. So, here are the 4 2009 photos of the year:
I’m really happy with how 74 photos turned out – here’s my 2009 5 stars gallery – and am really glad I’m learning so much about photography (both technical and philosophical) and still having a blast doing it.
bright nearly-full moon, showing craters in the bottom left along the terminator.
my initial idea for today’s @dailyshoot project (about shadows) was to shoot the moon, to see if I could catch craters nicely defined by shadow. I wasn’t sure there would be a clear sky, so I shot a backup idea and wound up liking it. So here’s my fallback for today…
my old handheld General Electric Exposure Meter Type PR-1, circa 1951. It still works perfectly, although it doesn’t do well in very low light situations.
It’s really just a slide ruler built around a light meter. You can set different ASA values (or frames per second if shooting (video) film)), then look up corresponding values for aperture and shutter speed to set the camera for proper exposure. It often does a better job of picking exposure combinations than the exposure meter built into my 60-year-newer Canon XT.
2009/12/29: The contrast between an object and its shadow can make for an interesting photo. Explore the “dark side” of shadows today. #ds44