I rarely do it these days, but every now and then a photo needs a super aggressive grade for it to come to life and such is the result. It's a little strange that I have to assume almost every photo I see isn't how a scene actually look but how the photographer wanted me to interpret it. This was a beautiful day, but certainly nowhere as nice as this photo suggests.
There are things you can do to make the world a creepier place. One of those things would be to put an oddly-bright light next to a tree in an otherwise dimly-lit parking and wait for winter so you have the scene presented before you. I felt like the demogorgon was about to pop up right behind me and take me to the upside down as I grabbed this shot.
My new favorite thing is this iPhone Macro lens adaptor I put pretty much next to everything in my house, car, trail, computer, you name it. This is ice on my windshield and it looks so crazy up close like this.
Catching up on my friggin photo-a-day challenge, which I swear I will stop waiting so long on. Sorry in advance for the deluge.
I would absolutely be a portrait photographer if I showed up and everyone was perfectly dressed and someone set up lights perfectly for me and the only lens I needed to use was the Sigma 85mm Art. Yeah, that sounds like an amazing gig.
Walking down the strip in Las Vegas, you're constantly bombarded on all sides by sounds and lights and semi-naked people and cosplayers and buskers and all manner of distractions. But, occasionally, you can find a relatively quiet spot to sit and enjoy the cool desert air before jumping back into the fray.
WPPI is winding down I'm feeling wholly invigorated with my work and my nascent business. I met a lot of really amazing people doing great things, tried out (and purchased) some outlandishly awesome gear, and learned more than I'll be able to put into practice in the immediate future. On the way out I was given one of those phone lens clips that let you do fisheye, wide angle, and macro. Being a details person I decided to give macro a chance and what better subject than the lens mount of my camera. These are the electronic contacts of the E-mount with the sensor giving off that ethereal orange and green glow above. I'm pretty dang impressed!