ISO 100, 70mm, f9.0, 1/60)
It's amazing to me how many things I find while out walking the dog. It's really an exercise to my photog's eye to see something every day worth shooting. We walk past the playground almost every day and I always want to get a picture of it but it's a rather uninspired area. The temperature was reasonable and the playground empty today so I didn't mind stopping to climb around to see what I could find. Nothing was spectacular but this was pretty cool.
While I was sitting at the gym this evening, I was scrolling through my shots. I had several of that were very similar so I decided to see what my camera can do when converting to B&W vs LR4. Now, to be fair, I chose one I knew was slightly over exposed so it's not a fair comparison. To convert to B&W with LR4, I did color corrections, etc then made a virtual copy before creating the B&W. Those are the first 2 pics. The 3rd is the one I did in camera. I synched all the adjustments in LR4 but it had very little effect. Maybe next time, I'll shoot two identical shots and convert one of those in camera and get a better idea.
My Encore azaleas are blooming again. As I walked up to the house I noticed the sunlight shining through the petals. I tried to capture that but failed miserably. Anyone have any suggestions? (ISO 100, 300mm, f7.1, 1/200)
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun