Week 13 – # 42 Silhouettes



42 Silhouettes

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42 Silhouettes 7

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This is a sampling of some of the images taken during a workshop with James Corwin Johnson on Bird Key at sunrise, with our model Victoria doing yoga poses.  These were taken just as the sun was coming over the Sarasota skyline creating the silhouettes.  I went along to the shoot so I could have some images to use in my lightroom presentation at his workshop.

Week 12 – #A5 SOTC – Straight out of the Camera

A5 - SOTC-1

From the St Pete Art Walk – Chalk Festival – Here is a piece in progress.

A5 - SOTC-2

So both of these were taken with my new Sony A7R II – with a 24 – 240 lens.  This is a very nice setup and gives me a lot of range and it weighs sooooooo much less than my Canon 7D.   Normally even with the 70 – 200 lens on the canon, I would need a tripod.  I hand held these images. Sweet.

ISO 80
Exposure program – Aperture Priority
1/80 second   with exposure comp of -1
focal length 44mm

the first image  was at 33mm  at F8 for 1/125 second  -1 exposure comp

These were both taken in the sun, bright sun, they were not in shade, but the Sony has a feature called zebra and it shows you were the exposure is too hot (before you take the image) so you can use the exposure comp or change other settings to correct the issue.  I am just learning to use it, but it sure seems to help already. There is sooo much detail in the image, which makes cropping not an issue.

I made no post processing adjustments to these other than to crop and of course to resize it down – because these are 46 mp images.

I am so liking this camera.  OK, I have to be honest –  loving this camera.


One final word.  Posting will happen when I can.  My house is due to close shortly and the close on the new house the next day.  Then the fun of moving begins.  I will try to do the posts (if I have some images), if for no other reason than to do something other than pack/move. But I will catch-up as soon as I can after I finish moving.

Week 11 – #3 Before and After

St Petersburg, FL pier.  – from before3 - Before and After-1

and after – taken 9/26 – the end of the inverted pyramid at the pier.

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So long pier, it was fun to take photos of you and from you.  I have written about this pier a number of times, so I will not bore you again.  Suffice it to say, the undercarriage supporting the structure was deteriorating and it was necessary to say good bye.  Looking forward to what will be in the future though I hate losing buildings with history.