As I continue to test my Sony a6000 camera and push the raw files I am very impressed. The raw files aren't as good as my Nikon NEF's but they are really close. It must be the difference between the Sony's 12 bit raw and the Nikon's 14 bit raw. None the less, this camera is keeping up with my Nikon D700 and then some. I'm really enjoying the small form factor and portability of this power-packed camera. Image below: Black & White Double Rainbow
A road with no cars on it! That's what a good thunderstorm will do, get everyone off the roads so us photographers can capture a scene. I just really liked how this road looked as it led down into the glowing sky, then add to that the "do not enter" sign. - ominous
I ran down to the beach with my Sony a6000 right after a big thunderstorm. I was hoping to catch the lightning offshore but instead there were rainbows everywhere. Gotta love the double rainbow action.
As I wait for my son to round the slide to get an action shot, he stopped himself and looked directly back at the light. This just made for a really cool shot. Being ready for randomness in photography is what really creates magical moments.
I've been shooting some test photos with the, not so new, Sony A6000. I think it has been out for a little over a year now. I have to say, it competes very well against my Nikon D700. At 1600 ISO the Nikon D700 is much cleaner than the Sony A6000 but I don't shoot all that much at that high of ISO. I'm also using the Sigma 19mm & 60mm Lens. Very, very impressed with this little camera
One of my clients aranchodeluxe.com had me come out to photograph their property. One of the shots they wanted is of their new water truck. You don't usually get clouds out in Los Angeles but this day we had perfect clouds.
I can't think of anything better than enjoying the outdoors, drinking a nice cup of joe and watching the super moon rise above the horizon. When I saw my friend drinking his coffee an idea came about. The motion of tilting back to drink his coffee kind of reminded me of a wolf leaning back howling at the moon. I wanted the moon to be the centerpiece, because, well, it's the super moon. I brought my Nikon flash with me so I slapped the orange filter on it and tilted facing towards the sky. I was trying to create a fire effect. I positioned my subject by "the fire" tilting back to drink his coffee essentially howling at the moon.
Zion National Park is one of my favorite places. The colors, the hikes and the scenery are breathtaking. I went during fall for the fall colors. It's a great time to go because they stop the buses entering the park and you can drive in and explore on your own time. I believe they still force you to take the bus into the park during summer hours but I'm not 100%. As a photographer, it's better when you get to come and go when you please, utilizing that early morning or late evening light.
Below is an early morning shot of the Court of the Patriarchs. Just as the sun was coming up and the moon was going down.
A little different! I wanted to get a new perspective of the ocean in this shot. I really liked the tall grass growing on the dunes and I wanted a nice shallow depth of field.
I'm really digging this mistake. I was playing around with my cellphone camera and its settings, took a test shot and what I got was a painting. So of course I took some more to try and get some spiffy patterns. I know this is caused by slow shutter speed but usually you get more of a blurry photo. With my phone camera it seemed to streak the lines and make them glow.
photographed with cellphone camera
I was playing around with some settings in my phone camera and I took this at a local jazz club. Some how the players turned ghostly white. Thought it was an interesting ef-up.
Sometimes it's just fun to post process your images to black and white.
I thought this pic would make a good post for Memorial Day Weekend. Captured at night at the Veterans Memorial Park in Merritt Island.
Cross processing slide film was a fun technique. This shot was taken at the Knapps Castle Ruins Santa Barbara, CA.