Today we honor the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fuel oil still slowly leaks from the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona (BB-39), destroyed on that date. I captured this image while on a vacation in 2006 with a Nikon Coolpix. I added some Flypaper Textures to add a more painterly look.
I wanted to have a little fun so I went out with my Nikon D810 and 50mm f/1.4 AFS G Nikkor lens. For this image, I stopped down all the way to get a shutter speed of 1/15 second. I rotated the camera while dragging the shutter. For a finishing look, I applied a Flypaper Texture (discount code: JASONO).
Learn more about how you can use long exposures to create dynamic images in my complete guide, Stretching Time.
I love photographing in aspen groves. If you let yourself have time to enjoy your surroundings, it can be a very serene experience. I took my clients to a couple of aspen groves during my Fall in the Rockies photo safari, and the colors were wonderful. However, the conditions don’t always lend themselves to great photographs and it can be hard to capture the feeling of the glowing trees in a photograph. The best conditions for fall colors are overcast or partly cloudy days. However, we had clear skies and very harsh light. What to do? Continue reading Abstract Aspens
Out and about yesterday, I grabbed this shot of an antique Underwood typewriter (remember those?) hand-held with my Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10mm 1-Nikkor lens. I thought it would be a good shot for a texture treatment, so I applied one of the new “Metallic” textures from Flypaper (discount here). I finished the shot with a border added in Color Efex Pro 4.