Sunday, February 11, 2018

Calla Lillies

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Calla Lillies
Calla Lillies - A7r3, 31mm, f/10, 1/8s, ISO 200.
A group of Calla Lillies from last weekend.  I like working on these in black and white because of all the contrast it allows me to play with.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Moon over Callas

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Moon over Callas
Moon over Callas - A7r3, 24mm, f/11, 1s, ISO 100.
The main goal I had for Saturday morning was to see if there enough fresh Calla Lillies at the gully at Garrapata beach to make an image like this one.  The fact that the moon was setting was a bonus, but in the end I prefer the images I made with the stream going into the ocean a little later.  This is of course a composite image, even at 24mm you’d need some pretty crazy depth of field to get both the foremost Lily and the moon sharp.  However there is something I like about how only the first Lily is really in focus with the background blurring away only to then have the moon sharp. 

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Colors in Totality

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Colors in Totality
Colors in Totality - Phase One XF, 240LS + 2X (480mm), f/10, 1.3s, ISO 800.
I think the most incredible thing about the eclipse on Wednesday was how long totality lasted and the subtle shifts in color during totality, which was just fun to watch.  It starts with yellows and oranges, hitting a deeper red during maximum totality and then going back to more oranges and yellows as totally ends.  Cool stuff.