Neodigital Art | Update Sixteen
The first photograph today is Sandwell Valley, where there is a nature reserve and a farm. This was taken by Simon James last Friday and you can see the dark clouds in the sky. The light wasn’t very good.
Light is important
I took this photograph at the lake we often go to and look at the difference, just two days later. I took this on Sunday afternoon and this is the same lake where I got the clouds reflected on the water in previous pictures; but there was virtually no cloud when I took this and the blue sky gave me blue water. It looks like it’s been altered a lot and I am sure Simon will say that and so lets compare it to the original.
Now you can see clearly what I have done to it; I cropped it at the top and bottom. There is too much sky and water and so I cropped some off and it makes the focus of the picture stronger. You can see the geese a little more clearly! It also fits my blog better as a more panoramic picture.
It was early when I had finished taking the photographs and so I stopped on my way home at the church and took a few interesting pictures. This is simply a door way and it was still only three in the afternoon, so the light was still good. You can see the position of the sun from the shadows and it lights up the wall but casts a shadow on the path for an interesting effect. In the background you can see it’s high up and the church stands on a hill overlooking a valley. My house is in the valley, perhaps 400 yards behind that tree! I can photograph the church using my zoom from my house. The camera I use is a Fujifilm S5600 and I found out over the weekend that I can buy optional lenses and filters for it. It’s not an expensive camera, but the extras seem expensive. Coloured filters give an interesting and different effect as does an infra red filter. I can also get lenses for macro shots (close up) and wide angle. I shall consider these!