I promised myself to not start a rant about the weather on an average Friday morning. Instead, please be referred to my latetst batch of blogpostst and just rewind/replay over and over again.
Last weekend, I did try some ‘after-sunset’ landscapes with very long shutterspeeds. I liked the first resultst, but not really worthy to be posted here. Most of the rest of the weekend was spent delving into the archives, looking for hidden gems. I keep doing that from time to time. My taste in photography changes over time, sometimes very radically, very rapidly. Makes me wonder what kind of photographs I dismissed back then.
Besides a different taste, I have also learnt over time to be able to see the potential in lighting conditions in a shot, see through the color image, and turn the image into an appealing B/W photograph. Something I refused to do years ago, but am starting to like more and more. Here’s an example featuring a common Impala in the wide open landscape of South Luangwa in Zambia. The color image features bland mid-morning colors, caused by a combination of hazy weather and harsh sunlight. Somehow, I did not delete it back then, and now finally I saw the potential of it. Turning it into a greyscale image makes this blogpost come full-circle. Grey weather, greyscale image. Now looking forward to a beautiful, colorful Friday!
Impala ram; Canon 1D mark III w. 500/4L IS and 1.4x; 1/800s at F5.6 and ISO400; beanbag from vehicle