Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Four Friends

GRD II, f2.4, 1/30, ISO 283, RAW

I haven't been that inspired recently. Don't want to become stale and upload boring pictures so I think I need to set myself another project to work on. Maybe I have to start with a weekly theme again since this is always fun and more challenging than just taking random picturss of things I notice daily.

Took this while walking home through Greenwich park today. It was raining but the walk was still nice and quite sheltered by the trees. This however also reminded me why a weather proof camera would be great and make things a lot easier.


  1. Its funny how our minds seem to work in parallel. Even though we had sunshine and the Marathon at the weekend, walking around with my camera I haven't felt inspired. Normally this time of day, I would have in mind things I would like to photograph this afternoon, but I am sitting here thinking, "where shall I go?".

    I like the idea of a project, and that is why I participated in Digital Cameras Review, Canon Talk Challenges, but I found I was concentrating so much on the Challenge Topic that I was missing out on (walking past) other photographic opportunities.

    I guess the only thing that really works is to get out and about with a camera and keeping my eyes open.

  2. First the technical stuff:
    I love the blown highlights and bright greens you were able to capture despite the rainy, gray atmosphere around you. Good perspective, too.

    Now the other stuff:
    I know how you feel. I'm constantly walking around with my camera hoping for something interesting to cross in front of me so I can snap a photo of it. But I think I've been looking too hard. Maybe you should step back and take a look at the big picture (no pun intended) and just try to capture whatever is comfortable. Not necessarily something breathtaking.


  3. This is indeed very strange, Yesbuts. We do hang out and take pictures in the same areas so maybe there is something in the air ;).
    I agree that it is not always easy to set yourself a project and still be aware of things not related to this challenge.
    I think we agree on this one, going out and keeping our eyes open is what really works.

    Thanks for your comment Matthew!
    I took the picture in b&w but had the RAW to get the color, it was good because it works so much better in color. The original image is pretty dull and underexposed but I pushed the RAW file to get the look I wanted and now it looks almost like I took it on a bright and sunny day.

    Thanks for the advice, I think you are right. Maybe I am looking too hard to get something breathtaking that I am missing all the other opportunities around me. I will keep this in mind next time I am out taking pictures.