One of my favorite "tabletop" macro / close-up photography projects involves the use of black foam core board and strategic lighting angles. My seashell collection looks especially nice against the black background. It celebrates the interplay of light & shadow and makes for a very enjoyable rainy day activity!
My motivation behind these types of shots is to create the impression of interesting deep space objects emerging from the blackness of outer space.
3. Use of mirror, of course!
4. Eye In The Sky
I finally made it to Angkor last week and spent a few days visiting the temples and hanging around in Siem Reap. I took about a year's worth of pictures in five days and have just about managed to get the total down to around 400. Here are a few I've picked out and done a bit of work on. All were taken with Fujifilm X-E2 and 18-55 combination.
Again there, but trainless courtesy of a delay - so it's Florence by car for us!
After the mayhem we head straight to Alinari Cafe (named after the photographer brothers, a local institution) for the necessary refreshments and the start of much needed debauchery.
Not alone of course
And with a friend too
They just spotted something nice in a shop window and we enter Negotiation Mode
After quite a long time and words aplenty, I marvel once more as my dearest manages to resurrect expired discounts, invokes arcane offers only reserved for parents of deceased royals, and graciously accepts Owners' Family Customer status after it emerges that a previous review she wrote earned the staff the benevolence of the Mother Ship.
(This explains why, on the day we reached Isfahan years ago, the legendary bazaar went on three day of unprecedented strike - a very sensible approach)
We emerge poorer but more adequately clothed, or so she says - and time for lunch it is.
There's a little place mixing local and Chinese and it's good. Red tea for us.
Then a walk towards Santa Croce and the show
Then it's dark:
Time to retrieve our car from the Deep, and head home in the fog where the feline contingent await, and Pizza.
Most pics with E-M10 with the faithful 20&45mm, PP on iPhone mostly in Hipstamatic
I have been working a lot lately, but keeping in line with my deadlines so after a days work is done, I treated myself with short outings by the rivers, looking to bag some long exposures. Shot these with Sony RX100 and Panasonic G3, mounted on tripod. As I suffer from "panovision" for sometime now, you'll have to bear it with me
All images of Belgrade. Feel free to add your night photos if you wish.
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