Making a starburst image of the setting sun, is not difficult. But finding the right circumstances, weather, timing, and framing can be difficult. In this case, I didn’t plan it. I saw it, grabbed my camera and tried to find a view without the pesky water tower!
When I travel to Europe, I love the bikes. Every color, style. Parked on narrow streets. Not locked. Here’s a short video of a few bikes I saw when on a river cruise on the Rhine River last month.
I used Adobe Spark to make this video. I’m still learning how to use it, so I may edit this when I figure out a few thing!
I just went on the Rhine Getaway from Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam in eight days. The first few days were cold, wet (even snow) and very cloudy. The last few days were gorgeous! I came home with a souvenir I didn’t buy – a bad respiratory virus and bronchitis. So I’m a bit slow editing my images with my new camera. I got a mirrorless, lighter weight professional camera, to save the load on my wrists, thumbs and knees. I chose a Sony a7IIIr and I learned even more about how to use it, and I also struggled with how to make it do what I wanted.
These images are from my iPhone 7. They are edited in Snapseed and the logo was added with a new iPhone app, Union. My technical workflow is not quite what I would want and took way too long!
Enjoy the first look at our Rhine Getaway Cruise on the Einar, Viking River Cruise’s newest longship.
The snow of the cold winter is gone and the ground is thawing. Spring is beginning to emerge! With it comes a new camera – a mirrorless Sony a7 IIIr, which has the features of my Nikon D800. But it weighs a fraction of the 10-15 pounds I’ve been carrying. While these aren’t stellar images, they are a result of learning. The Sony menus are very different and I have a ways to go to find the settings that work for me. Enjoy Spring as it bursts forth!
I enjoyed creating black and white images in the style of Edward Weston the last few weeks. See the Gallery of images here.
The photography exhibit, “Details, Details” opens January 19 at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. Two of my images (below) were accepted in this juried show. Please join me at the Recetion Sunday, January 27 from 2-4pm.
Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Exhibition January 19 – February 16, 2019
Hours: W 4-8pm, Th 10-4pm, F 10-4pm, Sat 12-4pm
Admission $1 Residents, $2 Non-Residents, $.50 Seniors