Happy New Year!
It's the first day of my 8th year of posting this blog. Hurrah!
My celebration is filtered however.
Literally. The clouds look great in this picture over my brother's house, right?
This was shot through my brand new CPF.
The Circular Polarizing Filter is used to darken blue and it makes clouds really pop out.
You look at the image in your camera and slowly rotate the filter.
In the sky, things get darker and clouds become whiter.
This wood floor has light streaming in through the door on the left and, as the filter turns, the glaring streaks slowly disappear.
About ten days ago I became able to use this - and other - filters with an adapter just added to my camera.
The delay has been the ordering process online and waiting for the mailman to deliver the new tools.
In addition to "polarizing" a scene, I soon can use my new Neutral Density filters to create images that don't really exist. Well, not to our eyes.
Flowing water and ocean waves can be shot in daylight with long 10-15 second exposure times and the movement is transformed into a misty, foggy effect. Waterfalls become ribbons of frothy white.
I've seen the end results taken by some talented people and I'm eager to experiment with my much smaller camera that - up till now - lacked the ability to place filters in front of the lens.
Naturally, I brought along my new camera set-up, my tripod and several of my new filters.
Pretty exciting to see some of the effects.
He broke out his camera too as we enjoyed the meal and snapped photos of each other.
At one point I noticed that his cat "Bebe" had curled up in her spot in the afternoon sun.
She moved just a bit - to get comfortable - and snoozed, ignoring our foolishness.
I see all the food groups are well displayed.
A little white wine poured all around and we
Yes, a tin foil-wrapped plate came home with me for a future tasty meal.
Dennis and his wife Jerri know I don't "cook."
More of a "freezer/microwave" prep in my kitchen.
Have a Happy New Year.
(Click on the photos for more detail.)
Hmm. She packed me more ham for later.
Maybe a ham sandwich tomorrow.