Friday, November 15, 2013

November 15th 2013 - The first snow fall of the season.

Taking a picture in studio is like creating art, while capturing something in nature, or architecture or landscape is like capturing art. I like to do both the things but some photographers think that in studio pictures do not take much effort. It  is more difficult to create than to capture , I believe. I say this because the past week I have been trying to create and for that you need  fresh ideas and fresh mind, which were both not possible this week as I have exhausted myself with work. This is a random thought which came to my mind, anyway I was lucky to take a few pictures of the first snowfall we had this season. Here are a few...

In this picture I found a few leaves on the path leading to the woods which I thought would look good in SC.

Shutter Speed -1/60 secs
Aperture - 4.5
ISO - 125
As this was the first snowfall , there are a few brown, red leaves on the Oak trees even now. So this shot is of 8:00 am in the morning when the sun was lighting up the leaves on the top of the trees. The golden hour light is always considered the best time to take pictures outdoors. The pictures are soft and magical. I usually miss this time when I am not on vacation, which means I am working as this is the busiest time. That day I left everything and shot a few first snow pictures.  It looked magical. Being a photographer you are blessed with such views and feelings. Very often you can just admire the beauty that surrounds us. 

Shutter Speed - 1/60 secs
Aperture - F16
ISO - 100  

This picture is of the snow on the deck. Just loved how the leaves are sitting there and the sun rays dancing it's way through the railings of the deck. You will be seeing a lot more snow pictures  from me as it's here to stay for some four-five months. Hope you enjoyed the view too and hope you all will have a nice weekend.

Shutter Speed -1/20 secs
Aperture - F16
ISO - 200

Friday, November 8, 2013

8th November 2013 - Time to stay home.

Temperatures are dropping and it's raining outside - it's time to stay indoors. Would definitely want to go to some warmer place for a vacation. Thanks giving is around the corner and I might as well plan for one. Lets see how it goes. For now I am stuck indoors as it's not very feasible to go out to take pictures. A very good way to entertain is to cook food, take some pictures and then consume the food. 

This picture is of before cooking the food - the ingredients for a hot cup of tea.

Shutter Speed - 1/6 sec
ISO - 200
Aperture - F11

Flowers are great subjects to click in an indoor setup too. Though most of the flowers have worn away, but there are some that remain. One of them are Roses. I had plucked a bud which was somewhat open a day before and just in a day it bloomed to a beautiful flower.

Shutter speed- 1/10 sec
ISO - 400 
Aperture -F 6.7
I end this post with a goodbye to fall season with a basket full of fruits very common in fall. Will be seeing snow very soon. Make some nice pumpkin pies and pumpkin curries to take relief from the flurries. Have a nice weekend!

Shutter speed - 1/6 secs
ISO - 100
Aperture - F8