We have had the official first day of Spring, but here in Michigan it seems that Spring is far from near. Though the piles of snow have melted to some extent, even then we have occasional snow flurries here and there. Ugh... now I am getting impatient. Cannot wait for the Spring break to take some time off from this daily humdrum. When you have school going kids, you feel their Spring break is like yours, though that is just an illusion, but this time I might just get a chance to go out for a long road trip. Fingers crossed. It is said that the darkest hour is just before dawn. I love to read quotes. They give you courage to fight the adverse conditions, in my case - the weather. I know.. I know.. this is nothing as compared to the misery in this world. Wish I could do something about that too. Sometimes I enjoy this roller coaster ride of weather that was this year. Still cannot wait for the daily dose of sunshine and the warmth that it brings with it. I love the mild summers of Michigan.
This is a still from the visit to Chicago in December. Loved the little puddle and the reflection. I have been looking for one to take a shot.
Shutter speed - 1/60
Aperture - F11
Since the weather is such, I got a bit bored of shooting the cold, grey and very rarely blue sky landscapes, city-scapes so mostly I went again to my indoor subjects.
Yet another quote comes to my mind - Necessity is the mother of invention. I discovered some new things not inventions, but new ideas. My sessions of long hours on different kinds of softwares to make Illustrations was also a part of my new discoveries. Played with them to make something interesting. Also as I have been designing and developing websites for long, I designed a few templates.
Please click on the image to view full size. The image on the right is a collage of a few templates.
Now you know who to call when you need a website. :) Sorry, if you think this was soliciting. ;)
Another skill I am honing is converting color images to black and white to get the right tones of greys, blacks and whites.
This is yet another cityscape of Chicago downtown.
Shutter speed - 1/45 secs
Aperture - F11
ISO - 100
Hope some of you on the other side of the globe are enjoying the onset of summers while I am still waiting for Spring. This was not sarcasm, just enjoy life whatever may come. Live in the moment. Have a nice week!