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Gabby Art Show

Gabrielle Bonghi striking the pose in front of one of her photos at North Bowl photo show. Had a few drinks, so accidentally took two shots. Lucky enough one with eyes open, other with eyes closed. So made into a gif.

Gabby's Art

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A new beginning

 

I got this camera in September 2014. I just decided today that I will be more actively posting to this site. I left it fallow for a while.

I much prefer this wrist strap vs the neck strap

I much prefer this wrist strap vs the neck strap

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Three seagulls

3 seagulls crop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my better ones. When cropping always come back to the question:”What do I want to make the main subject?”

Everything that doesn’t add to the main subject should be removed. The most powerful pictures are simple. Not simplistic but simple. As in… on point.

The goal is to make images that grab the viewer. In this case the scene itself is not special. Getting three seagulls resting on the railing at the same time is the object of attention.

So, does the tall building on the left add to the bird story? Nope. Does it benefit from zooming in to see the birds better? Yep.

So then my final concern was using the rule of thirds to advantage. I played around with the crop size and location. If the image lends itself, I like the square crop. Something about it makes for powerful images. Back in the days, I had a Rolliflex Twin Lens. There are legions of professional photographers who are devotes of that crop. I am starting to appreciate it more and more.

So I got the first and second bird on the rule of thirds vertical. It works does it?

Three seagulls

 

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Power to the people

PE bldg auto upright

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of the Philadelphia Electric Building from 30th street. Severely leading, Comcast tower tilted 20 degrees.

Used upright in auto mode to fix up nicely. Now the verticals are good but still has a sightly off perspective but in this case I like it for the uniqueness.

Gives the impression of domineering the skyline which is what I was aiming for. After all, it is a POWER company.

PE 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweaked the temperature and tint to get the sky the way I wanted.

Converted to B&W

B&W mix

Smoothing

Post crop vignette

Added film grain +26

Tone curve

Finish off with split-toning

PE 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The end result. What do you think? I like how the clouds stand out and match the mood of the dominating building.

PE bldg

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