I have to say, I’ve never really got on with this new fangled WordPress blocky thing. Give me the good old fashioned Windows Live Writer anyday. It was far more intuitive and so much more easier to use.
Looking back it’s been a long time since I have written a post for Say It With A Camera, mainly because I lost interest in Photography and the Covid period. Yes! I caught it, but fortunately only a mild case.
We’ve been getting some good sunsets recently and a couple of nights back I thought I’d head down to my local beach and see what happens. It looked promising, from the house, but when you get down there on the beach, it’s not always so.
You get the camera. You see that the sky getting a little darker. You imagine there might be color in the sky. You might go to the place where you could see more sky, and everybody’s doing this at this moment. And instead of sitting there, and really enjoying that sunset, you’re snapping it.Penelope Umbrico
That was me. Waiting for the sunset to happen I had a wander around Rhyl sea-front and found this interesting mosiac on the roof of the underground car park. It was a joy to be out, get a bit of fresh air, but I was banging away at the cameras shutter button instead of slowing down and appreciating the sunset that was unfolding in front of me. At this point I thought the sky in the background was a bonus.
Instead it should have been the other way round, The mosaic in the foreground, especially as it had the compass points was the bonus for this photograph. In reality I should just have walked over to the wall, to stand and watch the amazing sky that was appearing in front of me.
Up on the roof it was a little bit windy, but it was nearly high tide; time to head down to the beach and see if there was anything worth photographing
For the image above I slowed the shutter speed, which allowed me to capture the foam on the incoming tide as moving streaks. Looking at the back of the camera after this shot, this seemed like the best idea for that evenings shoot.
Walking along the beach I found this ball which had been brought in with the incoming tide. I liked the way the foam was swirling around the ball, creating some good streaks and patterns
Talking of foam, the beach was covered in it and by now the wind was starting to get stronger. In the next photograph I was standing much closer to a big bank of foam and didn’t notice that my left hand side was covered in it, until after this photograph.
People say photographs don’t lie, mine doDavid LaChapelle
None of my photographs are sraight out of camera. I shoot RAW and a RAW photograph is flat, boring and very dull. I use Lightroom and NIK Color Efex to bring out the colour and detail in my photographs.
Why should I let the software geeks and ultimately the processor inside my camera dictate what the final photograph will look like? It’s my photograph, my vision.Mike Hardisty
I’ve actually completed a post. I suppose I should publish it.