Monday, December 9, 2013

10 photo critique I

#1. I really like this photo. The steam rising off of the bison gives the picture a real life feel. I also like that she followed the odd number of animals rule and that they are stretched out through the whole picture. I also like the contrast of the top half when compared to the bottom half of the picture. I like that it is darker on the top and lighter on the bottom. The bison are illuminated in a way that makes them seem very peaceful.

#2. This picture is very beautiful. I like how intense the colors are, and how the tree and landscape are a silhouette. It is a very powerful picture. I also like that it is a rather simple composition.

#3. This picture looks like a drawing which makes it really unique. I like how the animals seem to be framed by the grass around them. They also were captured in a perfect moment to look like they were posing for the picture. I like that the animals are sharp and the hair looks fluffy.

#4. I love the way the light is hitting the spider web in this picture. I wish that the spider was in a little better focus. The green color in the picture stands out to me a lot. I think the exposure could have been a little lesser than it currently is. Some parts of the picture seem to be a little too bright for me. I like that the spider is centered in the picture, it allows the viewers eyes to immediately look at the spider and then its surroundings.

#5. I really enjoy the water in this photo. The light reflects off of the water in a way that makes it look like lava to me. I like how the water and the clouds are the most clear and in focus. To me, it looks like the calm before the storm. This is a unique picture.

#6. I cannot stop staring at the clouds in this picture. The colors are wonderful and i like the powerful light coming out from behind the clouds. I also like how the foreground is a silhouette. It definitely makes me want to escape to this lake because of the peacefulness that the picture offers.

#7. This is a wonderful photo. I love the rainbow peeking out in the clouds. I also love the contrast between the dark sky and the greens and yellows in the field beneath it. I like the intense line that seems to cut the picture in half, it is very powerful. I with there was a little more sharpness in the clouds.

#8. The reflection of the mountains in this picture is amazing. I like how clearly it shows in the water. I also like how blue the sky is, it is very powerful and contrasts well with the other colors in the landscape. I also like how many different angles and lines the mountains and rolling hills create. my eyes are always moving around the picture finding new things to look at and focus on. i also like that you can see slight details in the mountains even tho they are so far back in the picture plane.

#9. I like how the bear is framed by the trees around him. It is nice that the bear is the only darker colored object in the picture. It contrasts nicely with the bright shades of green of the foliage. I also like how the bears head is turned as if he/she doesn't know someone is taking its photo. I kind of wish the picture was a little less bright. some of the greens seem a bit too bright. maybe it is just how it looks on a computer screen.

#10. I like this picture. It is a bit blurry but i think it kind of works in this picture. I like how the moose is the center of the picture and seems to be curiously looking towards the photographer. I like the white and blue colors in the background. one distracting part of the picture is the glare on the right side of the picture, it would look much better without it. I also like the small bits of green color throughout the background of the picture. it does well to compliment the large amounts of blue in the picture.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

30 photos for final

Location: Gallatin Gateway, MT    Canon rebel
ISO: 1000  55mm  f/5.6  1/80
Location: Gallatin Gateway, MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  47mm  f/9  1/200
Location: Redlodge, MT    canon rebel
ISO: 320  49mm  f/5.6  1/60
Location: Redlodge, MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  18mm  f/7.1  1/125
Location: Redlodge,MT    canon rebel
ISO:100 18mm f/7.1  1/125
Location: Redlodge,MT    canon rebel
ISO:100  41mm  f/7.1  1/125
Location: Sheridan, WY   canon rebel
ISO: 200  46mm  f/15.6  1/60
Location: Clearmont, WY   canon rebel
ISO:200  46mm  f/5.6  1/60
Location: Wyoming   canon rebel
ISO: 100  21mm  f/10  1/250
Location: Gallatin Gateway,MT  canon rebel
ISO: 100  55mm  f/6.3  1/100
Location: Gallatin Gateway, MT    canon rebel
ISO: 100  55mm  f/9  1/200  
Location: Gallatin Gateway, MT    canon rebel
ISO: 100  33mm  f/5  1/80
Location: Gallatin Gateway,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  55mm  f/16  1/640
Location: Redlodge, MT   canon rebel
ISO: 125  21mm  f/3.5  1/30
Location: Redlodge, MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  18mm f/4.5  1/60
Location: Redlodge, MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  21mm f/5.6 1/100
Location: Redlodge,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  23mm f/4.5   1/60
Location: Redlodge,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 640  55mm f/5.6 1/80
Location: Redlodge,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 640  55mm f/5.6  1/100
Location: Redlodge,MT  canon rebel
ISO: 200  39mm  f/5  1/50
Location: Redlodge,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 320  55mm f/5.6  1/80 
Location: Redlodge,,MT  canon rebel
ISO: 100  18mm  f/4  1/40
Location: Redlodge,MT     canon rebel
ISO: 500  51mm f/5.6  1/80
Location: Redlodge,MT    canon rebel
ISO: 800  55mm  f/5.6  1/80
Location: Redlodge,MT     canon rebel
ISO: 500  55mm  f/5.6  1/80
Location: Redlodge,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  35mm  f/7.1  1/125
Location: Gallatin Gateway, MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  29mm  f/7.1  1/100
Location: Gallatin Gateway,MT  canon rebel
ISO: 100  55mm  f/8  1/200
Location: Gallatin Gateway,MT   canon rebel
ISO: 100  55mm  f/10  1/250
Location: Gallatin Gateway, MT   canon  rebel
ISO: 125  55mm  f/5.6  1/80

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

blog assignment

#1. This is a very unique picture. The water looks almost like clouds to me. Maybe it is clouds and not water... It's very hard to tell. I like the diagonal line that the mountains create in the photo, it reminds me of the slashing format in art when you are setting up a painting. I think that the photo effectively shows the steepness of the mountainsides and does them justice. It is a very nice picture, but I don't think that I would want a copy of it in my house. It just isn't super appealing to me.

#2. I really like the blues in this photo. They are very calm and appealing to the eye. I don't really like that the lower half of the picture is blurry. I think that the picture would look better as a whole if the entire thing was clear and detailed. Blur in pictures tends to give me a headache. I like the clarity in the rock, I think it makes it a more powerful image because the main focus is clear and detailed. This picture is kind of hard to look at for a long period of time.

#3. This is a pretty neat picture. I like animals in action. I would assume that a high shutter speed was used when taking this picture because of the clear image of the squirrel. My action shots usually end up being more on the blurry side which is frustrating. I really like the detail in the squirrels paws. I also like that the squirrel as a whole is the only not blurry part of the picture. In this type of picture I would say that it works because it allows you to solely focus on the subject and not the surroundings. In other pictures, blurriness can be annoying, like in #2 above. Seeing the detail in the hair of the squirrel is a nice touch too.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black and White... again. =)

Here are some black and white photos that i really enjoy.
I find this photo to be very unique because the subject matter is a monochromatic animal. It makes me feel that the photographer wanted to capture the amazing contrast of the animal as well as converting the background colors into the black and white for an added touch. I was unable to find the name of the photographer.
This picture was taken by a photographer named Heinrich van den Berg. The black in this photo is very powerful to me. I think it allows us to focus on all of the lighter parts, like the detail in the eyes. It is a very curious picture. I want a poster of it to hang in my house.
This picture is kind of hard to see, but i really like the water and the snow together. By making this picture black and white, i think it makes the scenery look more mystical and mysterious in a way. I like how dark the water turned out because it contrasts well with the snow on the banks. I also like how you can see the reflections of the trees in the water. I was unable to find the name of this photographer. 

Black and White

I found this interesting article about taking black and white photos.
It talks a bit about how to set up a picture for black and white so you can get the most out of the picture when you go to edit it. It was interesting to read about how to pick the right subject matter. The section on setting up your camera was also very helpful because sometimes it is hard to know what settings to use. Basically i think it just takes a lot of practice to get the hang of taking amazing black and white photos.
Black and White Photography Article

Thursday, November 7, 2013

fall colors

This photo was taken in my grandmas backyard. I was messing around trying to take pictures from different angles. I like this picture because of the contrast between the trees. I also like the vibrant colors. I had great light during this adventure.
In this picture i was messing around with the light. I actually like how it turned out. The light is very bright but it works for me. I like odd pictures. 
I found out that birds are difficult to photograph. I also don't have a lens with a lot of zoom so that made it more challenging to get a good picture. All of mine are not very close up but i still think they turned out alright. 
I like this picture. I took it out of randomness but something about it pleases my eye. I like the yellow and blue together, they seem to compliment each other. I like the way the light hits the leaves in different ways. Some of my pictures might be a little over exposed but they are pleasing to my eye. 
All of these photos were taken with my Canon. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

I really like this pumpkin photo because every pumpkin is fully illuminated and bright. There are many shades of orange and yellow in this picture. The only thing if find to be rather distracting is the lamp light in the left corner. My eye goes directly to it when it should go to the pumpkins because they are the main focus. Maybe if the light was a little less bright it wouldn't be as noticeable. I was unable to find the photographer of this photo.
I really like this portrait. There seems to be an intensity in the boy's eyes and i like that it is in black and white so there is more of a contrast between the makeup and his hair and his coat. I guess i like how many different shades of black and white are in this photo. Photographer unknown. 
Halloween is not complete without a black cat! I like the angle that this photo was taken from. I think it would be better if you could see more detail in the cats eyes. They are very bright and i think that it would be cooler to see the life in its eyes. You can tell a
lot when you look into an animals eyes and i think the bright light takes that away. I do like that you can see every little hair and detail of the cats face. It makes me want to pet it and snuggle it. Photographer unknown.
This photo is amazing to me. I really like castles and large buildings. Something about this photo is very mysterious and makes me want to go explore and see what i find. I like how there is so much depth to this photo, it shows that there is quite a bit of distance from the front trees to the actual castle, and then who knows how far away the hot air balloon really is. The photographers watermark is in the middle of the photo but i was unable to read it.