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Yellow brick wall with natures supplies.

Yellow brick wall with natures supplies.
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ovosphotography May 17, 2016

Behind The Lens

The photo was taken in Howe Park Milton Keynes, UK. I found this wall particularly interesting, the textures and colours of the bricks and natures supplies on display.
I remember taking this photo as it was on my birthday this year, 2nd February, around 2 o'clock in the afternoon. My wife, children and myself had just finished our walk when I came across this wall.
It was a beautiful sunny day, cold but sunny at least. Given the time of year, at this time of day I was lucky that the sun was low enough to give a nice warm glow with interesting shadows.
I had recently purchased a new camera, upgrading from a Nikon D5200 to a Nikon D750. Due to being on a rather small budget the only lens I had was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. To get the know the new camera and improve my photography skills I decided to take a challenge of 50 photos with a 50mm. This was one of them taken with exposure set to f/16 at 1/60 sec and ISO 200.
I find abstract photography particularly interesting, the idea you can take a photo that makes people think twice about what they are looking at. Although not quite as abstract as I'd like, I had seen similar images from other photographers on Viewbug, in magazines and other photo sharing sites which inspired me to capture my own.
Yes, all post-processing was done in Adobe Lightroom CC. I used Lightroom to enhance the colour of the bricks and add a little more contrast.
In my camera bag
After taking my 50 from 50 challenge I had grown to love my 50mm lens. So it would be no surprise that this would be the first lens to go in the bag along with my Nikon D750. I now also have a Nikon 85mm f/1.8 which is fantastic for taking portraits, and a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro Lens which is perfect for getting up close and capturing the finer details in a photo.
Capturing a photo like this one is more about keeping your eyes open and finding interesting objects with lots of details. It could be something you have seen a photo of before, but instead of copying someone else's photo, put your own spin on it. Shoot from different angles, use different lighting or concentrate on particular part of the object.

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