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Finding the Blues



In the right light, at the right angles, the blacks become blue.

In the right light, at the right angles, the blacks become blue.
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Awards

2020 Choice Award
Peer Award
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Superb Composition
gman176 Free-Spirit scottmichaelanna
Top Choice
cindyalbright
Magnificent Capture
bobbycurtiss
Genius
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Emotions

Impressed
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Top ClassTM

Soft Tones Photo ContestTop 30 class
Soft Tones Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol6Top 30 class
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol6Top 30 class week 1
Bugs Photo ContestTop 10 class
Bugs Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 43Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 43Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 43Top 10 class week 1

Behind The Lens

Location
Taken on the leaves of a lilac bush, I chased this butterfly for an hour. When she finally landed it was because she was looking for water and there was a leaf with rainwater, just in the cup of it.
Time
This is probably one of my best butterfly images. It came off a Canon SX50 HS, point and shoot, so nothing fancy about the camera. It was the golden hour, just before sunset, with the light source just behind me and low in the sky.
Lighting
Blue light. Learn about it. Sunset and sunrise are the best lights. Golden hour is a magical time with a camera. Learn about that too.
Equipment
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS/ Aperture f/5.6?ISO 200?Shutter 1/125?Focal Length 158014/1000?
Inspiration
I love all things natural. And learning to shoot in manual has been the best lesson.
Editing
I don't do a lot of post processing. It took me a long time to come to terms with digital, because I learned on film cameras. When my sight got to the point that I couldn't shoot well with a film camera, I started the switch to digital. I am still a purist, with my shots. So most of them are SOTC. I just dont have a lot of time to spend with redoing the image. I have to like it an awful lot, and it has to be pretty bad, for me to try to post process. I find the most post processing I have to do is when I shoot people. I have also discovered that if I charge someone to do a shoot, the pics usually suck. I have to have an emotional investment to photograph someone. Animals are easy compared to people.
In my camera bag
I always have an extra card, battery, and my 2 favorite lenses. Whichever that is, for the day.
Feedback
Be patient. Follow that subject till it settles. Be quiet, and shoot fast.

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