Week 8: Zoom Burst x Technical

Definitely still playing catch up, but listen.

This zoom burst challenge really got me challenged. And I’m giving up on it. I know I’ve achieve it before – and you know what, I’ll include one of my favorite shots from that time at the end – but this time around? I cannot get it down. So I’m calling this one a wrap and moving on.

It’s not really an effect I try to achieve, like, ever, anyway.

And then, here’s an old selfie from 6 years ago! in Philadelphia, when Maria and experimented with our cameras one night. I think we got the zoom burst down that night.

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Notches

This past week has been pretty wild between Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and all that other junk. But I’ve still got two nights of Blogvember to share some new stuff with you guys, and tonight I want to share another ‘finny waves’ macro picture of the fish fins I photographed last week.

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Split Ends

I searched my archives tonight looking for something good to post because I felt photographically frustrated today while trying to make some new content.

I ran across an old selfie photoshoot I did last year around February and decided I’d utilize my new Wacom tablet and re-edit one of the pictures. I just tweaked some minor stuff, fixed some blemishes, used a different Photoshop action. I like the final product.

I’m weeping inside at the split ends you can see in this picture though. My hair has really come a long way in almost 2 years – THANK GOD. Also, I feel like I may have shared this photo previously. In a set. Because it’s saved as a set as well. Oh well. Double dose it is.

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Clinging

Tonight’s post seems like a burden cause I’m not really in the mood to blog. BUT IT’S BLOGVEMBER and I gotta keep my promises.

I got my Wacom Intuos tablet in the snail mail today and it’s pretty glorious! It sped up the photo editing process and hopefully will motivate me to work in Illustrator again. Hopefully.

Anyway, here’s another shot I really liked from my short trip to Yates this past weekend. There were some branches on the trail that still had berries and I thought they made for good points of interest. Pretty sure I took this on all manual as well.

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Crumpled

I rushed over the Yates Cider Mill a few nights ago right before the sun went down because I wanted to take pictures of dead and dying foliage.

I managed to get a few interesting shots before it got really dark. I did most of them on complete manual, which I find always gives me really interesting photos. I think it’s the fact that I can make the lens focus wherever I please, so it gives multi-dimensional visual points. If that makes any sense.

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Tendrils & Innards

While summer is and always will be my favorite season in the year, I am a total “white girl” when it comes to autumn. I love everything pumpkin. I have definitely rolled my eyes more than a few times at some of the pumpkin flavored products out there (let’s be real, pumpkin barely has a flavor to begin with) but I still pick some up. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my Starbucks lifeblood.

That said, we bake fresh pumpkin periodically throughout autumn in my household, and if you’ve never had fresh baked pumpkin, YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON A GIFT OF GOD HIMSELF YA’LL. My parents recommend pumpkins that aren’t orange pumpkin colored. Like you know those big white ones or the big taupe etc? Those generally make the most delicious sweet baked pumpkin. Sooo good.

My dad bought a taupe one the other day and baked half of it this morning. It’s delicious! The other half was chillin’ on our kitchen table, so I grabbed my camera and took pictures of the innards, which looked like a really cool stringy orange cave of seeds and tendrils. Here’s a neat little closeup.

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