The Headshot

 

 

 

I made this photograph on Holy Thursday with my colleague. She’s a very beautiful woman and I wanted to draw your gaze to her lips and eyes.

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Chilling by the Falls

My friend and I went to Dunn’s River Falls to do this photo shoot. I always wanted to experiment with using a slow shutter speed to mystify the water and this was the perfect opportunity. I maneuvered the rocks like a clumsy cat and had several near-death experiences. All in all, the shoot went well and I got some amazing pictures. As usual, I welcome the feedback.

S’amuser!

Shauna-Kay

Shauna

HDR – First Attempt

I decided to try my luck at HDR photography today. I went to a nearby bridge at my perfect time of the day – yes that’s right, during sunrise, and I took the picture above.

HDR stands for high dynamic range. This simply means you set your camera to take a series of shots at different exposures and then you merge the photos (either in camera or using a software) to produce something spectacular. Or at least that’s the aim 🙂 Today I set my camera to take three shots: one under exposed/very dark, one over exposed/very bright and one with neutral exposure/perfectly balanced. A lot of people frown at HDR photography because some people overdo it. This is my first time doing it, so give me some feedback on how I could improve it the next time around. Let me know if fell into the overdoers category. Remember, “each one, teach one”. That’s how we learn and improve our skills 😉

Peace!

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Morning Has Broken – Be Still

In my last post Une Journée a la Plage, I explained that I wanted to capture the sunrise, but that did not happen due to a setback. Well I’m pleased to say that I did it this morning!! The morning sky was clear and cloud-free and so I wasn’t able to capture the beautiful golden lining that the rising sun would have produced had there been clouds there. Nonetheless, I got some beautiful shots! 

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Sidewalk Cosmetology Parlor

As a child, I always feared venturing in the downtown area with my mom mainly because of commotion and hassle it takes to get about. I’ve heard my colleagues mention something about a “sidewalk cosmetology parlor” where you can get your hairdo, manicure and pedicure all right there in the streets of downtown. I found this fascinating and so I got out my house, armed with my Rebel T3i and went to face my childish fears!

When I got there, I walked around for several minutes before I was surrounded by the cosmetologists. I struck up a conversation with a group that seemed friendly and asked if I could take their picture. Naturally, they were a bit reluctant at first, but after I explained where I would put the images, they became more trustworthy. It’s really interesting how your belief system can affect how you perceive a place or a person.

Anyway, I made some friends and we had a blast taking pictures all day. Here are some of the images:

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Une journée à la plage

Somehow the title for this post “A Day at the Beach” seemed much more interesting in french ;). Anyway, I didn’t sleep last night because I had a plan to catch the sunrise. By no fault of mine, I reached late (damn you Shonda Rhimes for writing such good series), and I did not want to waste my time spent on the beach so I decided to capture a few things I found interesting on the otherwise boring beach.

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Boat graveyard

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Precious moments between mother and child

A wife’s gift to her husband for their anniversary.

Camron

Precious Moment

Camron & Tammy

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