Monday, February 24, 2014

Composition basics

Three more images from Angkor Wat. I'm still working through my shots so stayed tuned for more of Angkor Wat. In the first image the flowers show the use of the rule of thirds. I set them on the left edge and left some space if front to add depth. I used framing in the middle shot to set the scene, add interest and define the edges. The last shot works because the people give it scale, hard to see the size of the ruins without them.

Keep shooting, keep learning, keep up the hard work! Great rewards are a  result of your vision, "eye", and your persistence!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Angkor Wat

Just returned to Saigon after a quick trip to Cambodia. Here are some images from Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap Cambodia. The first is a black and white silhouette of Angkor Wat. The sun was rising behind making it a good time to shoot this image. Notice the blocks that make up the face, each cut separately and then assembled like a jigsaw puzzle. Amazing!

Angkor Wat

Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Urban Scape 2-Night

I find the Bitexco building intriguing. It dominate the Saigon skyline. Should you find yourself lost in Saigon, look for the Bitexco. It can be seen from just about anywhere a wandering tourist my go. Often as I drive in non tourist areas I can still see the Bitexco, I am never far from working my way back to familiar roads.
Last evening I headed out exploring for good vantage points to shoot the Saigon skyline. I stopped here and was quite pleased with the leading lines, traffic blurs and the lit Bitexco in the background.
F20, 15 seconds, ISO 100
Everyday presents a new photo opportunity so keep shooting!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Urban Scapes

I've decided to re-juice my enthusiasm for urban photography. I am starting a new project featuring city-scapes of Saigon Vietnam. Here is my first entry. I shot this HDR image with my Nikon D700, handheld in mid morning sun. I used Photomatix software combining three shots at 0, +2 and -2 exposure. I was quite surprised and pleased with the results. Let me know what you think!
Bitexco Building Saigon, Vietnam

 Everyday presents a new photo opportunity so KEEP shooting!!!