Alright, it's day 2 for the 2010 Picture-A-Day challenge! Andy and I have been having a good time with this challenge.
Today I shot a self portrait with my Nikon D3 and Nikkor 24-70mm lens. I used the image overlay option in the menu setting to get this look. I took one picture with my tongue one direction and a second with my tongue facing the other. I had my usual "crazed" look to add a little silly drama. I made sure that my face was only half lit in order to prevent any visual obstruction once the pictures were merged. Just remember that if you are going to do the "image overlay" option, you need to shoot RAW. In Lightroom, I unsaturated all of the colors with the exception of red. I then used the motion blur in Photoshop to get the whacky outer edge. All done.
This is Andy's Day 2 picture. He shot the image with a Nikon D3 and 35mm prime lens. He got the blurred "speed" look by slowing down the shutter speed and panning with the horse and rider. He used manual exposure, F-22 and 1/60 shutter speed. This is my horse, Sir Prize, and I going for a spin in the arena.
Andy also took a self portrait for his Day 2 challenge. This picture was taken in the reflection of a black vehicle... pretty fun.
Here is Andy's Day 1 challenge photograph. He wanted to demonstrate my drinking and driving by showing the vehicle in motion. Yes, I have a Dunkin Donut drinking problem! Anyway, he used F-4 and 1/15 shutter speed to make the background go blurry. His camera was a Nikon D3 and a 20mm prime lens.
Yesterday, when I announced the challenge, I invited my friends and fellow photographers to join Andy and I in our personal quest. Well, we have some folks who took us up on the challenge! Yup, above you can see Kate Robinson's portrait. Kate is from Detroit, Michigan, and shoots a Nikon D200. This particular picture was shot with a 50mm lens at F-4 and 1/125 shutter speed. The color is amazing and Kate really captured the woman's kind personality.
This still life picture was taken my Maris Stanley. She's from Charleston, South Carolina, and I believe she shoots Canon. I will be sure to get camera gear information and exposure settings the next time around. She made me laugh when she said that she's been working on this knitting for a LONG time! LOL! I really like the selective focus and shallow depth of field. The black and white really added something special too.
Here is a creative still life picture made by Trish Barini from Charleston, South Carolina. She used a portrait of a horse and rustic cowboy boots to create an old West story. The high ISO actually adds grit through the grain and give the overall picture a certain feel. There is even a peep of the American flag through one of the many circles that can be found throughout the photograph. Truly fun.