Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F1.8 | 1/2000 | ISO200
Today, I honestly just got shutter happy! I took what I class as some really nice images today, which reflect some of the things that we did today. So I bring you FOUR of my best images. Plus, three motion .GIFS as an added bonus 🙂
This first image, being my favourite. Got it’s place at the top of the page, due to a few reasons. Firstly, it was shot candid, I think it’s quite visible that I didn’t model the shot/subject. Secondly, the subject being my Dad, who I absolutely idolize, makes this image for me. This scene means more than you will ever know, because I have seen this a hundred times before. The sight of my Dad, opening something up, which has probably been sitting beneath some blackberry’s, neglected and mistreated for years on end. To watch my Dad, pause, and just look intently at the overall condition of said object, and wait for him to develop some sort of conclusion as to whether it will ever work again, or could be in any way salvageable. If not, then it’s usually sent to the scrap yard, but more times than not, things are resurrected around here!
The image means allot to me, simply because. I endeavour to think what is running through his mind at a moment like this, it never ceases to amaze me how homely a moment like this feels. “I wonder if we could get it to start?!”, the enthusiasm, and shear determination is what makes this image for me. I hope that’s a detailed enough explanation! 🙂
A slightly blue-ish split tone was applied, ever so slightly in Lightroom. I personally like this look, and will be using it more in the future. It’s got the character of a full colour image, with the tones of a back and white capture. A happy medium in my eyes!
Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F2.8 | 1/1000 | ISO125
I enjoy looking at this little roller ‘thingy bob’ (I don’t actually know what it is for). I have shot a few images of it before, after seeing inspiration from my bro Michael who also shoots occasional images. You can find some of his stuff on Flickr here. He’s really really good!
Though with this one, I tried something different, by incorporating some foreground grass to break the picture up a little, and give it some depth. I experimented with the focus on the grass, and on the roller, but essentially, there’s no point in having an out of focus subject! So I went with this.
Shot at F2.8 to give optimal sharpness and overall image quality, whilst keeping the grass in the foreground faintly, but not too over-powering and distracting. Also, a happy medium.
Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F3.2 | 1/500 | ISO100
Second image of my Dad driving this D45 Komatsu Drot. It just looks so stylish in black and white! First car? 😉
Personally, I enjoy watching this thing go round, so it’s a joy to shoot. But always a fun challenge to try and find new angles with different light to make it look lovely and Drot’y.
This one was shot with the sun behind cloud, directly behind the subject, so gives a slightly washed out look, but it makes a change from what I normally shoot in black and white, so I like it.
The fall off, of the leaves and tree in the background is also quite nice. F3.2 is quite nice at this distance when shooting towards bright soft box clouds.
Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F3.2 | 1/1600 | ISO100
Towards the end of a hard working day, I spotted this shot as I was driving through the farm. Backlit beaten up, scratched textured front window glass, with the windscreen wipers in the shape of the number ‘4’. Love sharp, detailed, texture images. They fascinate me, so you may have noticed a few of those before.
Shot at F3.2, as I wanted to retain some of that detail in the background, the tree’s, and also the upright muffler of the digger I was driving.