Sunday, November 11, 2007

Some Miscellaneous Images & a Tip

I thought you might like to see the companion to yesterday's scarecrow. Here she is, but this time for the additional light I used a sheet of reflective paper that added a warm (gold) cast to the subject.

This is one of my favorite autumn images:


In case you didn't know - DON'T throw away the little packets of silica gel you find packed with some items you buy. They're great for keeping dampness out of your camera bag, and anywhere you store lenses and cameras. I keep one in each camera bag and one in every drawer in which I have a lens stored. If you are worried about the bag getting torn, wrap it in a piece of old nylon stocking or other soft netting before dropping it into your camera bag or drawer.

The background behind the silica gel is the piece of reflective paper I used to light up the scarecrow above. Hopefully, it will give you some idea of what to look for, although any reflective gold sheet will be as good. This type is very bright and it sparkles like glitter. You can see other colors in this but if you reflect it onto a sheet of white paper, you'll see the golden glow.

"...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone."
~ William Albert Allard ~

1 comment:

Mickey said...

Nice photos. Very sharp. good job