With birds and everything ;-)
With birds and everything ;-)
I saw this photograph but it wasn’t feel as I saw it so I applied one of those free filters of Flickr. Some adjustements more and I think it express better the trip. This is a girl from my own race and culture, but in a touristic place… So she is using a party dress in a normal one.
I feel fortunate to have grown up in my native town, focused in commerce and not tourism; in the latter I would asking you “one dollar” and that would be my only English and I would using clothes with bright colors just because, you know, tourists want something authentic. :S
I think I need to balance the color, so this week I am posting a bit of black and white. : )
The hidden life in lake titicaca. : )
This photograph was meant to be posted the Monday but I noticed it was another volcano, not the Misti, instead one called Pichu Pichu. So in honor of truth I decided to post it another day.
Iba a postear esta fotografía el lunes pero me percaté que este era otro volcán, no el Misti, sino uno llamado Pichu Pichu. Así que en aras de la verdad decidé publicarlo otro día.
Over lake Titicaca old forces converge like a strong spirit searching communication with the sleeping lady of the lake,
Sobre el lato Titicaca antiguas fuerzas convergen en un espíritu brutal que desea comunicarse con la durmiente dama del lago.
A quarter of your quarter. Although in Spanish it is also “a quarter of your room.”
In a world of colors the caress of your hand is the best one. 🐵 🙈 🙉
En un mundo de colores la caricia de tu mano es el más bonito color Nicol-chan.
Fill flash is a technique to use the flash in your camera in broad daylight to illuminate the shadows of objects closer to the camera. Because, you know, photography is about the light. It’s quite useful in the beach and other places where the sun is intense and the camera register almost black shadows (never forget: the camera cannot see what your eyes see) For example in the photograph above the shadows of the midday hide the textures and colors of the rocks, the fill flash allowed me to laugh about the problem ;-) you can see the rocks in the distance, how the shadows are just a black void.
But… Is it not easier to use software?
Nop, here an example. The following photograph was shot in midday without fill flash:
The photograph has no processing and the colors aren’t the ones of the reality because I programmed my camera to have the less contrast and saturation possible to process in home (but that is post for another day). Let’s try to correct the shadows in software with this file and the best we get is this:
Shadows tend to be blue so I warmed the image and illuminated the sadows, incremented the saturation the closer to the natural tones and tried to give it more life. Better but know let’s see the same scene with fill flash:
Can you notice the change? It has more life, the colors are shining, there is more happiness and it’s closer to what our minds see, because the brain compensate when there are strong shadows. As you can see the flash effect is sublte because it hasn’t erase the shadows but just illuminate them enough to show the colors and details.
To say it in a few words I use this technic to give life to the photographs. I use flash at day and never at night. See the apple and the marble:
I love apples :P Fill flash is great for portraits because it gives light to the eyes… the same with this apple. Let’s see what happens with a bit of flash:
With software (HDR for example) it couldn’t end in a natural way.
Speaking of eyes, I have not one from somebody else that gave me an authorization so I’m using a selfie. See, the flash gives a spark to my eyes, it helps a lot to give the impression of life, it’s in the beach and also helps to reduce the shadows:
But there is a catch: you cannot use a camera with interchangeable lenses… they have a nature that make them slow with flashes. The first photograph was shot at 1/2000 of second, the most of cameras with interchangeable lenses just can get until 1/250 of second which is far from the needed speeds at midday or sunny day, I think they need special external flashes to accomplish high speeds. If you have a compact camera as I do you are not going to have problem using the flash in any moment of the day.
These are some more photographs with fill flash:
And that’s all, I hope it helps you.