007|365 In Between Moments by Terry Schmidbauer
007|365 In Between Moments, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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As the couple was collecting them for their portrait, I took noticed of this moment and I snapped off this picture. It wasn’t until I started to really look at this photo that I discovered what a beautiful picture this was. There’s something honest and authentic about this image that could never be captured while someone is trying to pose. I love the slight twist of the woman’s body and the way her legs are intertwined around the man’s giving them a connection. The rim lighting is beautiful without being over powering and really helps bring the viewer’s eye to the focal point of the image.
I had a difficult time developing this image because I couldn’t decide on how I wanted it to look. In the end, I just tried to get out of the way and let the photo speak for itself.

006|365 A Little Tricky by Terry Schmidbauer
006|365 A Little Tricky, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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In developing this I wanted to reflect what I saw when I captured the scene as realistically as possible. There’s really nothing special about the composition, it’s just some repeating 3×4 rectangles. But it was the color of the lighting that was a little tricky. The inside of the office was lit with incandescent lighting which gave it a yellow cast and the outside was lit by sunlight which is more neutral. So I had to alter the overall white balance to a cloudy setting to give the image an overall yellow cast. Then, in the color sliders, I reduced the saturation on just the yellow channel. I finished it off by adding some split toning to the entire image to even out the color range overall. It turned out to be a nice, quiet image.

006|365 A Little Tricky by Terry Schmidbauer
006|365 A Little Tricky, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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In developing this I was wanted to get as close as I could to what I saw when I shot it. There’s really nothing special about the composition, it’s just a lot of 3×4 rectangles. The color of the lighting was a little tricky because the inside of the office was lit with incandescent lighting which gave it a yellow cast. I had to alter the overall white balance to cloudy to give the frame and overall yellow cast and then in the color sliders, I reduced the saturation on just the yellow channel. I finished it off by adding some split toning to the entire image to even out color range overall. It turned out to be a nice, quiet image.

005|365 Formations by Terry Schmidbauer
005|365 Formations, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I saw this curled snow formation while hiking in the Cascades and thought it would be a great focal point for a high key, abstract image. I only had a point and shoot with me so the development process is somewhat limited. But I did have some fun using the brush tool either bring areas forward or recess them.

004|365 Adding Layers by Terry Schmidbauer
004|365 Adding Layers, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This was shot as a stock photography image that wasn’t accepted by my agency. Not sure why but I really like the overall feeling of this image. I developed it to look like Kodak Porta 400 film. From what I’ve read, Kodak Porta 400 is a very forgiving color 35mm film and is great for digital shooters going back and experimenting with film again. I just added a Minolta Alpha 7 film camera to my Alpha system so I’ve been spending time becoming familiar with all of the film types still available. I’ve never shot “color” film with the seriousness that I have for photography today so this will be a great experience. Just experimenting with all the different film types available today is going to add another layer to my knowledge base. I don’t have any intention of giving up my digital cameras with this new addition but some film types will no longer be available as time goes on so this is a great chance to get to know them before they fade away.

003|365 Oppositions by Terry Schmidbauer
003|365 Oppositions, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I just wanted to follow up yesterday’s post with the color version. I feel both works well and I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. This color one keeps the simplicity of two opposing shapes, the land and sky but I choose a version from two clicks earlier where the figures have their backs to each other. This supports the two opposing forces theme.

2|365 Continuations by Terry Schmidbauer
2|365 Continuations, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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What caught my eye in this image was how the clouds actually continue the curve of the path. This is really a great compositional device that I don’t stumble on very often so I just had to take the photo. The couple on the ridge was actually my models for the day and they were just taking a break from shooting. Also, this was taken near Bodega Bay in Northern California. This was the area where the film “The Birds” was shot.

1|365 Starting a New Journey by Terry Schmidbauer
1|365 Starting a New Journey, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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It happens every year, you have to get used to writing a new number and you make commits to yourself to improve your life. Well, I have a great feeling about what the future holds for Michele and me in the coming year. I don’t have the energy (or the time) to take on another P365 where I take a new photo each day for a year but I am going to make it a goal to process and write a new entry each day. I invite you to follow my blog at schmedia.wordpress.com/

Ryan's got hops! by Terry Schmidbauer
Ryan’s got hops!, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I took this at shot of Ryan down at Alki Beach on Monday but just got around to retouching out the light pole that was on the right side of the frame. It was not an easy retouch so I’m quite proud of the results. If I didn’t tell you there was a pole in the frame you would have never known it!

Shape Shifter by Terry Schmidbauer
Shape Shifter, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This is one of the first shots I took from the passenger seat as we were leaving Santa Rosa. I like the chaos in this shot along with the repetition. The composition isn’t perfect but when you’re shooting out of a car window of a moving vehicle, there’s a certain amount of chaos you need to accept. This helps to give this image the feeling of a fleeting moment, which it was. When I took the photo, I knew there was something in the scene that caught my eye but I really didn’t have time to analyze it so I just snapped the picture. It was only when I started working with the image in Lightroom when I discovered the relationship between the covered wagon and the stop light. It was a nice surprise.

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