Archives for the month of: August, 2011
Red Boots in the Grass by Terry Schmidbauer
Red Boots in the Grass, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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These boots were made for walking! I shot this at the Arts and Nature Festival a couple of weeks ago and just now got around to processing it. I started my processing with a Lightroom preset from Wonderland called “Color Isolate Red”. I then brought back some of the saturation until I got the look I was going for. I wanted a contrast of not just tones but color with the darks being very blue. Then added some split toning to accentuate this. To draw interest to the subject even more I added two opposing graduated darkening filters in the lower left and upper right corners. I finished it off with a dark vignette to bring the whole thing together.

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If the Walls Could Talk. by Terry Schmidbauer
If the Walls Could Talk., a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This is one of my favorite shots from the Belladonna’s session at the Mecca Café in Lower Queen Ann. Originally this was a very red hallway because of the painted walls but after I started working with a bleach bypass process I discovered this cinema quality image lying just beneath the surface. It really has a pre-war European cinema feeling to it. And her gesture is amazing!

Project JADU-Day 81 B&W by Terry Schmidbauer
Project JADU-Day 81 B&W, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I posted this a while ago from a series of photos I shot in the North Cascades but I did a B&W conversion on it that I’m pretty happy with so I thought I would share.
I’m also adding it to my newly established blog, SchmediaBlog! www.schmedia.wordpress.com I’m going to be posting to this blog every day or at least as much as I can. This isn’t going to be a P365 because I’m not shooting something new every day. Sometimes I’ll be posting photos from recient shoots and experimentations in capturing and alternative developments. It’s just a way for me to keep actively thinking about photography as I navigate my way thru life. Follow along and post some comments!

Bee in the Rim Lighting by Terry Schmidbauer
Bee in the Rim Lighting, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I pushed myself way out of my comfort zone today. I photographed this bee with a 50mm 1.8 and a 4x close-up filter. My hand was literally inches from this creature and but I stuck to it and got this rim lit shot. I spent about an hour waiting at this flower waiting for a bee to land on it. After a couple of breaks to walk around and see things from different angles I set up for a shot that would produce spectacular lighting. Shooting towards the sun I sat quietly with my camera extended at arm’s length and waited.

Guilty Bystanders #18 by Terry Schmidbauer
Guilty Bystanders #18, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This low tide photo is from July on my trip to the Olympic Peninsula at the Salt Creek Recreation Area. The lens is a Vivatar 135mm 2.8 circa 1968. It’s a screw mount, M42, lens that I attach to my DSLR with an adapter. It’s totally manual but it’s a nice way to slow down and concentrate on what you’re shooting.
Right after I shot this I slipped on some kelp and fell on the rocks. It really hurt my hand and the camera took a bounce but everything turned out OK. It was a good thing I had the old metal lens attached because it took most of the impact with only a couple of scratches. If I would have had a newer lens it would have been totaled.
I really like the 135mm and I’m thinking of getting something more modern, like a Zeiss 135mm 1.4 which is as good as it gets! But I have a problem spending a lot of money on a Sony mount because of their lack of commitment to their full frame cameras. I’m torn between buying better lenses for the Sony or moving up to a Canon 5D Mk II.

Blackbirds at Alki by Terry Schmidbauer
Blackbirds at Alki, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I shot this a couple of weeks ago down at Alki beach and I‘ve just gotten around to processing it. I have so many shots that I’ve taken this summer that I still have to process. Maybe less shooting and more processing in the coming weeks.

I’m trying to desaturate this image as much as I can to give it graphic feeling, similar to a B&W image, but still keep some color to establish a mood.

Just Another Day - Softcover Art by Terry Schmidbauer
Just Another Day – Softcover Art, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I just finished the book from my Project 365 last year. It was alot of work to put this together and keep everything organized! I created the book in InDesign and uploaded it to Blurb. You can see it here: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2422058

This is the softcover cover art.