Once upon a time, on a warm day in May, a plan of going on a fishing adventure was formed. But feeling remorseful about leaving our cat at home alone, we figured we would bring her with us.
In our defence, she is our first cat, having only owned dogs previously, and dogs LOVE to go on road trips. She fetches toys, much like a dog, so why wouldn’t she enjoy an afternoon by the lake?
Well, I can tell you why she didn’t enjoy it – why, it’s because she fell in the water, that’s why!
I was too busy laughing (after I had made sure she wasn’t drowning, of course) to take a proper picture, so this is the only shot I got, but I think it portrays her feelings about the situation quite well.
She enjoyed the rest of the outing a lot more, after learning that water is indeed wet.
In this instance, the piece of glass being a Hoya R72 Infrared filter.
I got it for my birthday last year and so far I’ve barely taken it out of its box, simply because it seems like so much hassle to get good results when taking IR photos – there is so much post processing involved and the subject itself needs to be special in it’s own way as well. My boyfriend has used the filter much more successfully – as demonstrated here – but today I finally found a scene that in my view warranted the use of the filter.
The picture is taken in Luke Manor Park, a delightful little place, not far from Tartu.
For the past several hours I’ve been reading articles about how to process infrared images to get the desired results. After a bit of experimenting (Lab Channels being one of the keywords) I ended up with the image displayed above, which I’m quite happy with. The picture that came out of the camera can be seen here.
It’s so fucking hot. It’s impossible to survive outside. Actually it’s not better indoors… wish we had an AC.
Yesterday I was invited for a swim – it seemed like a good idea at the time, but when we arrived at the lake the water turned out to be balls freezing cold. Instead of swimming I grabbed my camera and shot this one:
As you might notice – this picture is actually kind of out of focus, but I still like it. So tough luck for you.
Later that same day me and my fiance went for a really slow walk, because some doctors thought that she doesn’t need her appendix any more and dug it out. During that wonderful walk in a city that has more snow cannons than local residents who kind of hate summer and live for winter (because then there are a lot of tourists = money money money) we saw something strange… or out of ordinary.
Do they use the cannons to water the lawn, or has the heat gone to their heads, or are they hoping for a miracle, or is it just pure genius?
Last but not least: decent bokehlicious picture. Not much bokeh, but still tasty.
I’m not going outside today so you can expect to see some DIY home studio photos. If a white sheet and two desk lamps count as a studio.
Two days ago we went for a walk, which turned out to be a 10km hike.
It was really nice to get out of the house and be in the middle of the nature for a change.
After some time of walking on a bank of a lake I finally saw things in a totally different perspective.
Here are two photos to the memory of that wonderful day.
For both pictures I used only UV filter, color adjustment in lightroom.
For this picture I changed the white balance to “shade” approx. 7000K, this brought out the sunshine and warmth in colours.
I’m really sorry to say that I can’t promise an upload every day. I try very hard, but the time just flies past me 🙁 .
I promise to give my best!
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