5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge
“I was nominated on Facebook to do a Black and White Photograph challenge for 5 days.
Today I challenged myself to shoot some of our Halloween decorations outside, inspired by the holiday. I also challenged myself in the editing process to produce this image with higher saturation on some of the red and yellow tones, bringing out the details in the pumpkin. Shot with a Nikon D90, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/350sec. exposure.”
“Day 2: Already black and white kitten challenge. Today I decided to experiment on a difficult to shoot subject, little Leaf. Not only is he wily, but he’s so dark (except for his belly) that you cannot see him well when using natural light. In lieu of carrying a light around an already busy subject, I waited for him to come close to the door on his favorite stoop, and opened it to let the light in. On top of that, I’m shooting with a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor-H 50mm lens (i.e. older technology than the camera itself – from a Nikon FE borrowed from Bruce M. Appel). Settings: f/2, ISO 800, 1/30sec. exposure. Edited in Photoshop.”
“Day 3: Today’s shot is from October 4th, a pretty wildflower growing in my yard. I believe it is something related to a Fleabane, but I can’t seem to identify it specifically. The bugs are called Miner Bees, they are gathering some late season nectar. Shot with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm lens (which I was using to shoot a group of red tailed hawks circling above my house). ISO 400, f/9.5, 1/180sec. exposure.”