Rock with Spider

This was meant as a practice shot to play with a tilted plane of focus with my tilt-shift lens. Too bad I miscalculated the exposure so badly. My newest new-blog entry: matthewpiers.com/B/140413



I like bricks.

These were just quick shots taken with my little camera as a diversion. If they were really meant to be a series then I either would have needed the horizon to be in the same position for the third photo, or have more photos with the horizons placed differently to balance it out.

I like series.


Three Basic Photos

I like bricks.

These are straight from the GR with just the default lightroom development. And cropped to square, of course.

The first photo is taken without flash under direct sun, while the second is using an off-camera flash for fill without changing the camera settings. The third is taken with the camera set to underexpose by about two stops and a bit of a boost to the flash power. This is so much easier with a compact camera than an SLR.

I like leaf shutters.

BTS Humber Bay II

Another trip to Humber Bay, with pretty much the same setup as before.


BTS Humber Bay

I've been spending some time at Humber Bay Park, taking photos of nothing, as I tend to do. The most recent batch can be seen on matthewpiers.com.

The camera is in about the same spot in the first two shots, which are taken a week apart. The second visit was on a day with winds gusting between 40-60km/h, but the tripod was buried at least six inches into the sand and pebbles that passes for a beach. While I flubbed many shots, none of them were because of the elements.



Two photos taken from the same position but with very different cameras.


Remarkably, no manufacturer chose to display their products on a concrete or tarmac surface, which is where people will use the vast majority of their vehicles. Apparently people are supposed to park in their living rooms.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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