Burra, I like that movement photo, maybe you can get together with Raven, and put it on one of those stock image sites.
Burra, I have a friend that likes trains, I suggested he use your shot as wallpaper on his phone. Check it out, you might visit a few train enthusiasts boards on Facebook, see if they're interested in having access to it.
posted 3 weeks ago
Here is your wallpaper photo as my lockscreen.
Hope you don't mind the highjacking...
It's a bit blurry because it is a photo, of a photo, of a photo...
posted 3 weeks ago
Burra and Raven,
I for at least one, would like you to keep posting your 30, maybe start a new 30.
I will probably skip the class until I have a DSLR camera.
Here - I've uploaded a higher resolution version for you. I think if you click on it you can see the full size image then copy and save it and load it to your phone directly. Might improve the blurriness issues somewhat...
I now have a terrible admission to make. We'd all been for a day out on the train to Lisbon and, as I only had one or two photos left for the make-30-photos thing and I'd been moithering and failing to get the 'movement' and 'move the camera' ones for days on end, and I'd pretty well totally burned out in Lisbon, my other half took this one for me out of the back of the train on the way home so I could finish up and move on. Also, it was a phone camera, not the DSLR.
I did try to sign up to a couple of photo sites to try to sell photos but as I'm based in Portugal they naturally wanted my life history and financial details so there's probably no way on earth I'd succeed in making any money whatsoever without signing my life away going officially self-employed and paying crazy taxes, so I'm not going that route at the moment. Let's see how well I've got my breath back after I've moved into the new place, got the rest of the photography course done, and finished writing that book and got it published.
I'm not in the mood to do the homework this week, so I found a situation where I could crank the ISO up way too high and make some noise.
I try to keep the ISO below 400, but for this midnight photo, I cranked it up to 25600! I need it that high to be able to handhold the camera in the dark. Without it, the shutter speed is several seconds long.
And then I had to fight with the noise cancellation software to bring back the grain.
This week's lesson was the first week on full manual.
We chose some of the settings and let the camera choose the rest. Then we played with them to get the results we wanted. I admit I got a bit flustered trying to remember what numbers were full stops, so I ended up playing with the different dials instead of doing the homework exactly as I should. But the pictures turned out okay.