Tuesday, October 28, 2014

the dark side

the dark side

October 29, 2014

This week's challenge selection is the dark side by Katney.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

Idyllic prep for this theme would be to get together with some friends who do the Star Wars thing, but I have not found an opportunity to see them in full gear at one of their philanthropic events. With permission, I will share the following image from Matthew Crowley. He is a fine art photographer in the area, and I see a lot of his work on Facebook.

(This image courtesy of Matthew Crowley Photography)

There can be some interesting ideas if we do a figurative interpretation of the theme, but let's go literal this week, and see what we can find in low light situations.

bonfire on a cool night

cool black cat with luminescent eyes

ever so sphynx-like guard at the top of the stairs

firefly... I preset the focus manually, and used the flash for this one

a band covered a famous 80's ballad, and the crowd lit cell phones instead of lighters

taken with flash, of course, but I used a flashlight to get in focus

you can't see the dark side of the moon, but you know it's there

quiet time in the chapel before going to the reception

my favorite thing to shoot with... the arc reactor is peeled off now

your best chance at a sharp b-day image is before she tries to extinguish the candles

from a park near my job

My header this week is a low key image of my dog, Bear. I do not remember where the light came from for that particular shot (probably the top of the stairs), but I had the ISO boosted way up to 3200. I pasted the histogram below, because that ultra-low reading is unusually biased to the dark side. Normally, we delete a pic that registers that low on the histogram.


happyone said...

Beautiful sunrise or is it a sunset.
Those eyes really stand out on the black cat!!

imac said...

Love the Header, and great pics all the way through dear boy.lol

George said...

I like all of your photos of the dark side. You did a great job on all of them. Low light photography is not easy.

Lew said...

Indeed, great shot of bear! Clear ad enough light to se that she's watching.

Katney said...

I agree, Bear's low light portrait is great. In fact you have a delightful selection in the post.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Fun set of photos Craver, nicely done.

heritagemom said...

Very nice collection, Craver. Ewww on that spider, or bug, or whatever it is. Truly creepy. :)

Shammickite said...

Lovely doggy pic, your Bear should be very proud of his daddy.

Betty Manousos said...

very beautiful series of photos my friend! that firefly caught my eye.

great shot of bear, too.
well done:)

hope you're having a great weekend~

EG CameraGirl said...

A wonderful set of photos! I especially LOVE the firefly photo.