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.