Monday, June 8, 2009

Little Brother

We are just about ready for our June 20-21 iHDR seminar in San Jose next week. We have only a few spots left, so if anyone is still interested in signing up, you'll need to be quick about it. I'm really looking forward to meetings those of you who have signed up to join us!

Although we've been busy preparing for the seminar, I did take a few minutes to process this shot from Ruby Beach in Washington. I loved the moody feel to the image - and although I considered converting it to black and white, I felt that the subtle blue color worked best. The pretty rock in the foreground had been washed onto the shore behind me, but I moved it into the waves to I could capture the effect of the smooth water washing it's surface. The waves were strong enough to push it out of the way, so I had to take several shots before I got the one I wanted.

Although I love the dramatic lighting that we are always looking for on our photographic trips, sometimes these more subtle photos really make me smile. :)

And then there's the title for this one. I know it's a bit odd... but it's what keeps coming back to my mind when I look at this shot. That little stone may be the smaller of the two brothers... but its smooth surface and small size suggest that it has been around for a very long time. Humans grow up as they grow older, but stones grow smaller over time.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very beautiful photos. I really like. The simplicity is strength someone says and here it works. You can add some technical information I thank Pavel (CZ)

June 10, 2009 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks, Pavel.

0.8sec at f/16 - Thanks for the reminder to add technical information. I often forget how useful it can be to others. :)

June 10, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Victor said...

Following your website, Flickr & Blog I can say that images are stunning. They are so good that is impossible to pick just few favorites.
Victor from Toronto ON.

June 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks so much, Victor! I'm so glad you are enjoying my work. I hope that I can continue to present photographs, articles, and posts that keep you interested. :)


June 13, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

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