Friday, March 25, 2011

Thomas Goering - Bowmaker

Mr. Thomas Goering is an excellent bow maker which I came to know recently. Today I went to pick up one of my bows which needed a bit of TLC and took the following shots. I'm fascinated by people like Tom who create beautiful and useful things with their own hands from scratch. Tom's workshop doesn't have much light so I shot everything mostly wide open f/1.8 or f/2.8 with my 50mm. Since bow making is such an old craft I decided to use a duo tone treatment for the shots to better represent what I felt being there. In this case the absence of color makes everything look timeless. The same shots could have been very well made in 1911...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vivienne's Spring

Beautiful day today in the Midwest, warm and windy. Just perfect for some spring photos with this pretty yellow flowers. Shot everything with D90 and the 50mm f/1.8 at f/1.8 and f/4
All natural light with a bit of the golden hour touch in the first two shots and than blue hour in the last three shots.

The hat is quite catchy and adds a funny note to the serenity of Vivienne and natural beauty of the spring flowers.
My tip for this week is to go out there and take photos in the colors of the season.
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