Project 52 – Week 17 – Evoke

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Alex

This picture of my 15 year old daughter evokes many things for me… she’s the most stylish teenager I know.  Of course I’m biased, but she truly is gorgeous.  So a few words that this image evokes for me… youth, style, hippy chic (she’ll like that one!), adventure, potential, limitless.

I took this picture at 6:30pm during a lovely evening in Texas, with the sun setting during our golden hour, and the light pure and just right.  I used my Canon DSLR paired with my 50mm 1.4 lens.  I played with my settings a little, knowing that I wanted to use a shallow depth of field to obscure our garage door in the background, and highlight her arm candy.  My aperture was set at f/1.6, my shutter speed at 1/320, and my ISO was 100.  In Lightroom 4, I initially cropped the image, and adjusted the angle.  I then decreased the highlights and increased the shadows, the blacks, and the clarity of the image.     photo

Bonnie

Shopping and lunch at an outdoor cafe? I can NEVER pass up that invitation. For me, It’s definitely a fabulous way to spend a spring afternoon in the city.  This window belongs to one of my favorite Buffalo, NY boutiques.  This display, and it’s exquisite detailing, evokes a feeling of whimsy, quirkiness and hope.  It has an ethereal elegance to it, and it definitely summoned us into the store, wanting to see more.

I shot this with my iphone 4, with late morning sun behind me.  Going back and forth from one to the other, I edited in both Snapseed and Pictapgo. It was a delicate balance between highlighting the small details and keeping the airy and opalescence feel of the original display.

“I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, “This is real, too.”~Wynn Bullock

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