Follow by Email


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

On a Gloomy Day

On a Gloomy Day

Sharing a trio of images shot prior to a pending storm. I had a brief moment to get out today while running errands, and found three different subjects to compose. I chose the K20D for the tool to use, and set it up a black and white infrared filter/blue toning filter combination in camera. These images are direct from the camera. All were made with the 50-200mm f/4-f/5.6 WR telephoto lens with the same settings and display very different moods. Pentax K20D 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Shake Reduction (Body Only)

Lone White Mallard, ISO 640, f/6.3. This mallard lies in stark contrast to the lake and dark sky creating a mood around it that is dark and bleak. I accentuated this mood by using just the right exposure to allow the mallard and reflection to stand out as the center of attraction. A simple suggestive mood piece here.

Funnel Spider Web with Raindrops, ISO 640, f/6.3. This is more of a macro piece but I wanted to incorporate more of the surroundings into the composition. The attraction is the detail which makes up an almost abstract pattern base.

Geno the Dog, ISO 640, f/6.3. I had the opportunity for one shot, and one shot only of Geno as he approached me with his fellow companions. Praise be to the K20D for locking focus on the ear (my intent) at the very last split second. Geno was very friendly and calm, and his companions were very happy to see him at the center stage.


  1. Very interesting mood, going with the blue-tone monochrome. A fine choice from an artist who thinks ahead.

  2. Gracious comments, appreciated. I like to experiment, its a hit and miss thing.


  3. Such a great article it was which the three images set it up a black and white infrared filter/blue toning filter combination in camera. In which these images are direct from the camera. Thanks for sharing this article.

  4. Thank you Tammy. By chance which image was your favorite?