September 7, 2010

Teacher’s Desk

Actually, I think its just an office desk. Found it in the abandoned school. Again, I utilized the TS lens to lead the eye to the open drawers.

The learning curve of the TS lens is pretty steep. Its not just about how to use it, but now NOT to use it. I try to use the ’tilt’ feature sparingly. I think its a great creative tool, but don’t want to use it as a crutch. That said, I also realize that I used it more than I expected while shooting this school.

I guess I’m just getting it out of my system.

You probably noticed that I’ve updated the look and feel of my site a bit. It’s wider, I added a right column and made the images slightly bigger. I comtemplated going larger on the images, but had to consider those with lower resolution monitors. As always, if you click on an image, you’ll see a bigger version in an overlay.

The block of copy under the image itself is a little narrower. That should make it a little easier to read and not detract from the images. Its all about the images. That change will be apparent in posts going forward and, maybe any I have the desire to back fill.

Anyway, I hope you like the changes. More to come.

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  1. Love the image Bob. I think the TS lens works well here, as you said, to lead your eyes to the open drawers. I’m just now learning, from guys like you and Brian, to use depth of field in HDR. Gonna have to give it a try! Thanks.

  2. I like the way the focus is on the drawers, works well in this image. When you are using the PC-E, do you set things up just using the viewfinder or do you use live-view?

  3. Another fine shot from the creepiest place you’ve taken us to yet. BTW – screw the people with lower resolution monitors, go big!

  4. Very very cool shot. So much grunge and disparity, I can really feel the creepiness.

    I agree that big images is the way to go. Images need to be seen large and not everyone is willing to click to see it big. So right off the bat, they look better with no effort.

  5. Hi-

    Found your blog via Brian Mattiash’s blog, some nice HDR images here, I really appreciate the images of old buildings and found objects.

    And you are correct, it is so easy to get hung up on new hardware or software tools. I am just beginning to learn the possibilities of HDR and post processing and it is going to take me a while to become SUBTLE and effective with the tools.

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