Sunday, December 23, 2012
Anatomy of a micro-cropping
I nearly aborted the shoot on a couple of occasions because that wind was numbing my fingertips to the point where I occasionally couldn't find or feel the shutter button on the camera, even though I was wearing gloves (with tiny holes in the index fingers and thumbs), forcing me to pause and stick my bare hands in my pants pockets to rub against my thighs to warm up. The technique worked, by the way, and I ended up spending two hours out there photographing.
I came up with several scores of photographs, many involving variations (or different perspectives) of the same composition. And even though I revisited some familiar places, I also managed to find and grab some first-time shots. That's notable, remember, because this is a park I've dropped in on a lot over the years, and in all of the seasons of the year.
The question that came to me when I went to post some of these shots at this blog is ... where to start?
I figured that since I'd devoted some time to black-and-white photography in the previous post, I'd start there -- with black-and white. I converted a lot of my shots Friday to monochrome, and the ones you see in today's post will be crops from the same, single frame.
I call it ... anatomy of a cropped frame. Future posts will be devoted to other shots from the shoot.