I’m continuing my journey to better photography on The Arcanum. For my Level 6 Challenge, created an album with 5 new images, based on a “Scavenger Hunt”: list of ideas (wide landscape, lines, reflections, etc.). The twist was that I needed to use standard camera settings for all photos. One photo was also to be re-edited using new techniques or learnings.
These are photos from the Scavenger Hunt, all taken with the same camera settings (iso = 250, f/5.6, 4 mm). I took all images in Nashville, TN during a visit there. I tried to incorporate different perspectives in the images. I received valuable feedback from members of the EDGE group.
1. FLORAL – I had fun with this floral photo which was taken in Nashville near my hotel. This one rogue plant popped up in a sea of petunias. I superimposed a copy of the flower on a cropped-in background, then added the frame so the flower appears to be popping out. I used a soft glow and a little sharpening.
2. LOOKING UP – Not only are the figures looking up, but I got low for this upward-looking shot. I love the building which nearly disappears in the clouds. The figures also look to me as though they are lifted up by the water.
3. REFLECTION – Windows at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN. I liked the colorful reflection of the stained glass windows in the curved wood rail. This image has a different perspective than a straight shot of the windows in a row. There was beautiful light filtering in.
4. LINES and SHADOWS – The structure of the pedestrian bridge provides a nice frame for downtown Nashville’s buildings. I tried to come up with a sharp image.
5. TEXTURE – I was attracted to the herringbone pattern and colors of this paved walkway. I added several filters to highlight the textures.