Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ice Under The Bridge


Super Dave said...

For sure been colder up north it appears.

But the black and white makes one feel that it is a cold and dreary day.

Nice shots.

kcmeesha said...

no floating hookers?

sue hanes said...

XO - Bridges are Cool for sure.

But I like the third picture with the Scary Tree in the Foreground.


Xavier Onassis said...

kcmeesha - Silly Russian! Everyone knows hookers don't float.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that I will shortly become 'pudenda non grata' in these parts, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your indulgence o'er the last few weeks.
Abusing unlettered and innumerate Republican Libruls, though not without some charm, lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. To engage the much more literate Democrat Libruls seems to be more challenging.

Libruls are like those 1960's Chemistry Sets my English tutor fondly remembers. The fun is in discovering what sets them off.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

I enjoyed the pics. I like bridges. I think it's because I grew up in a town in Wisc on the Mississippi River and walked or rode my bike across the bridge every day in the summer to go swimming at the beach. Here's a pic of the old bridge across the river as well as the new one which has since been added so now each one is one-way only. They're baby

Ducky's here said...

What lens are you using XO?

Xavier Onassis said...

Ducky - These were all shot with my standard Nikon 18-55 DX VR Lens.

Ducky's here said...

Yeah, I've got a Canon 18-55 that's fast becoming my walking around lens.

Do you snap in color and convert to B&W in your software?

Xavier Onassis said...

Ducky - "Do you snap in color and convert to B&W in your software?"

I'm not sure that distinction applies any more.

In the old days, it was all about chemistry, emulsions, film speed, exposure, etc.

My DLSR doesn't do any of that. It captures "information" about what I'm looking at through the view finder.

The more information it captures, the more information I have to process and work with.

I can render the information in color or B&W. I can increase or decrease the exposure. I can manipulate highlights, sharpness, fill light, sharpness, saturation, etc.

So my goal isn't to snap in color or B&W. My goal is to focus (heh heh) on composition and let the camera capture as much information about my composition as possible.

So I tend to look for photo opportunities that contain a lot of information.

Once I have the information captured, I can manipulate it as I please to create whatever I want.

Does that make sense?