Things I never thought I’d say.

“Today I’d like to shoot some fungi.”

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Lofty goals.

September 14 (1 of 1)

Collingwood, Ontario – Post Office, 1897

Is it weird to have aspirations of photographing a series of doors? Specifically, post office doors? More specifically, old post office doors?

I’m guessing that Manja, who’s guest hosting Thursday Doors this week in Norm’s absence, won’t think it’s weird. She’s photographed more doors than I’ve actually seen in real life. At least a handful of them surely belong to old post offices?

Well, I think I only have one. Got to start somewhere.

Catch some rays.

September 8 (1 of 1).jpg

When you’re tired of making the same old photos of your garden blooms, try this: manually zoom your lens during a long exposure (shutter speed here was one second) to capture your flower more unconventionally. In this shot of a coreopsis, the blooms surrounding the main one are rendered as ghostly streaks of colour.

I had some help from Lightroom to crop the image and darken sections to minimize distractions like the leaves and the detail in the soil.

Making this radiating effect in a photo was pretty fun. I think I’ll try it on some other kinds of subjects – food, toys, vehicles… maybe even a face, if I can get one of my cats/kids to hold still long enough (the exposure time was one whole second, so I may have to wait until they’re asleep).