David Mann – Abstract 763bwi

Photographer David Mann
Title Abstract 763bwi Sky Light Series
Category Silver B&W
Location Houston
Reason For Making the Image I enjoy taking handheld photos of municipal fireworks and seeing the amazingly different images as a result. In this case I went a step further than usual inverting the image in photoshop and then converting to black & white. This last step is based on a comment I received during a portfolio review.
Camera Nikon D90
Lens 70mm
f-stop f/16
Shutter Speed 2
ISO 800

Lexi Nemeth – Santa Fe Winter

Photographer Lexi Nemeth
Title Santa Fe Winter
Category Gold Color
Location Santa Fe, NM
Reason For Making the Image The rhythm of the Luminaries on the snow-covered ridge of the adobe building was interesting and when I found a viewpoint to frame the window with them, was exciting. However, photographing this composition under the colorful awning from the other side of the street, made the image in-balance and pop.
Camera Nikon D70
Lens AF Nikkor 18-70 mm at 55mm
f-stop F25
Shutter Speed 1/20
ISO 200

Dwight Theall – Country Churches

Photographer Dwight Theall
Title Country Churches
Category Gold Color
Location Woodville, TX
Reason For Making the Image The juxtaposition of the hymnals and nearby highway created an obvious and complementary contextual link. At the same time, the urgency of the passing automobile was a sharp contrast to the simplicity and stillness of the little church. This was emphasized by the car’s vivid color and subdued tones of the church’s interior.
Camera Canon 60D
Lens Tamron 10-24 at 10mm
f-stop f/10
Shutter Speed 1/8
ISO 100

James Woody – Go Ahead, Make My Day

Photographer James Woody
Title Go Ahead, Make My Day
Category Silver Color
Location Houston TX
Reason For Making the Image I captured this photo of a “Great Horned Owl” at the Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center.  My objective was to get a close-up image that highlights the owl’s personality and serious stare, as well the interesting details, color, and texture of its face.
Camera Canon Rebel T3i
Lens 120 mm (EF15-85mm)
f-stop F/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/100
ISO 800

David Mann – Rose

Photographer David Mann
Title Rose
Category Silver B&W
Location Houston, TX
Reason For Making the Image I love taking backlit portraits of flowers. In this case I modified the B&W image using Photoshop Invert to eliminate the shadows between petals.
Camera Nikon D90
Lens 85mm macro
f-stop F/32
Shutter Speed 10.0 sec
ISO 200
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