I have been making pictures of the decorations around Homewood at Plum Creek. The above are a sample. I have two busy days of photography for Homewood events this coming Friday and Saturday. Those activities along with the arrival of winter this coming weekend will decrease my opportunities for personal pictures and publishing on my blog.
When I was in Tunisia I photographed this woman. One of the artists here at Homewood is using the picture, with my blessings, as a subject in a painting. Following it are some images of the artist’s initial draft as she is preparing to paint a larger version.
The following is a B&W that shows a close-up of her initial sketching.
My thoughts at the moment are about my photography for and about Homewood. There are plenty of opportunities for making pictures of things and events here within Homewood, but many of them are not suitable for use in my blog. Another issue is that most of my photography for Homewood is from a documentary perspective; i.e. recording events and activities in a pictorial manner. That style of photography leaves little room for stylization other than for how I choose to compose the image. Below is an example of such a picture that I made the other day as the snow removal contractor was prepositioning equipment and supplies.
Such images are of little interest to others, but I continue to make some of them just to keep in practice. The image is not straight out of the camera. I have cropped it, chosen the style of the image, and enhanced areas of the image to make sure that some features are prominent while using a raw file capture rather than jpeg.
Since my primary opportunities for photography are of the above nature, I have acquired a camera and lenses which are good compromises for all aspects of Homewood photography. That is the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and the Olympus 14-150mm and Panasonic 12-35mm zoom lenses, along with a few prime lenses. My problem now is that I am not using two other cameras that I acquired because I liked them, even though they are of limited use for particular types of photography. Those are the Olympus PEN-F and the Fujifilm X100F. They are ideal cameras for off-campus types of photography that I like, but do little of anymore. If I were to sell them now, I know that I might regret it later, but I feel that I should sell at least one of them. The question is, which one? The PEN-F gives me a backup camera and utilizes the same lenses as the E-M1 Mark II, while the X100F gives me different ergonomics, different film emulations, and lower noise capability along with being an easier to carry camera just in case I might need it.
This is the time of the year when I make a lot of pictures for internal use here at Homewood, which is nice since my other opportunities are less due to the changing seasons, etc. The above are a couple of images I made in the Villa. Since I am going to be quite busy for the next couple of weeks, I don’t expect that I will be making as many pictures for this blog and thus won’t be posting as much.
We need a little light to get through each day.
Sometimes we have to look hard to find the last colors of fall.