Thursday, February 14, 2008

Test Driving Blogger

For my first post, I chose this image of my neighbor's antique car because I have used it as my subject in so many other tests. Why not use it now as I kick the tires on Blogger?

Gus's Dodge has been parked on a little side street just outside my door for as long as I can remember. If I want to try out a new camera, a new lens, or a new technique, I know the old Dodge is there, waiting for me to find yet another angle or some obscure detail that I overlooked in previous visits.

This image was shot as a homework assignment for Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer's D-65 digital workflow workshop. I used a Canon 20D with a 28-70 2.8. Exposure was 1/6th of a second at f/22, ISO 100. I zoomed in quickly during the long exposure. Raw file was then processed in Photoshop CS2. I dropped the Color Tempeture to 2750 to turn the image blue.

This won't be the last time you'll see the old Dodge. I have quite a few images of it that I'll pepper into the blog as I muse on various subjects. Some of my favorites are from my Speed Graphic pinhole camera taken on Polaroid positive/negative film.