每日一瞥—— B&W Foto
很多朋友知道，我用Photomatix Pro (Photomatix评论)处理照片。很多时候，在将多张波浪的照片进行合成时，这水便多了几分“灵”性。通常我并不介意，反而感觉这让大海多了几分画意。你觉得呢？
This (the photo below) is the third Jetsetter place I have stayed, and they’ve all been winners so far. It’s a little weird, because Jetsetter isn’t really conducive to my style of travel because I often plan ahead. But, if I happen to be going somewhere, I will check to see if they have a special in that location. Anyway, I’ve never had a problem… and the hotels have always been pretty awesome and unique.
Ibiza is a really strange place. This hotel (Ibiza Gran) seemed to be typical of hotels in Ibiza when it came to the clientele. Here’s the deal… if you have never heard this, you’ll think it sounds pretty strange — and it is.
So a lot of people in Ibiza dress in all white. White pants, white shirt, free-flowing fabrics, and cavalier attitudes flow in and out of the hotel lobby, bar, poolside restaurant, and the spa. It’s all very strange. It’s sort of a combination of a Clockwork Orange and a Euro Sci-Fi Orgy. I can’t quite explain it… I’m not sure I understand it, and I didn’t succumb, even though everyone did seem very comfy.
After a long day of exploring and shooting, I went out on the balcony to get a shot of the pool and the moon behind the clouds.
I posted a survey a few days ago to help me know what to include in my upcoming live webinar photography course. I love the answers to the survey question, “Why are you so interested in photography?”
There are so many reasons why people like taking photos.
They range from passion:
“It is a passion I have had since I first looked through the viewfinder.”
“It’s a hobby/side gig that keeps me sane.”
to attracting women:
“Chicks dig fast glass.”
“I gave up crack cocaine to pursue photography.”
“Because in everything there is beauty and interest. Through the lens of my camera, images often express what I cannot say with words.”
to showing off:
“Like wowing people with great images.”
to social responsibility:
“I love sharing not only my stories from different cultures, but those of the people I visit as well. I believe that as a photographer, I have a responsibility to show people’s lives just as beautifully as the people themselves live them.”
Why are YOU so interested in photography? Tell Me Here, and it will also be a tremendous help for planning the course too.
The old medieval town of Ibiza is an awesome place for exploration at night. Every nook, cranny, alley, and cobblestone street was built for photography. And it was doubly-awesome after a little rain gave everything a reflective sheen.
After we finished dinner, we started the long walk back to the hotel. It took 10x as long as normal with all the stops along the way. But comon… how can you walk past something like this and not take a photo? Impossible!
Of course, I edited the photo below with the new Photomatix 4. To read the Photomatix Review, which is pretty much the same as before except I added a few bits for Photomatix 4. I hope you enjoy it!
Ibiza is a fabulous island off the coast of Spain that is the “in” destination for all the Euros that like to get trashed, party, dress in white, do medium-level-drugs, and stay on the beach without many clothes.
It’s also a great place for photography! We were having lunch one day and the waitress saw my D3S sitting on the table. It turns out that she was a photographer too, and we pulled out a map while she marked great places for photos on the map. That’s just what I like! Finding out all the secret places from the locals… and this was lucky in this case!
So we ventured out to this remote beach on the western side at sunset. It was pretty deserted while I snapped photos, except for a few of the ever-present women that prance around like they are in shampoo commercials all the time.
I saw this girl bouncing around and very happy about something, so I went over and said hello, introducing myself. She didn’t speak much English, but I managed to ask her if I could take a photo of her. She enthusiastically said yes, and I explained the sitch as we walked over to the water, mostly using interpretive dance to span the language gap. She was Italian and her name was Wendy. I think that is a strange name for an Italian, but I didn’t question it. Anyway, I asked her just to walk off into the ocean and I would take a photo. She did just that, and I grabbed this shot just as the sun was dipping below the horizon.