You don’t need a great camerato take a great photo as you don’t need a big paintbrushto color a big painting. I have a question: “how was the giant Goliath killed?”, with a big cannon? No, with a little rock. Last sunday I took the following pictures with a little compact camera, a Sony RX100M3, not with a Nikon D5 or a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
I had a big help: the morning lights! 🙂 But I had to wake very early in the morning..and the “good light” last few minutes… In the evening I edited the RAW files them with Lightroom.
“Take the rose when it’s time, that the time, you know, flying and the same flower that blooms today, tomorrow will wither” ( Carpe Diem, italian poet Orazio)
Some yers ago I told my friend :”tomorrow we’ll wake up at 6:00 o’clock to take some landscape photos”… and he answered: ” but in the early morning there is the fog, we can sleep until 7:00..” and my prompt replay: ” what!? Fog???? Ok, wake up at 5:00!!!”. And below my picture during that foggy day in the morning….thank you, my friend! 🙂
I saw, at sunset, this closed beach house ( it’s winter ) … I imagined and I pre-visualized a “final” photograph…that I realized using Lightroom. But It’s not important the toll ( i.e. Lightroom or Photoshop ), but the final result that you want to reach. Of course it’s important the beauty or the interest of the moment that you want to capture!
This shot is part of a larger work: “Fashion Dummies” and the idea came to me casually: looking at the dummies I thought: “the dummies are looking at us and at the city …like we are looking at them”. So I started to photograph them trying to isolate them from the rest of the showroom and putting them in the glass reflection of a particular part of the city: a wall, a window or the road. To make the most interesting photos I used a special camera filter (tone “Drama” of the Olympus OM-D E-M5) and being processed with Lightroom I used the preset “Polaroid”. This combination made very special shades and colors.
I went to view an historical train, a very old steam train, when I saw the railwayman and I decided to follow him.. and I was right! Because I photographed him with the big reels of the train. He was checking that all things were ok before to depart from the station.
This picture reminds me the film “Modern Times” by Charlie Chaplin.. do you remember the tramp working on the giant machine in the movie’s most famous scenes?