As we get closer to the school year I expect that I will be getting out a little more and thus having new subjects to photograph. Though the last four days since I posted got off to a little bit of a slow start the weekend wrapped up with me capturing a number of images that I liked.
August 22. I shot this little antique toy car using the iPhone. Placing it on the tile in the bathroom I moved it around until I was able to get a reflection and the angle of the lines the way I wanted them.
Walking down past Century Gardens I took a quick shot of the water of this concrete oasis. I tried to angle it to make the shot more dynamic. Once I posted it online it reached the popular wall of Mobli and has close to 7000 views.
Walking through the Rona garden centre I saw a display of hibiscus flowers. These two caught my eye for their exquisite colours.
I then came across this thistle bush and got down low so I could get the setting sun behind it. The first shot was to silhouetted and did not look good. The second I used the little pop up flash but it was way to harsh. I was able to tone it down to what I wanted by taking a piece of paper from my camera bag and holding it in front of the flash to diffuse it.
As I made the trek back to my car the sun started to set giving a beautiful feel to the prairie. I shot this photo of the grassland by getting low and focusing on the lower part of the ground first. I then focused locked and recomposed to put the grass against the sky the way I wanted.
My last shot before the colour disappeared was this lone tree. I wanted the subtle silhouette of it against the dark sky.