Project Fifty-Sixty – Week 5
The days are getting darker. And fast. Monday was the halfway point for the project and I can see the need for more studio-type shots in the coming weeks. On sunny days it’s still possible to go out after work and photograph. On cloudy days it’s already dark before I get home from work. The transition to standard time in two weeks will cut an hour from the evening. This on the other hand might work for morning shots if the weather is nice.
Day 29 – Sunday
On Sunday we went to Naantali, and while we were there, we visited the Moominworld. The season is almost over apart from a few special occasions during October and February 2019. There were a couple of people wandering around the area, but we didn’t see any Moomintrolls. However, if you want to see the least convincing fake beard of all time, be sure to click the Moominworld homepage link above and let the video run for a few moments…
Day 30 – Monday
I was home really late, so there was no daylight left. So once again experimentation with light painting using my phone as the light. I think this turned out pretty interesting.
Day 31 – Tuesday
I ran out of daylight and snapped this from our backyard. I was actually taking the trash out to the bin, but decided to take the camera with me.
Day 32 – Wednesday
My mom and I went to photograph this scene from Tuomaansilta. We were about an hour late and missing a tripod. I really had to push the files to get the dynamic range out of these. That being said, I’m surprised every time how well Fuji files handle situations like these.
Truth being told, I ended up liking this shot of a railroad crossing signal light more than the landscape shots. The incandescent bulb inside was blinking, so I waited until it switched off and took the shot. It took a couple of tries, but I got the effect I wanted in the end.
Day 33 – Thursday
I was inspired by my new/old Mac Pro from 2010 and decided to create a wallpaper for the computer. I also found out that my grid for the speedlights fits perfectly over my phone. This made it possible to have such a restricted and coherent light source for this image.
Day 34 – Friday
I stumbled on a crime scene in the morning. The feathers still had dew on them and the sun was just beginning to catch the ends of the feathers.
Day 35 – Saturday
This is far from ending on a high note. I was busy cleaning, installing a new operating system in the Mac Pro and just doing everything else besides photography.
Next up should be the part 3 of the Kuressaare trip and if I find the time, maybe even part 4. Week 6 of this project will follow, so stay tuned.