Friday
Feb092018

WIRR 2018, January Week 5

I’ve been slowly resuming my daily photo while in work. Taking an afternoon walk and shooting a few pictures is a part of my routine that I don’t want to lose, even if the daily photo obligation has subsided. This time I might have raised the camera to my eyes before I physically left my office doorway. The light and the clouds were just right, and this became my favorite image of the week.

Clouds over Fort Collins

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55mm, f/9 at 1/1700, ISO 200.

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Digital Darkroom. I shot this into sun, so the camera naturally exposed for the clouds and let the foreground stay in the shadows. I lowered the exposure more, and then raised highlights and whites to bring the white back into the clouds. I converted to black & white and played with the color mix to finish it off.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

 

Tuesday
Feb062018

Le Grand Voyage — Two Kings

Two sculptures of kings from Versailles.

Louis XIVCharlemagne

 This is a new post from the Le Grand Voyage project.

Friday
Feb022018

Le Grand Voyage — Restarted

In 2015, our family took an extended trip to France for Dorinna’s 50th birthday. After the trip, I published numerous stories and photos about the trip. At about one post a week, I worked my way up through day 22 of the trip. And then I stopped.

I had become frustrated at how many other photographs weren’t making it onto the blog, and I decided that I would “catch up” and then resume telling the France story. Eighteen months later, I’m not caught up on other photos, and I haven’t written another post about France. So much for that plan.

It’s a new year and a new plan. My resolution for 2018 is to finish the story of Le Grand Voyage. As it turns out, this works out to about one day’s worth of material for every month in 2018. That feels like an achievable goal.

New material coming soon!

If you’re interested to read the old material, here’s a list of the posts so far:

 

Thursday
Feb012018

WIRR 2018, January Week 4

Last week I had a conference in San Antonio, Texas. A had about an hour to walk around the city before the conference madness began. I used that time for a walk on the Riverwalk, which is a canal that runs through the city. San Antonio has turned it into a kind of park, sidewalks on both sides, with trees, bridges and other decorations. In some areas, bars and restaurants line the water. The Riverwalk feels like a different city, but you always get glimpses up and out. I had a fun time experimenting with my new iPhone X. I like the fact that it has two lenses. The “telephoto” is really only a 52mm lens, but it’s still a significant change from the wide-angle phone lens I’m accustomed to. For this particular shot, I captured a high-rise apartment building at just the perfect time of sunset for one side of the building to be perfectly aglow. This became my favorite image of the week.

High-rise at Sunset

iPhone X, 52mm equivalent lens.

Digital Darkroom. I cleaned up a few stray sparkles of sunlight. Otherwise just adjusted contrast, vibrance, and clarity.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

 

Monday
Jan292018

WIRR 2018, January Week 3

This is an image of a new sculpture in Old Town Fort Collins. Titled Alley Views, it’s by local artist Joe McGrane. It became my favorite image of the week.

Alley Views

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 21mm, f/7.1 at 1/90, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. My goal for this image was to really make the bricks stand out. I achieved this by increasing contrast and clarity, and by boosting highlights and lowering blacks.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.