Monday, January 17, 2011
The first photoshoot was with the Houston Photowalk Meet Up Group at the Antique Center of Texas. It went extremely well. Janet and I used to enjoy going to the center and she, some years ago, made a couple of purchases. Lately we just went for entertainment.
I spent almost three hours walking in circles looking for what I thought was interesting light on interesting objects. As expected the lighting was all fluorescent and mixed at that. I shot everything in incandescent white balance and really like the green color that I was seeing on the LCD. I did correct some of them in post processing but many of them I left with the color cast. As usual I seemed to have come home with many photographs that were of religious or patriotic in nature. They had some very nice Christmas items and I shot a lot of those. I looked mostly for light so I took many photographs of lighted table lamps and the objects sitting under them. I also shot a lot of objects that were in lighted display cases.I always enjoy shooting in mixed light situations. Yes I know the color if off but color is an emotional component of a photographs so I really don't care. It is a lot like one of my favorite sayings, any fool can tell the truth it takes a man of some learning to know how to lie well. To paraphrase, any photographer can shoot a document it take a photographer of some learning to know how to use color.
I like dark photographs and rich, deep color so that is what I process to achieve. I occasionally will do a photograph that does not include a lot of black or at least very dark colors, but not very often. So I have a lot of very dark photographs from this photoshoot.
I rushed home to download the images off of my media cards to prepare for the to afternoon shoots. I had taken so many photographs that it took a very long time to do the download. As a result I left late for the second shoot with the Northwest Houston Photo Club at Discovery Green. The weatherman had forecast rain. It never rained where I was but there were from heavy drizzles.
In the process I was very near one of the locations for the evening photoshoot and decided to check it out. On the way I discovered that Sparkey's was open. I had been trying to get a Sparkey's hamburger for four months and since I was there I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I also went across the street to visit with Miss Vickie at the Clutch City Convenience Store.