L.A. stories

Two, so far. 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 1600 and ISO 800–very cloudy. Did crop. Still nervous about ‘people’ photography, so not always framing well enough for a full frame.

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Certain Dark Things

Photography assignment based on a line from Neruda’s Sonnet 17: ‘I love you as certain dark things are loved, / secretly, between the shadow and the soul. / I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries / hidden within itself the light of those flowers,’

En Sueño Violeta En Sueño Rosa En Sueño Naranja En Sueño RojoEn Sueño Amarillo

Deep. Purple.

New class assignment on flowers. Haven’t the time for elaborate settings, so concentrating on the lighting. Hubby recommended color vs B&W. I need to see the rest before my decision.

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Still working through the low-light limits of my camera. f/5/6, 55 mm, 1/160. Lighting natural, but proximity to the the source dictated by mobility limits of subjects.