Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Worship

Chapel in Calico Ghost Town

8 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

Love those monochromatic tones!!! (Did I spell that right??) ;o)

Scott said...

Cool. Must be LDS, there is no cross on the steeple.

Loyce said...

What a unique chapel. Is this the real color or is it sepia toned? The whites don't seem to have much of a yellowish tone, as they do with sepia toning. That's the reason I asked.

I love the composition as well, Karen.

Karen said...

Hi Loyce. The rock is really this color, about the same color as the shingles on the roof. It is not sepia, but I have used a PS action that I love on certain images, in fact it's called 'Old West' and it's from the Pioneer Woman's Blog. I used this same action on the portrait of the saddle maker. Once in a while it's fun to use a bit of creative license!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

what a great image! love the texture and tones! on another note...do use fill flash for back lit portraits?

Karen said...

Hi Donna,
My goal with portraits is to make sure the eyes are bright & sparkly with expression. In backlit situations I try to bounce light back to the eyes and often use a soft reflector like in these photos. (Except the last one which was shot after the sun went down with a handheld Home Depot spotlight.) I experiment with all kinds of lights - car lights, flashlight, etc. (One of these days I'll have to learn to use studio lights!!) My least favorite is on camera fill flash because the light overall is so flat. If I have to use my flash, I use it off camera, and occasionally take the time to set up 2 off camera flashes. Usually this is to fussy for me, and I lose the spontaneity. What do you do???

A Life In Focus Photography said...

i have only used fill flash on my camera and with a sync cord. i haven't bought a reflector yet and no nothing of studio or continuous lighting. a big gap here on lighting for me. something i need to address! i have tried to bounce the fill light when i can.

Anna said...

Caren, I love what you did here. You know earth tones were always my favorite colors. Anna :)