So the theme for the photo shoot at St Fagans with the U3A Photography group was textures. I’ve said before that having a theme actually makes you look at familiar objects in a different way as you try and tease out from the subject something that you possibly hadn’t seen before.
In the set of pictures I’ll be posting over the next few days, I’ll be demonstrating how cropping your photo can be amazingly successful if you’ve got enough pixels on your sensor to play with, which fortunately I have.
So the first shot is taken inside the weavers cottage.
I think it’s fair to say that I’ve got a really sharp image which demonstrates the textures in the loom quite well. But what did the shot look like when it came out of the camera?
I hope you agree that the cropped image is the better of the two – that’s the only alteration to the image, no other post-rpoduction in Lightroom. [EXIF: 1/13sec @ f/1.8; ISO 1250; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G]
Another shot from the same location also demonstrates how I think you can compose in post-processing rather than in camera. I know this is sacrilege to some but I don’t care!
Above is the original image which I took to “describe” what I was seeing, it explains the setting and what goes on there, but I prefer the cropped one below which certainly addresses the brief of texture better …
Again, no other Lightroom work, other than the crop. [EXIF: 1/30sec @ f/4; ISO 800; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G]