Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ingalls Homestead photo walk results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Ingalls Homestead Photo Walk in DeSmet last week. The light wasn't what I'd call "magical," but it was a good time and it seemed everyone was getting something they were happy with.

I started out shooting some pretty standard shots.

The shadow from the windmill quickly caught my eye and I started working with it.

As I was editing the picture above in Photoshop I decided to attempt a partial black and white conversion. Not sure I like it, but it was worth a try.

That lead to a technique I like much better. The wagon wheel here is full color as shot, but I removed all color from the rest of the image and then added a sepia filter over it.

I don't think I'll ever be known as an "artistic" photographer that shoots many abstract images open to the viewer's interpretation, but I like to try something different every once in a while. I call this one "Cat Ascending a Staircase." Interpret it however you'd like.

Thanks again to the photographers who participated. Walker Keith Hemmelman has posted his shots at and Donna Palmlund's are on her Facebook page at Donna Palmlund. Anyone else who wants to share can leave a link in the comments to this post.

Also very special thanks to Tim, Joan, Ann and Dianne at the Ingalls Homestead. We had a great time.


dvaughn said...

Wish I could've been there! I especially like the first shot with the windmill shadow...
It's really nice!

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks Dave. It was a good time.