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frogmanslightschool:

When a Photograph Doesn’t Quite Work
Giant’s Causeway is one of the coolest places I have ever been. It’s ancient and volcanic and primal. Geology is my one true love, and to be up close with something so perfect is overwhelming.
I took about 500 photographs in the few hours I spent there. I was losing daylight very quickly, and it had been raining for days, so the rocks were slick with algae and very slippery. I couldn’t bring my tripod with me, lest I sacrifice my balance and risk cracking my skull open. I had to settle for hand holding everything, which at the time seemed just fine, but in post I realized the error of my ways.
I kept my ISO as low as possible, to avoid noise. This, in turn, meant that I had to keep my aperture wide open, which was the biggest mistake I could have made in a place like this. I used my wide angle lens at 24mm, and my shallow depth of field coupled with the lens distortion created corners of my images that were blurry and just plain weird looking.
While this is a great photograph, it’s not THAT great. Lesson learned. Tripod backpack is on order from Amazon.
Photography by Bex
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Camera
Canon EOS 6D
ISO
400
Aperture
f/4
Exposure
1/100th
Focal Length
25mm

frogmanslightschool:

When a Photograph Doesn’t Quite Work

Giant’s Causeway is one of the coolest places I have ever been. It’s ancient and volcanic and primal. Geology is my one true love, and to be up close with something so perfect is overwhelming.

I took about 500 photographs in the few hours I spent there. I was losing daylight very quickly, and it had been raining for days, so the rocks were slick with algae and very slippery. I couldn’t bring my tripod with me, lest I sacrifice my balance and risk cracking my skull open. I had to settle for hand holding everything, which at the time seemed just fine, but in post I realized the error of my ways.

I kept my ISO as low as possible, to avoid noise. This, in turn, meant that I had to keep my aperture wide open, which was the biggest mistake I could have made in a place like this. I used my wide angle lens at 24mm, and my shallow depth of field coupled with the lens distortion created corners of my images that were blurry and just plain weird looking.

While this is a great photograph, it’s not THAT great. Lesson learned. Tripod backpack is on order from Amazon.

Photography by Bex

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lasagnamills:

regina mills appreciation week

day 2: favorite scene 

I could write poems on how this scene is important (plus the part that didn’t make it to the gifset) but I’ll just say this is my favorite because it shows how much Regina understands herself. And I just wonder how many times she lied in her bed at night wondering what would’ve happened if she entered that tavern and met Robin, but knowing Regina, I also know that after a while she would’ve just stopped thinking about it because it was just too hard. Maybe, she buried that moment in her mind very deeply, but then meeting Tinker Bell again brought it all back. And she finds herself opening up to that fairy, someone whose life she ruined - just like other hundreds, maybe thousands - but someone she did care about and maybe felt a little bit guilty about what she did. Someone that brought back this strong and agonizing memory, the biggest “what if” in her life, that she had buried before. This is the first time we see Regina legitimately speaking about her past and her choices, about how she chose anger over hope, and most importantly, how she managed to convince Tinker Bell this wasn’t the right choice. Because she knows better than anyone why it isn’t. 

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