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This quick post is for @Bhir and @ Butterfly109_af…What’s the “af” stand for?
These two ladies humored me with a game of 20 questions trying to figure out what heck this photo is.
Bonnie finally hit the nail on the head JUST before I was about to give in and tell her. Its the door bell to the house in Vegas. The first time I saw it I said, “That looks like the doorbell to Hell.” (Ironically, it was). It was months later that I finally figured out how I wanted to make this doorbell and my imagination mesh into colorful pixels.
Sometimes photography is hard work. I fear that the millions on IG forget or don’t realize that this is true. These two photos are unedited. I didn’t add clouds or bright lights. I didn’t increase saturation or make the blacks darker… I spent three hours capturing what my imagination already saw.
I decided to take the picture from underneath. Since I didn’t own a real tripod at the time (now I have a real tripod and no camera) I had build one, jenga style.
I grabbed a small desk that a roommate had left.
A cutting board to make it level.
And I needed the towel to keep it from sliding.
The most challenging part of taking this picture was controlling the light. There is a street lamp directly behind me and light leakage from around the front. I cut and taped boxes to the stucco (not an easy task) and stood on a chair with a towel to block the light street lamp. I had to use two towels to make it dark enough.
Figuring out the right combination of light and camera settings took about three hours and a lot of exercise. Exposure time: 15 seconds. Fstop 3.2 Did I mention that in Vegas, at night, it is still about 100 degrees?
The only way you’d be able to figure out what these next three macros are would be to become psychic…..
And if you’re psychic, we have a lot to talk about….