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It has been over a year now since Lil has been in a nursing home. For a little while she seemed a little out of it but that may have been because of the medications they had her on.
At this point she has pretty much been taken off of most medications and is doing so much better for it. She went thru a period where she did not want to eat food at all and now shes back to housing her meals.
The reason I made this video when I went for a visit was because she was with it and on the ball.
Enjoy and call someone you love today.
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I receive so many portfolios from you guys and they keep coming! I’m enjoying looking at your work and as much as I’d like to talk about EVERY portfolio, I can only get to a few. Please know that if I don’t choose your website, it’s not because I didn’t like it, however I chose portfolios that I felt stood out. We all have room for improvement. I know I have tons of room for improvement. In fact, that’s what keeps me going with photography. The fact that I’m always working on my craft and can always challenge myself to grow, to improve, and to work harder.
If you have never stepped foot into a darkroom you may not have known that FILTERS were actually used. These are not the same filters that you put over your lens, these were called Contrast Filters and they went in the enlarger.
Lets look at what the filters did. Filters came in different numbers, my set of filters went from 00 to 5. The lower the number the more flat and grey and image would be, the higher the number the more contrasty it would be. I LOVED CONTRAST in my prints so I would generally start with a 3 1/2 filter and work from there. Think of this as if you were sliding the contrast filter higher in lightroom to make your images go boom.
The light from the enlarger would be filtered by these filters (or gel filters as some people have called them) and they would then expose the photo paper with that light.
I can recall one of the assignments in school was to test out every filter in the pack so that we could see exactly what each one did. The best was I learned was to see how flat the lower numbers were in comparison to the higher ones.
All I can say is I loved being in the black and white darkroom making my images go BOOM.
This is the first sample image that I am sharing form the SIGMA 18-35 F1.8 Lens for cropped sensor cameras. I borrowed a Canon T3i to use along with this lens.
This is one of the first issues I have with this lens and will discuss it more in RAWtalk and in the final review. The fact that you are spending $800 and putting it on a cropped sensor body. What I am getting at is there may be less expensive options with larger zoom ranges. But I will discuss that more in my final review of the lens.
Image details: Canon T3i 1/50th of a second at F1.8 at 1600 ISO shot at 35mm, SHOT RAW not cropped and edited in Light Room 4.
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What I LOVE the most about doing these critiques is you never know what type of images you are going to see. That is definitely what happened this time around.
A few of these images caught my eye where others did need some work. But the ones that caught my eye really had a different and interesting feel about them. The one in the kitchen in particular is my favorite from the set. It just has a feel, it’s a feel that I can’t quite explain, i just like it.
This is what photography is all about, it’s all about a feeling that you get when you look at an image. Some people will see if one way and others may see it another.
Photography comes down to emption and the response you can illicit.