Monochrome Monkey

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome.

In February of this year, we visited the four cave temples in Badami, in the Indian state of Karnataka.  As we climbed to the site, we exchanged looks with this wistful monkey.  We each kept our distance.

This photo was taken on February 15, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, 31 mm.

Budapest 25 October 1956

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with numbers on it.

In Budapest, Hungary, in the pavement a hundred yards or so from the Parliament building, a set of stairs lead to an underground museum called, precisely,

In memoriam 1956. October 25. Memorial and Exhibition

This museum captures the events of October 25, 1956, when the Hungarian State Security Police massacred Hungarian citizens in the square in front of the Parliament building.  A student revolt led to the collapse of the government. However, Soviet troops invaded Hungary on November 4, and by January 1957, the Soviet Union controlled Hungary.  After 33 years, the Republic of Hungary was declared on October 23, 1989, and the story of the Revolution could be told.

The photo below is of the outside of the barrier wall adjacent to the stair steps down to the memorial.

This photo was taken on April 21, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 500, f/9.0, 1/30 sec, 18 mm.

Waiting for the science to be in…

We are continuing our class in Photoshop at a local college and are continuing our use of photomontage to learn the features of the program.

The following image, entitled “Waiting for the science to be in…”, is a composite of open source photos (found via Google Image search) and one photo scanned (a requirement of the assignment) from a beach magazine called “LocalLife”. As before, the general theme is being oblivious to dramatic changes in our climate.

After the Glaciers

We are taking a digital imaging class to learn Photoshop. This week’s homework is a photomontage. This is similar to collages we made in art class except for the glue all over everything.

The following image, entitled “After the Glaciers”, is a composite of photos we took at the beach and one image (the golfer) obtained from Google images. The lightning was created using a brush downloaded from Brusheasy.  This is a first attempt and we hope to improve over the semester.

An Early Fall

This is a picture we made last fall for a class on studio lighting. We don’t have battery powered lights, so the lighting setup was powered by extension cords and placed just to the left of the image. The apples were suspended using “invisible” threads. The idea for the photo was inspired by the work of Magritte.

An Early Fall

Silhouette with Van Gogh

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: SilhouettesLens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes.

In April we attended the Van Gogh Starry Night exhibit at the ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES PARIS.   Viewers are immersed in moving images taken from Van Gogh’s works.   Here is the silhouette of a tall man walking in front of “Self-Portrait” (1889) as the projected image moves on the wall.  Van Gogh appears to be exchanging glances with the man as they pass each other.

This photo was taken on April 8, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 1000, f/3.5, 1/4 sec, 18 mm.