Monday, June 23, 2008

Beautiful Sky and a Trick

As I was driving, I saw this incredible skyscape and immediately pulled over to snap. Normally it's not a great idea to shoot into the sun, so I had to hurry before it moved from behind the cloud cover.

That's when I realized I was viewing this scene through my new sun glasses with sepia lenses.I wanted the photo to look just the way I was seeing things;  so I took off my glasses, placed them over the lens of the camera, and snapped away. Yes, you could do this with your photo software, but the sunglasses produce a different look. Reminds me of the good old days when I carried around a camera, various lenses, and tons of filters, including the UV filter for taking photos through glass, the sepia filter, the portrait filter, the macro filter, etc.  Using sunglasses is so much easier!


Annapurna said...

Cool idea and great picture. The other day while we were driving down to the country, I was taking pictures of storm clouds and my 7 yr old asks me why I am taking pictures of boring clouds. What does he know, right?
"fehdnvmf", my word verification today :-)

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Anna,

Yes, the kids thought I was crazy for all the stopping I'd do to take photos UNTIL they caught the photo bug! I've gone out several times with each of the girls just to take photos.

Took the older daughter out to show her what to do a couple of years ago, but her photos were way better than mine, so now I just shut up! Too funny!

That's a good word verification--wonder why you got no "q?" Seems like I always get at least one q.