Webin' the Net is a platform for students from the Art Institute to participate in a group blog. Each week students from Web Portfolio I will come up with a concept to illustrate with a photo and a few thoughts about how that photo fits the concept.
We call them "conceptlogs".
Monday, August 6, 2012
Movement: Scott Kotelnicki
it is the trail that leads to the shot that gives life and movement.
That is my philosophical thought for the day.
did I get the shot? When I found this spot I did some test shots for
composition but know the sun was to high by this time and I would have to
return early the next day to get that wonderful morning glow. For the
composition shots I moved around and even got in the water to see different
points of view. That ended day one.
Day two I
was on site by 5:45 with a sunrise due at 6:00.
site I cleans some of the scene from dead branches. I also thought the scene
was lacking color so I added the green branches down on the lower left for
Some will disagree with any altering of the scene. Sorry
but I took my chances at offending you folk.
I used a
tripod and viewed my shot through "Live View" on the back of my
camera. I used a wide angle lens, 10-17 with a polarizer filter. The
filter allowed me to shoot into the pool to reveal the texture of the sandy
My Len was
on manual focus and my camera on manual so I could control the look of the
I shoot at
f/22 @ 30 sec. with an ISO of 160. In post production I did the usual
dodge and burn, saturation and here I have added a white vignette to keep
your eyes from falling off the page which I felt was happening.