One thing I hoped would happen when I started this blog is that I would learn. I have, in fact, learned a lot. The analytics built into the sight are quite neat to view and analyze. One thing I noticed is that pictures of things that are often photographed don’t really make a big wave. The more obscure a picture, or the more personal, the more response it gets. For example, I posted a beautiful picture of the Manhattan skyline just after sunset. It is one of my favorites. The response was positive, but muted. I posted a picture of glowing chairs suspended in the air, and that had a much bigger response.
When considering pictures of the Eiffel Tower, I took this angle because it isn’t the typical angle you see. I am sure there are still thousands of the tower from this angle, but it isn’t the classical one of the full tower. I like the angle and I tried to add a little bit of individuality through the postprocessing, giving the picture a slight blur. I’ll be interested to see what the reception is.
This was a cell phone snapshot. I took this one evening while on a business trip, and didn’t have my Canon 600D with me. The iPhone 5S camera is good enough and I challenged myself to get some good shots. Not many came out, simply because the camera is great in well-lit surroundings, but weak in low light. Nonetheless, I do like the way this shot came out…with a little postprocessing to help it along.
Camera: iPhone 5S
Shutter Speed: 1/230