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Top Pick Thursday

Top Pick Thursday

This week’s Top Pick Thursday is from a local photographer – well, local to me being about an hour away – Michael Lawrence.  Michael’s work has been inspiring me over the last year with his compositions and natural lighting images.  You may recognize some of his work through my work because he has captured some locations in the Lancaster area that I also have shared… and sometimes, a tobacco barn looks like a tobacco barn no matter where it is 🙂

You can see Michael’s work on his Flickr account and also his website.  The shot I’m sharing – technically, the shot that he’s allowing me to share! – today is definitely a Spring shot:

"The Jefferson Memorial" - © Michael Lawrence Imaging
“The Jefferson Memorial” – © Michael Lawrence Imaging

“Shot just a couple of minutes before sunrise. The Jefferson Memorial is under construction, which made close-up shots not so desirable. Just a few minutes after this was taken the wind picked up and made any type of sharp images nearly impossible.” – Michael

 

See the other Top Pick Thursday posts.

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Top Pick Thursday

This week’s Top Pick is from a great photographer that has a pretty big web presence so I’m quite happy that he’s allowing me to share his image with you… You may have seen it already.  I’m happy to present this image from Scott Wyden.  Scott’s site is great and his content is great; always willing to share information to novices and pros alike.

The depth of focus (DOF) really pulls the viewer into the image and directly at the signage.  I love the contrasting colors and sky and it has a “dreamy” feel to it.  I’m not sure who dreams about diners, but I can tell you New Jersey has a few…

 

Americana Diner by Scott Wyden
Americana Diner by Scott Wyden

 

Be sure to catch up with Scott’s work on his website and if you’re into following folks on Twitter, his handle is @scottwyden.


Top Pick Thursday

I’ve been following quite a few photographers on the web for a while now.  There are a few out there that make everything seem easy and defined.  Every shot has a methodology to it that speaks to the quality of that final image.  There are others out there that are hit or miss when describing how and why they made a particular image the way they did.

Today’s “Top Pick Thursday” is brought to you by Mahesh Thapa – the self-proclaimed Starving Photographer of starvingphotographer.com.  After reading his “About” page, you can clearly see that he is an intelligent person – and one that can articulate his ideas in photography and in writing.  This image is well composed, perfectly exposed and is of a very interesting subject.  So what?  There’s icing to this cake -> a few tips on making better landscape photos.  These tips are ones that I’ve read and seen several places, but what makes them great is you can see that it is practiced by Mahesh in several (if not all?!) photos on his website.  I certainly could have used this information when starting out…

Light on Discovery - (c) 2011 - Mahesh Thapa - the Starving Photographer

Light on Discovery - (c) 2011 - Mahesh Thapa - the Starving Photographer

Be sure to check out the rest of Mahesh’s work.  And any of you West Coasters up in Seattle, give him some love and go shooting with him 🙂