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Advent Calendar 2015/12/01

『写真加工 Advent Calendar 2015』12/01はyancunyongが書かせて頂きます。

デジタル一眼レフを購入して早数年経ちました。最初の頃は花をよく撮っており、万博記念公園ではいつ頃どこにどんな花が咲く、なんて事も覚えていたものです。いつの頃からか撮影場所はクラブ、テキーラにまみれながらシャッターを切るようになり、最近ではバラード系の歌をうたう若いアーティストさんたちのライブ撮影を主にしております。被写体は変わっていきましたが、飲みながら撮るというスタイルだけは不変です!

その昔はトリミングなし、加工なしのいわゆる『撮って出し』ばかりでしたが、今年は、特にRAWで撮るようになってからは現像して切り取ってと、まさに『写真加工』の年でありました。

何が写真を加工することへ方向転換するきっかけだったんでしょうか?数年前からInstagramにはまってた影響があるからかもしれません。当時Instagramはスクエア写真しか扱えなかった上に、当時のiPhoneカメラではスクエア写真は撮れなかったので、写真のトリミングは必須。また素敵なフィルターもたくさんあり、写真加工というハードルが下がったのが大きいかも。また撮影場所が真っ暗なバーであったりとか、ライブを観にきてくれてるお客さんとの関係上、立ち位置を動かせないとか、撮影自体に制限がかかることが増えたことも影響していると思います。

さてさて、写真写真。また別の日も載せることができそうですので、今回は今年撮ったポートレートから。

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↑↑↑↑↑ YUSAちゃん。今は東京で頑張ってる。CDケースの裏側の写真撮りの時の別ショット。

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↑↑↑↑↑ 粧(めい)ちゃん。最近よく撮らせてもらってる。アイチューンズで配信したシングルのジャケットも撮らせてもらいました。

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↑↑↑↑↑ CyuLin(ちゅーりん)。最近よく撮らせてもらってる。昨年ボーカルユニットesf.として配信したシングルのジャケットも撮らせてもらいました。

今日選んだ3枚ですが、あろうことかどれもウイスキーを飲んでない時に撮った写真ですわ。今度は飲みながら撮ったものを選びます。

最後に。12/01を選んだのは、親父の誕生日だから。こっそり書いておこう、HAPPY BIRTHDAY。


DJ photos = K5 + fisheye + flash + action

These three photos were taken at a small party organized by my friend who lives in Nagoya.  He drove his car two hours for the party here.  We enjoyed excellent musics selected by DJs and Jack Daniel’s together.  Thanks my friend!  Music and whisky make me forget negative thinking and make me go ahead.

I also enjoyed taking photos of DJs with my PENTAX K-5 + fisheye + flash.  Using flash with slow shutter speed of 1 sec. gave these photos interesting effects, isn’t it?  It is my pleasure that you feel like listening music and smelling alcohol when you watch my photos :)


Two sunset photos taken in 2010

I’ve checked my photo stream stocked in my iMac.  My photo stream started on May 26, 2000 when I bought the first IXI digital.  I had Apple Quick Take 150 before but its photos were lost when I changed PCs.  Checking old photos makes me happy and sometimes reminds me what I have forgotten.  Each photo brings me feeling and passion when I took the photo.  I’m so happy with photography.


Sunset with electric poles and wires:  PENTAX K200D + Super-Takumar 1:1.8/55 (I forgot f stop as I used M42 mount lens, 1/4000, ISO200)


Sunset with gantry cranes:  PENTAX K-x + TAMURON A16 (f/8, 1/1000, ISO200)


February flowers in Expo’70 Memorial Park

Osaka is getting colorful day by day with flowers.  I went to the Expo’70 Memorial Park to shoot February flowers with PENTAX K-5.  Shooting colorful flowers is one reason and another reason is learning many functional buttons on K-5.  As a matter of fact, I was the main photographer for wedding party of my friends’ in the evening of same day.  I needed to practice which finger can set what function as soon as possible, hahaha.  Anyway, I like to share colorful flowers in Osaka in February with you.


Ume (Prunus mume):  PENTAX K-5 + TAMRON 272E (f/4.5, 1/1600, ISO160)


Ume (Prunus mume):  PENTAX K-5 + smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/5.6, 1/800, ISO160)


Winter sweet (Chimonanthus praecox):  smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/4.0, 1/80, ISO160)


Sasanqua (Camellia sasanqua):  PENTAX K-5 + smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/11, 1/13, ISO160)


Japanese witch hazel (Hamamelis japonica):  PENTAX K-5 + smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm ED (f/11, 1/100, ISO160)


JAZZ LIVE on January 9, 2011

I have cough and soar throat and I must catch a cold.  I gave up going out today so I had a time to check my photos I took recently.

JAZZ LIVE at BAR Remix on January 9, 2011

Ms. Junko Koyanagi (vo)


Mr. Kazuya Fukuro (b)


Mr. Yoichiro Sanya (ds)


Mr. Hiroshi Hata (g)

Their play was incredibly comfortable and all the audiences had an excellent time with great jazz music and alcohol.  As for me it was a good experience to take photos at very dark place without flash.  Considering shutter speed and ISO speed quickly was really needed this time.  I hope I can get much better photos next time.  Please check other photos of the session if you have free time.

https://picasaweb.google.com/yancunyong/JAZZLIVEOnJanuary92011#slideshow/


Two more cosmos pictures

Cosmos field in the Expo’70 Memorial Park in Osaka



Photo Quest #103 – Show us your wildlife

It was a little difficult for me to look for wildlife because most of flowers, parks and animals I can see here are not wild ones.  Anyway, I went to Expo’70 Memorial Park with my cameras.  Fortunately I met some insects in the park and all the insects in the park are, yes, wildlife.


Dragonfly:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Manual mode, f/6.3, 1/160, ISO200)

 


Praying mantis:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Av mode, f/4.0, 1/800, ISO200)

 


Bee:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Tv mode, f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO400)

I just re-seized these three photos.


Cosmos at Expo’70 Memorial Park

I visited Expo’70 Memorial Park today when my family went shopping.  It was a national holiday here in Japan on October 10 and was fine weather.  There were so many families, couples and amateur photographers in the park.  Main purpose of photographers was taking photos of cosmos.  For me, of course, cosmos :)  I got the park at noon so I had lunch and took a walk for a while.  I wanted to be in cosmos garden around 15:00 to get lower position of the sun.

Anyway, I got cosmos garden around 15:00 and I found blooming season of cosmos in the garden has just started.  I like to visit there within this month to shoot in full bloom.

Cosmos:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX-DA Fish-eye 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm (Manual mode, f/11.0, 1/400, ISO200)


Some photos taken at the athletic festival


Running like the wind:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED


Start dash:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED


Passing of the batons:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED


WPG’s Photo Quest #102 – Show us what you like or dislike about Fall/Spring

An athletic festival of an elementary school where my son goes to was held today.  It was fine weather today though weather news told tomorrow will be rainy.  I enjoyed my son’s running and dancing very much.  The athletic festival seemed a photography event because many parents took photos with their CANON, NIKON, OLYMPUS and SONY and/or recorded with video cameras.  I was the only one who took photos with PENTAX (;^_^).  Anyway, my photos are so-so fall photos because athletic festival in Japan is usually held in fall.

After the athletic festival, I went to a mountain side with my partner and son to look for more fall like objects.  And found these ones :D

Flying & dancing pink cosmos:  PENTAX K-x + TAMRON A16 (Manual mode, f/4.0, 1/250, ISO200)


Terraced rice fields in fall:  PENTAX K-x + TAMRON A16 (Manual mode, f/4.5, 1/200, ISO200)


Red spider lily:  PENTAX K-x + TAMRON A16 (Manual mode, f/2.8, 1/500, ISO200)

All three images were taken without tripod and were edited with iPhoto ’09.

I wanted to introduce Japanese fall to you so I selected typical flowers and view which were seen in fall here.
Red spider lily is one of my favorite flowers so I liked to choose the 2nd and the 3rd ones :)