Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thursday, November 17th

My first photograph was taken in Sheridan, Montana. The day was mildly overcast and it was a brisk fall afternoon. As you can see in the photograph, the trees are starting to change during the fall season. The greenness of the grass is starting to dull, and the background with mountains is present-but the colors seem to blend. I like this photograph because of the changing colors in the trees. I adjusted the contrast, shadows, and sharpness of the photograph. Also, I slightly cropped the photograph.
In my second photograph, two small deer are captured as they are running away. This photograph was taken the same day, almost same location. This can be seen in the colors of the trees and the same overcast shadow posted throughout the day. I like this photograph because of the various colors captured and the two deer. I wish that I could have gotten closer to the deer. I also notice there may be some noise in the photograph. I'm not sure how to edit this particular photograph-I have tried adjusting the contrast and shadows. This photograph is also slightly cropped.
Sierra Hentges

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tuesday, November 15th

Share 2 & Critique

Earlier in the year I posted a photograph of the Missouri bridge taken seven miles south of my hometown, Wolf Point, Montana. This photograph shows both the old bridge and the new bridge along the tree line of the Missouri River. The sky is a beautiful light blue and the water is stunning. I decided to re-edit the photograph by upping the contrast, adding highlights, and adjusting the sharpness of the photograph. I also decided to adjust the exposure of the picture.

In the next photograph, I posted a picture showing a portion of the water at Fort Peck Lake in northeastern Montana. I feel like this picture is uniquely creative because of the color pallet (picture taken at sunset) and the rain falling into the lake. I adjusted the photographs contrast, exposure, and slightly upped the sharpness.

Sierra R. Hentges

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10th

In the first photograph I chose to show, I found this online from one of my friends (a fellow Veteran) posting this picture for Veteran's Day. I decided to use this photo (with permission of course) and try and edit it to maximize it's potential. This picture appears to have been taken at sunrise off of someone's porch, looking into the light. The way the wind hits the American flag so that the light is too blinding is ideal. You can still see the light source from behind the flag, as well as a broad sky. I cropped the photograph in order to eliminate any distractors, and I'm continuing to play with the contrast and colors to get the most out of the American flag and the sunrise itself.

The next photograph I chose to show today is a picture of bright beautiful flowers.

I wanted to capture the brightness of the colors against the white picket fence in front of the gazebo, however I don't think the photograph turned out very well. If I could go back and change some things I would stand at a different angle (maybe looking directly at the flowers) and I would lower my stance just a little bit to be more eye level with the fence. It's also not super ideal that this day was overcast, I think the photograph would have turned out much differently if it had been sunny outside. I feel like some focus in the flowers are lost.

Sierra R. Hentges

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 8th

Share Two & Critique

In one of my previous posts I showed a picture of me leaning down in the middle of the road in Yellowstone National Park. There are tall trees beside the road, and mountains seen in the distant background. However, there are two red posts on both sides of the roads that unfortunately captures people's eyes away from the other aspects of the photograph. Instead of ghosting out the red posts I chose to make the photograph black and white. I think it helps avoid the problem of the red posts and it also adds to the awry-ness of the photograph itself.

For my next photograph I wanted to try a close up of an object without losing the focus or details or it in the rest of the photograph. In this picture, I chose to photograph two/three red berries found in a wooded area located in the Ruby Valley area in southwestern Montana. The lighting in this photograph is difficult because this was an overcast day which gives the pictures a natural darker lighting. I especially like how I captured the details and focus of the berries themselves, as well as the stem they are connected on. Unfortunately, the stem in the top left corner could be argued that there is more focus in this region versus the berries themselves. With further editing, I might consider lowering the brightness level and upping the contrast. An option to crop this photograph is available, might I myself want to keep the stem and center the berries within the photograph.

Sierra Hentges

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3rd

In one of my previous blog posts, I mentioned that I found beautiful pictures from the Ruby Valley Hospital website by a lady named Lynn Lowder. In this blog post I decided to show two more of her pictures. She photographs in the Ruby Valley area. In her first photograph, it is a close up picture of a fawn. It captures beautiful details, especially in the fur. I think the difficulty would be in maintaining the focus in the front of the face of the fawn, especially with the added pieces of grass. Another difficult aspect is the light source, but that would be difficult to adjust without scaring the animal.

In my second photograph, I chose to show a wild hen turkey. I like this picture because the animal is centered, focused, and the color pallet works well together. This picture was probably difficult to shoot because of the quickness in the movement of the animal.

Sierra R. Hentges