Reflection in the Door
Back in July, I had the pleasure of attending a Paul Wingler photography seminar – The Art of Seeing. As a Master Photographer, Paul shared his extensive knowledge and experience on what makes a good photograph. The day included an on location photo shoot at the Eno River. The beautiful old grist mill, which dates back to 1778 was one of many possible subjects. After about an hour of shooting we meet back at Treyburn Country Club in Durham where we edited our images and chose two to be critiqued. The image you see here is not the one presented to the class, but rather the image presented to class — re-edited using Paul’s suggestions. I later emailed Paul this image re-edited in two versions. One in color (this one) and one in grayscale. His vote went to the grayscale image, but I think I like this one better. Something about the blue sky in the reflection that I love. Click HERE to see the grayscale version.
Shot with my 24-105mm lens, at 28mm, ISO200, f4.0. Edited using Photoshop and Topaz software. I’ll also add this was shot in Manual Mode which falls outside of my comfort zone. My standard mode of operation is AV Mode, but I’m determined to learn Manual. Paul helped me with this while we were out shooting and showed me how easy shooting Manual can be.
To learn more about Paul Wingler, please visit his Website and check out his Facebook page. In addition to being a great teacher, Paul is also an active part of Living Light Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the people of Honduras. Facilitating clean water, health education and building schools are current priorities that are being realized thanks to the help of Paul and other volunteers.