Tuesday, August 18, 2015


This was my other shot submitted for the BAPC assignment of "AMERICANA".  Interestingly enough this was what I considered to be my "A" shot for the night, but it turned out to be the lowest scoring photo of the night.  Meanwhile "The Pie Lady", see previous post, was the highest scoring.  Judges didn't like the effect, which started as and in-camera Olympus "art filter" and went on from there.  I guess what I liked the most about it is that it's exactly what I intended the shot to be from the time I took it.  An over-the-top representation of an over-the-top event, hence the early selection of the fish eye lens.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


This was one of my shots entered at the Bay Area Photo Club under the August Honor's Night assignment of "AMERICANA".  Dianne and I built the set and she posed as the "The Pie Lady."  The judges liked the shot and awarded it with a Gold award and enough points to make it high for the night.  I shot it with my tripod mounted OMD-EM1 and a 12-60 f2.8 lens in mostly late evening light.  I did add a little light from the lower right of the shot to help brighten Dianne in the shot.