27/365 – Arboretum Relaxing

My house is currently on the market (anyone need a lovely home in Lexington??), and there was a showing tonight so I had to get out of the house for an hour or so. It gave me a great excuse to go sit in the arboretum and just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. I have been sitting in front of a computer editing for days straight now, so it was nice to have a break.

The shot at hand is actually about ten pictures merged together. It is done using the Brenizer Method, which I have come to absolutely love. For those of you who don’t know, this method is done kind of like how you would create a panorama. You take multiple pictures of a scene, moving the camera across the area you want to capture (like rectangular puzzle pieces). These pictures are then merged together using Photoshop or various other programs to create one image. With the Brenizer Method it is possible to get a wide-angle look while still having an extremely shallow depth of field (which is exactly what I love). If anyone would like to know more about it I would be more than happy to go into more detail, so feel free to ask!

And, just another reminder to go vote and pass it on to everyone you know!

125/365 – Plaster Covered

In my summer class today we had to mix and pour 200 pounds of plaster into big cardboard boxes. It was crazy exhausting work. Then some people’s boxes busted open, spilling the plaster everywhere. Me and Susannah (who the eye picture is of) rushed to help one of the guys who had that problem, and got splattered with plaster as a result. We decided we needed a picture together, which is the first somehow (despite knowing each other for 4 years). And yet it is just of our dirty feet, how nice.