Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year, New Home, New Problems

Nothing much tea related to post today, but I did want to check in and let everyone know that posts will be resuming shortly as promised. Thank you for your continuing interest in my humble blog. During my two month hiatus, I expected my hits to take a nose dive, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I have settled in nicely to my new home, and I love it. Problem is I have been here for three weeks, and I am now sure that the sun never directly touches my apartment. This is nice for sleeping in and watching movies during the day, but is dramatically effecting my photography.

What light I do get is very blue. This is easily corrected with a little editing (pictured), but still doesn't leave me with sufficient light for good quality close up shots.

I am a lazy and spoiled photographer. I am used to simply waiting for the sun to come up, adjust my exposure, and go. Now I am going to have to get a lot more familiar with white balance, and light boxes or flashes or whatever else that the less luminous blessed folks have to use.

6 comments:

Lewis said...

I feel for your lighting issues. It can be a serious challenge, and winter doesn't make it any easier.

I wish you all the best in getting even more settled.

Bill said...

Cool bro, I wish you well in your new place!

Hop

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Ming said...

You just might get all the sun you'd want in the summer months. I live in Austin, during the summer i have sun from 3pm to sunset, but in the winter the house is too dark for my liking. I know nothing about photography, just like a home with natural lighting and enjoy drinking tea without having to turn on the lights :)

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