Happy Valentines Day!
This morning I drove some of my kiddos to school early for choir practice. My wife and I exchanged some wonderful chocolate and each one of our kiddos got a heart full of skittles. I hope they know that we love them everyday, not just on Valentines Day. My wife and I were talking about how lucky we are to have each other.
On the way back from dropping my kiddos off, I noticed the sun had not yet risen. I pulled off the road into an old abandoned field that at one time had been home to a miniature golf business. The green outdoor felt had been worn off and faded and there looked as if there had been a small brush fire that had come through not too long ago.
The contrast of the charred bushes covered in frost was a lucky find. I wanted to capture this Raven Chima figure that I had recently ordered from bricklink. This particular figure was quite difficult to determine a setting and I had stumbled upon the perfect place!
I took a few shot in the morning light that gave a stark perspective which was perfect for a black raven.
The cool little effect for a cool morning
After getting a few shots I liked I decided to wait a bit for the sun to come up to add a warmth to the image to see how much it changed the shot.
I really like the simple effect that I stumbled upon with this shot. I wanted to show the figure in the undergrowth / raven nest and I was lucky enough to have the sun pierce through above him. In the first few shots I took you could not see the sun rays at all. Then I sighed heavily and my frozen breath hit the light and lit the scene for a brief second. I then proceeded to blow and breath hot air out over my scene (I’m full of it sometimes).
It was hard to capture the warm air just right but then I nailed it! If you look closely in the shot above you can see swirls of frozen crystals in the beams of light. It’s kind of a cool effect that I stumbled upon and I plan on using in the future again on fridgid mornings.
What are some small effects you use to add that little bit extra to your images? Share some below!