Good afternoon! I have had a busy week at the day job. I’ve also been working on building up my TikTok, so I haven’t had as much free time to get blog posts ready every morning. But, I’m really enjoying my TikTok stuff. I’m also fine with only posting the better stuff on my blog, so I think it’s working out. Speaking of better stuff, I got these shots this week at the Big Four Bridge in Downtown Louisville.
Well, I finally figured out what to do with my TikTok account. For a few days I’ve been making short TikTok’s of me trying to get good street photography photos while I’m out on my lunch breaks. It’s very hit or miss, but I kind of like doing it. It gives me something else to do even when I don’t end up getting anything good.
Also, I got this photo while I WASN’T making a TikTok, because making TikTok’s AND trying to get good photos is actually kinda hard. Still gonna keep doing it, though.
I went to the Highlands with my new 24mm lens to see if I could get anything interesting over the weekend. I stand by my thoughts from the other day about this lens; it’s good for capturing scenes and sets and vibes in areas. I think my 50mm is better for capturing interesting shots of people. You can see the full resolution of the photos on my Flickr.
I’ve stumbled into the ancient art of sepia toning and cross processed photography. Sepia toning is a chemical process that makes black and white images look more brown. I like the look a lot. It was a gateway to me discovering cross processed photography. Cross-processing is basically using the wrong chemicals on photos in the darkroom. It usually gives a copper toned look to the highlights. That being said, I do it all with digital images in Lightroom because I don’t use film. So, I essential just do split-toning with the highlights and the shadows.
As you can see in the images below, sepia toning isn’t that far off from black and white to the human brain. However, cross processed images look a little copper toned. You can probably tell those apart without the image and a black and white side-by-side. See the full resolutions of the images on my Flickr.