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Day 38/39 of 365 - Lost and Found

Soak in a beautiful sunset and take a trip to Charles Island for days 38 and 39 of Fritz Photography's 365 photo project.

Day 38 & 39 of 365 - Lost and Found

First and foremost I have to apologize to my followers. Yesterday a blog was not posted due to "technical difficulties" on my end. Not to worry! I did post the picture on Facebook but I will post it along with today's picture as well.

Yesterday's shot is of the beautiful golden sunset we had the other day. It was one of the most vivid and saturated sunsets I have ever seen. Although it was short lived and didn't cover the entire sky, it was very beautiful and this picture does not do it justice!

We have all heard the tale of hidden treasure on Charles Island. On my visit to the island I did not find the treasure we all generally think of. The treasure I found was the beauty of the clouds and deep blue tones of the sky above it.

I actually didn't know how to capture its beauty in a picture but I did my best. Today's shot is merely what I saw that day. No planned angles or tricks. Just my sight through my camera. Enjoy!

-Bill Fritz
Fritz Photography
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JJ Richards March 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Both are beautiful shots Bill as always your sure on a top class roll
Colette Lattanzi March 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM
awesome pics!
Fritz Photography (Bill Fritz) March 28, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Thanks Ed but this is how I envision my photos to look like. I dont move "sliders" around with hopes of getting a sweet spot. I know what I want. I dont use photoshop or Topaz Adjust. Just lightroom for saturation and sharpening. I appreciate your critique. Thanks for viewing!
Fritz Photography (Bill Fritz) March 28, 2012 at 02:56 AM
None taken Ed. My photography tends to make others speak up against my methods quite often so I'm used to it. :) when you said you personally get more pleasure out of trying to capture something in camera that is real as opposed to creating it in a program made me think you were implying my photos were fake/heavily photoshopped. Since you have been shooting for so long I don't have to explain to you what hdr is. That is the method used in the sunset photo. I shot 5 exposures to get it to look as Real in luminance, close as possible to what my eye can see. I used Lightroom after that for 10% vibrance boost and 25% sharpening :)
Fritz Photography (Bill Fritz) March 28, 2012 at 03:24 AM
I can relate to that. And perhaps it is a phase that I'm going through like you have in your time as a photographer. I've been shooting professionally for 15 years myself as I can say that my style changes everyday. I got bored of shooting normal landscapes and happened to enjoy the *HEY IM AN HDR PHOTO* look. It intrigues me in ways normal photos don't. And I'm sure that opinion of mine will change. But for now that's what I do :) thanks for understanding and thanks for your comment. Have a good night Ed! BTW I would love to see some of your work. 40 years is a monumental amount of time as a photographer! Your pics must be great
Fritz Photography (Bill Fritz) March 28, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Glad that method works for you! I like the color look. That's why I boosted it up :)
Colette Lattanzi March 28, 2012 at 05:53 AM
As I enjoy many styles of photos, landscape portraits etc, I find I always come upon these types of debates....Photography is a form of art, therefore, while having certain guidelines as far as how your equipment and programs work and help your art, it should be up to the artist to decide how they want their art to look, and use all available equipment and programs as they see fit. Not everyone will appreciate or like different styles and that's OK. Art is in the eye of the beholder... I agree with my brother's comments on this type of subject. Here are his thoughts: "Shouldn't the person who took the picture decide whether or not to use a program to alter or enhance it if they so choose? I suppose the 'ART' is being compromised? How 'bout this, whatever makes the picture set the tone the picture taker is looking for is the right way to go whether that mean photoshopping the heck out of it or leaving it the heck alone. Sick of this elitist tone from so called 'photographers' who are technically proficient at what they do, but couldn't see a good shot with the eye of Sauron. Art lies in the vision of the finished product and it's subsequent ability to convey a feeling, not in your light meter. Tell 'em to suck your tripod Bill." No offense meant by posting this. Just thought it was a very open minded point.
carol van pala March 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Beautiful pics-I just love the sky above the ocean - we have a beautiful sky in Milford.
tjc360 April 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Right on...its still your picture either way.

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