Sojourns

Reflections on a year in 365 photographs

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Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-SEVENTY-NINE

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A toad seeks shelter after the thunderstorm tonight.

After the Rain

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Written by Brian Fancher

June 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-SIXTY-SIX

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Tuesday night street scene with a musician on Market Street

Street Music

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Written by Brian Fancher

June 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-FIFTY-TWO

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Downtown Charleston on Market Street

Rendevous

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Written by Brian Fancher

June 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-FORTY-SEVEN

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A child plays in the fountain at Waterfront Park in downtown Charleston, SC.

Surprise!

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Written by Brian Fancher

May 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-FORTY-FIVE

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Tuesday night street scene #3.

Boutique

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Written by Brian Fancher

May 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-THIRTY-EIGHT

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Another Tuesday Night street scene in downtown Charleston, SC

Street Walkers

Considering the image:  My Tuesday nights are becoming “street scene Tuesdays” since I am out and about in the evening.  Here is a shot of the old Riviera theater on King Street in downtown Charleston.  It makes a good backdrop for capturing a street scene.  All you have to do is wait for something interesting to happen.

Making the photograph:  I wanted to capture people walking with just a bit of blurred motion, while people standing would be mostly sharp.  To do that I used ISO 800 to keep the shutter speeds relatively high, 1/15th in this case at f/4 on the EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk I.  I used my standard black and white post processing with a green filter applied, some brightness and contrast on the theater sign, and then a nice tritone when the image was done.

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Written by Brian Fancher

May 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Project 365:ONE-HUNDRED-THIRTY-ONE

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Calhoun and King Streets at night in Charleston, SC

Flow

Considering the image:  Calhoun and King Street in downtown Charleston is one of the busiest intersections as well as a great place to grab a java and people watch.  The Francis Marion Hotel and the Starbucks coffee shop make a great backdrop for this long exposure of the street traffic.  They also meant there would surely be people in the image.  Without them, this would be a boring shot.  There might have been more foot traffic but I suppose most of the College of Charleston students are either studying for exams or done and gone for the summer.

Making the photograph:  For this photograph out came the trusty EF 24mm f/2.8 in order to capture most of the hotel facade.  I set the camera to aperture priority,  ISO to 100 and closed down the aperture to f/18 in order to get a 10 second exposure that would render the car lights as trails.  I had to keep the overall exposure down to -2EV to prevent blown highlights on the upper level of the hotel and inside the Starbucks.  Post processing was a black and white conversion using the green filter setting and adjusting slightly, high pass contrast layer, sharpening, cropping, and tri-toning.

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Written by Brian Fancher

May 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm