“Construction Access Only”; 1/20/13, 10:30 a.m.; Salt Lake City, UT; f/5.3; 1/250; Nikon D5100; Brightness, Saturation, Blacks
“Pondering Cat”; 1/20/13, 10:45 a.m.; Salt Lake City, UT; f/11.0; 1/125; Nikon D5100; Saturation, Blacks
“Bike Rack”; 1/20/13, 10:45 a.m.; Salt Lake City, UT; f/5.3; 1/125; Nikon D5100; Saturation, Blacks
“SLC Graffiti”; 1/20/13, 10:45 a.m.; Salt Lake City, UT; f/5.0; 1/80; Nikon D5100; Cropped, Saturation
“Orange Basket”; 1/20/13, 11:15 a.m.; Salt Lake City, UT; f/5.0; 1/30; Nikon D5100; Cropped, Exposure, Brightness
I spent the weekend in Salt Lake City, so I had a chance to go out into the city and find some interesting things to shoot. I chose the color orange because I thought it would be a challenge and I’d end up with some pretty unique shots. My favorite is the picture of the orange/yellow cat against the orange suitcase; I just wish he wasn’t behind a glass wall.
Shooting these photos was the first time I’ve ever used a polarizing lens filter, so I had a lot of fun playing with it to bring out different colors in different shots–especially with the graffiti walls. It was interesting how quickly my brain adjusted to looking for orange once I started driving around the city in search of things to shoot. I’m sure this is the case with many aspects of photography: it just takes a little time and patience.