This month Becky B invites us to share our #WalkingSquare trails with her. Still Restless Jo shares her walks every week and lets us link up to her post. Then, this Sunday, Terri Webster Schrandt got on the trail with Sunday Stills. Lens-Artist, Sofia teaches us about exposure, and of course, John always wants to see our Cell Pics Sunday posts. Cee always gives us a chance to shine. This week for CMMC we get to do macros, and I have a couple of those in the “closer look” gallery.
and we’re off
Today we go back for a closer, squarer look at the Cape Meares Lighthouse Trail near foggy Oceanside, Oregon. On the way, we met friends having a get-together. Some of them were a little tired after their walk. Fortunately, Terri and I didn’t find the trail that challenging.
I started out with the rectangular posts. Squaring them cut out too much information even though they are square in the gallery. For the most part, I think that squaring the photos strengthens the focal points.
a closer look along the trail
For all of these photos, I played with exposure in the processing phase of the photographic walk rather than working with the aperture. Tina talked about bringing a photo into focus by removing the background. I also like having a blurry background, which is the case in the first and third pictures of this gallery.
playing with exposure
This is the same as the middle picture above. Which do you like best and why? Below is the same picture in color.