Oil Can Project – OCP20
The second image in my next wave of updates to the Oil Can Project. This oil can presented a few more challenges in the setup as well as the post processing. Most of the oil cans I have found are dark and well aged. This one is quite bright and shiny. The decal on the front is a very bright yellow which required some manipulation of the monochrome conversion in order for it to stand out against the oil can itself.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 15s, 27mm, f/11, ISO 200
Oil Can Project – OCP19
I have been way to complacent and it has been way too long since I truly worked on my Oil Can Project. I remedied that situation on Sunday. I was determined to find a good space in my apartment to use for my creative, indoor projects.
I have this extra long, pub height table in my dining area and I knew it could be utilized to my advantage. The large sliding glass doors are on the left and all the kitchen lighting is on the right. I figured out a way to hold the backdrops with one of my travel tripods and I cleaned up my reflective acrylic squares which I use to create the reflections. I had my new “studio”.
The light from the sliding glass doors was not as controllable as I had hoped but I could adjust the intensity of the kitchen lighting. Luckily when I bought curtains for the doors I selected light canceling ones. I adjusted the amount of light in the kitchen and was able to achieve the look I wanted. I definitely feel more comfortable with a static light setup than I do using a couple of flashes. I think my next big purchase is a Lume Cube setup.
This is the first result from my Sunday session. I have quite a few oil cans that I have picked-up over the last couple of years that I have not photographed. I guess this is a warning that my stream will be a little full of these images in the next few days.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 20s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 200
WDW in B&W – WBW32
Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World
I have been on a bit of a streak with the B&W images of Walt Disney World of late. Probably has nothing to do with the crappy weather up here in Upstate NY. Although I did appreciate the days of almost 60 deg weather, it melted all the snow and left everything looking brown and dirty. Not very photogenic. It did give me a chance to get back to some of the images from last year’s trip that have been waiting for me to process…
Odyssey of Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/7.1, ISO 400
WDW in B&W – WBW31
Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World
Crossroads of Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/500s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 400
WDW in B&W – WBW30
Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World
Dreaming Through Life
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200
WDW in B&W – WBW29
Epcot, Walt Disney World
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/9, ISO 200
WDW in B&W – WBW28
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
Last August when I was in Walt Disney World I finally managed to have good conditions for a sunset behind Cinderella Castle. One of my favorite images is the Castle Sunset image from that trip. I also was able to get the image with the sun peeking out from behind one of the castle’s spires. As I started to process this image it was taking on a dream-like feeling for me and there is no better way for me to convey that feeling than to convert this image to B&W. Toss in a little highlight glow and the Orton effect to complete the dream…
Living in a Dream
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 1/200s, 9mm, f/11, ISO 200