I picked up a new (old) lens at Goodwill the other day. It’s a Minolta 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 lens with a macro switch. It’s a neat little lens, and it’s very heavy (a few ounces shy of the 70-210 “Beercan”)! The macro is a paltry .25x, but it has nice colors, nonetheless.
Saturday night, after the snow, we had a very impressive sunset; unfortunately, I didn’t get to a good vantage point to get any real “sharable” pictures. I did, however, hang around town and play with some long exposure photography. This is a combination of three long exposure shots: one 8 seconds, one 20 seconds, and one 30 seconds.
No picture for this post. In fact, this isn’t even a post meant for entertainment! This post is destined for greatness, for in this post, you have the chance to lend your voice to the development of this site.
When I first set out to create a photography blog, I was torn between differing formats. I like the idea of a gallery, but galleries are for people with lots of fantastic work and large audiences willing to click through the galleries; I have neither. I thought about making a photo essay site, where every post would be a set of photos along with a story, but I didn’t think I could stay quite as committed, so I decided to make a purely image-centric blog, filled with images and nothing else. Yet, here I am, using my keyboard instead of my camera.
I need some feedback.
Should I leave the format as it is, just images with tech specs in the mouseover? Or should I start writing something with each post to explain, propound, or just accompany the image? I know that the WordPress community is quite vocal, so don’t be shy!
Your feedback is more than welcome, and feel free to comment on anything else: shooting style, editing, site format, logo, the color of the sky…