I’m not very skilled and keen on animal photography, and insects especially, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation when this dragonfly sat on a plant just 1 metre away from me! And as I was trying to take a shot extremely carefully and focusing manually, the beauty was just sitting there posing.
Does anyone happen to know what kind of dragonflies it is? Just curious what happened to be in my focus.
It’s not very often these days when I get a chance to take pictures in the street. Today was special. My family and I went to the seafront and walked along the shore. At some place we saw a street musician playing saxophone. I wanted to take a photo of him but suddenly some boys passing by started dancing to the music. Amazing!
I shot “from the hip”, so I couldn’t actually see the photo I was gonna take until I saw it on the camera’s display, and I wouldn’t get a second chance as the situation changed really fast. All the dancing was spontaneous and took only a minute.
This picture was originally taken by my Nikon DSLR with an old manual Nikkor lens and it was in colour of course. Later I edited it using a film preset to imitate Ilford HP5 film .
Though from a distance the photo could look like a film one, still I see almost no analogue spirit in it despite this quite authentic preset. I like film photography, so I try to use those presets when editing my rare digital shots, but I always doubt if it adds anything to the pictures or ruins them.
Does this filmish effect spoil the photo? Below is the original.