Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Sky Watch lamps they are a'changin' - or not?

From time to time one takes pictures of the same subject. Now, why should one do that? Isn't a subject once taken - taken for good?

No, it isn't. Here we have three photos of the same lamp. The main one on top was taken yesterday while the two below were taken previously and have been posted on SWF before (1 & 2). So what are the differences? Here are some:

1. The last one was taken with the sun from the back while the others with the sun from the front or partially from the side (in fact, the one today shows the other side of the lamp!)
2. The time of year are different - i.a. the seasons were different
3. There are differences in the background
4. The weather were different
5. The colour of the light were very different
6. The equipment was wholly or partially different
7. The digital exposure and treatment were different - today's post started as RAW; the others as JPEGs (thanks to Jim, John and Abe for tips)
6. I was different - i.a. my mood may have been different, I may have become a "different" photographer or whatever


I suppose I could have gone on forever.




















PS SKY WATCH FRIDAY has got its own site!

72 comments:

fishing guy said...

Rune: Very beautiful comparison photos of the lights in the Sky.

Ellyn said...

What a pretty sky behind the lamp post. The lamp itself it quite nice too.

Dewdrop said...

I love this post... great shots of the lamp post! Terrific work! I think the "halo" shot is my favorite.

ArneA said...

T believed Bob D said that the time was changing, but yes your lamps are also something different.

Juliana RW said...

wow...it is great shots...

Mine in here Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

it is creative shots for me. Well done

Hope you can Visit me also Thanks

Luke Wiley said...

These three lamps look very nice against that sky!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Julie said...

Good idea, Rune. They are each of them very beautiful but the third one seems to glow more vibrantly.

imac said...

Wonderful job Rune, Light and sky certainly makes a difference.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rune
This is a great post for any day of the week... I'm pleased you shared it with us all at Sky Watch.
All the shots are fantastic and worthy of praise.

Tom

Torsdag said...

It takes a long time to represent the resultsget, good job, Ilike the second best

Ha en god helg

Teresa said...

What a fun post! The 2nd and 3rd are my favorites.

TiOheM said...

These are great comparative photos. I like the second.

Check mine at http://tomgu.bravejournal.com

Texas Travelers said...

This is a great post, and I agree, keep looking and photographing. All very valid reasons that you state.

RAW is great and what I always use. Even I, have been known to miss an exposure by a stop now and then. (grin)

Loved the photos.

Great SWF.

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Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

All lovely photos, Rune. I'd be hard-pressed to say which was my favorite. Great Sky Watch!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

GREAT post, Rune. Makes me want to investigate the subkect a whole lot more. ;-)

Angie said...

Hi Runee,
A superb post as usual!

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Great work. A photographic report.

Max-e said...

Nice angle you have taken Rune. I like to go back and revist sujects as well. I like the way you have captured the lamps

esnorway said...

fine bilder ha en god helg

Rambling Woods said...

A unique take on sky watch with the lamps...Rambling Woods

Hyde DP said...

I like the stark honesty of the top photo - #2 is very good but after a while becomes "cute-sy" - the third is more interesting overall.

Marie said...

Fasinerande!
Eg høyrer av og til; -blir du ikkje lei av å ta bilde av det same omatt og omatt? Nei, bildet frys fast augneblinken, alltid nye vinklar og ulikt lys, forskjelleg årstid m.m. Det er det som gjer fotografering så spanande!

Ønskjer deg fine sommardagar framover :)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Hei hei:)

Et objekt kan brukes i evigheter så lenge det er en dyktig fotograf bak! Og det er du så absolutt! Kunne ikke plukke noe favoritt, for alle bildene er utrolig vakre:)

bobbie said...

Every one of these pictures is beautiful. I know I take the same pictures continually - but no two are exactly the same.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

cool that was a nice lesson for us and I great light post

kjpweb said...

Good post - not only as a Skywatch image. Like the comparison of the same object in different ambiance a lot! Good idea!
Cheers, Klaus

Anne-Berit said...

Flotte bilder,og så bra at du sa det om å ta bilder av det samme.Jeg har jo tatt en drøss av bilder av det samme motiv,men ingen er jo helt like,det er jo det som er så gøy!

Photo Cache said...

Cool. Enjoyed the blue skies the most.

ChrisJ said...

Rune: I like the lamps with the halo -- very attractive picture.

My husband and I are celebrating our 50th Anniversary next year. We are considering a cruise up the coast of Norway to celebrate. We like nature and scenery. Do you have any advice as to what we should not miss? I really would like to see the fjords and spend some time in the small towns and villages. Don't feel obligated. Just thought I'd ask.

Stine ☆ said...

Flotte bilder Rune! Helt enig, man kan helt klart ta bildet av det samme flere ganger, de vil aldri bli helt like. Og det viser du tydelig her. Tror jeg liker det siste best.
Ha en fin helg!

Berit said...

Helt topp, og motivene blir aldri oppbrukte, for det er som dagen, aldri lik den som har vært!

Ha en fin helg og fortsatt fine somerdager!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I like the way you have presented the same subject in different contexts. I like to do these kinds of shots too!

Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!
My Sky Watch Photos Here and Here

CrazyCath said...

I'm with you - you could go on forever. It just goes to show that once a moment is gone, it is gone. So every photograph is unique. It can never be repeated.

Brilliant shots and lesson.

SandyCarlson said...

The new perspectives are so refreshing! I like what you do.

Donna said...

Wonderful Shots!!!

Paulie said...

Someone used my word but I am going to use it anyway. I wanted to say interesting perspective!

BTW, I heard about some mountain in Norway falling down today. I hope it wasn't near you and that no lives were lost.

Shirley Fyfe said...

Such beautiful comparison photos - I love how you've shown the lamp post in such different surroundings! Great photos!

I hope you'll stop by to view my sky watch too - http://shirleyfyfe.typepad.com

Kathiesbirds said...

Thanks for the photgraphic illustration of how light changes everything! Nice work. You've made an ordinary object interesting!

Raven said...

I like the idea of this post. All three are good photos. I think the 2nd one is my favorite of the three, though.

chanpheng said...

Nice group of shots. The lamp post should feel proud to be so well-documented!

My SWF is here, a collection of sky photos over the past week.

Lori said...

So neat! I love how things can look so differently in the changing light. My favorite is the last one at the right.

Jim said...

Hi Runee. It is strange how one tends to take a plain blue sky for granted when a striking object is 'the picture.' Thank goodness for Skywatch that we notice the sky as well.
Last week I had a Burger King in the bottom portion of a clear blue sky, except for Skywatch it would have been a poor picture of a Burger King sign. I took it for the visually polluted sky.
Happy Skywatching, thank you for peeking at my clouds 'from the top.'
..

Brenda said...

Nice and sharp shots, very creative!

Rachel* said...

i love this! very creative

rho said...

lovely!

Jim said...

It's hard to believe that a whole week has gone by Rune! I like your lamp posts. I can see that you're having fun and I hope you worked through the RAW file/color profile issue.

I'm really busy Rune, as you know.
I need to send you an email soon, but I've been locked away in my office all week trying to get the most pressing work finished. As a newsletter subscriber, you also know about the contest.

I've posted it on my blog trying to give others an opportunity as well. to win my September Print of the Month. You can read that post here.

I'd appreciate you trying to get the word out as the contest is from August 1-15 only and I'd like to see a blogger win, but I'm not a judge for the contest either.

Thanks, Jim

Alan said...

Nice lamp. Nothing wrong with multiple shots of the same subject - good exercise!

shutter happy jenn said...

So interesting how the colors change with the light of the sky!

Hope you can hop by my SWF photos in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here
Shutter Happenings

Thanks! Happy Friday!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Beautiful photos!
A great shots!

Have a nice weedend!

Luiz

Maria said...

Beautiful and interesting!

Blue said...

All three are beautiful!

pts said...

excellent job!

Kerri said...

All three are beautiful!

Barbara Martin said...

It's true about seeing things in a new light.

magiceye said...

that looks lovely!

have posted a picture of a partial solar eclipse that we had in our mumbai skies today!

dlyn said...

I photograph the same subjects all the time - they always look new to me & I love all the different shots of your lamps! Happy Skywatch Friday!

Kelly said...

Great photo and why not a lamp post? It's a beautiful picture!

JeFf & NoVa said...

those are gorgeous.. i love your photo...


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Kristi said...

Very nice:)

becky voyles said...

This is a very interesting post. Funny how time and our moods change our feelings about a subject. Once upon a time I took a neat photo of a stop light I often stopped at on my way to work. I still think of that photo whenever I am at that light. I admit I prefer your older shots because I love the golden glow in them.

Dragonstar said...

When you have a good subject like that, it repays many visits. I love the different moods of all of these.

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nonizamboni said...

You always have something interesting to share as well as your great photos. Very clever post!

starnitesky said...

I like to take photos of the same things at different times and seasons, these are really good and shows how different the same view can be. Keep taking more!

Christy said...

You can never have too many pictures of the same subject. I know that I typically take at least four or five images at one time and then there is the next time I go taking more and more photos. There is always a different perspective and the lighting is different. So many things change as you stated. All three photos are beautiful. I love the blue of todays and the angle ones the best but all are really good.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love these kind of lights and i love how you took different shots
very nice post for sure and so fitting

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

These are great! I love that you showed the 3 different shots and how unique each one is. Great pictures!!

Louise said...

Of course things are different! I take pictures of the same things all the time. The mood alone can make the difference. All of these pictures are great in their own way.

kRiZ cPEc said...

inspiring!

People with Cameras said...

I love those. The sunset is so pretty.