Behind the Image; Chip off the old block 

Being a blind or visually impaired photographer I tend to use my camera so I can see the area around me. Not that many people think about using the life you function is an aid to see more of their surroundings before photographing. But I have found that has given me a better view and I get more of these interesting shots that most people would not think up or see. This image is a great example of what I was speaking about.
I was on a hike and was told there is a chipmunk on a rock. So I pulled out my camera and turned on the life you and looked around. Suddenly I saw a chipmunk sitting on a rock. I zoomed in and snapped this shot. Once I snapped the shot I went back and looked at the finished image and realize man this turned out really good. Plus I zoomed in and found out that it is super sharp. When I got this into my computer that evening I decided it would it’s best as a black and white.


Here is a snapshot of the settings and camera information for this image.


Being blind I do not fiddle with settings is much is most people would. I tend to work with the auto settings that are in my camera. I have found that I have gotten some great results just using the auto functions for certain times a day and certain subjects. The cameras I have used are a Canon power shot G10, Nikon D 90, pinhole camera, iPhone 4s, iPhone 6 and Sony a 6000. If you want to see more of my images please feel free to go to my Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/see_the_light1/.ww.flickr.com/photos/see_the_light1/.

 

I wrote this post for a project called Vantage Point created by a new camera company called Light. They are aiming to get great quality DSLR shots in a compact camera form

Latest black-and-white image from my iPhone 6.

Here is my latest black-and-white image. Believe it or not I took this with my iPhone six. We went to Del taco for lunch today and I saw this interesting arrangement for their condiment section. And something clicked in me and I saw this interesting black-and-white image

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I titled this image “Wildfire”. This image was shot in the Grand Teton National Park.

 

wildfire” Grand Teton National Park- ChelseaStark http://www.chelseastarkphotography.com

This is a great shot of a backlit horse. . They always say do not shoot directly into the sun. I know this is a rule but sometimes rules are meant to be bent or broken. This image is a great example of the rule sometimes not applying. I enjoyed this image so much I believe it works as a color and a black and white. Here is the black-and-white and color version. Which one do you like better?

Grand Teton National Park.

Hello world my name is Chelsea Stark. Understanding of how photography can be used by blind people.

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blogger-image--1910125146 Chelsea with flowers Understanding of how photography can be used by blind people. Blind photography “I think, for me, photography means that I can pause the World around me so I can get a better view. Some key questions people tend to ask me are. What does art mean to me? The best way I can describe it is this saying I found. “Art is not the medium, and art is not the execution; art is the idea.”While this opinion is debatable, it’s one with which I happen to agree with and one that blind photography supports. Where do I find art? Art is every where and all you have to do is look. With the right amount of inspiration and ideas you can make art out of anything. Where do I find inspiration? I find inspiration in! The majestic mountain sides. The animal that stops and looks at you…

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Two different versions of the same cactus flower. One color and one black and white

“Pink CACTUS ” A Color version of a Cactus Flower, Saguaro National Park, Arizona.

While I was exploring Saguaro National Park I came across this beautiful cactus flower. I was filled with inspiration.  Of course I had to take several shots before I got the one I liked. After spending the rest of the day photographing the park.  We got back to the campsite and spent a little time reviewing our images.  After seeing this particular image it dawned on me we would also work as a great black-and-white.  But wasn’t able to really work it up until I got home and really be able to work some magic.  Here are the two images I came up with just from one. Believe it or not they look so much different from each other.  I am quite please with the results. I’m not sure which one I like better.  They both speak to me in there own ways.  The color image of the cactus is vibrant and full of color.  The black-and-white is a simple but elegant shot and extremely classic in its own way.

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B&W Cactus flowers ” A black & white of the Pink Cactus Flowers, Saguaro National Park, Arizona.