Sun Drop

This winter seems more unbearably cold than I can remember recent winters being, but every now and then you get a glimmer of hope and the temperature doesn't start with a 0, 1, 2, or 3 and it hits the 40s! We had one of those days recently in Boston. It may have even hit 50 at one point in the day. Needless to say, I was excited and got to wander the city with my camera and my incredibly patient girlfriend, Angie.  She knows I like to look around and see how the light is playing off of a building, or through a tree, or (her favorite ... right?) shining on her face. On this particular day we were walking midday through dusk and I was really enjoying how the harsh sun was beaming down on the city.  I've included three photos below; all very different from each other.  Angie proved her high level patience once again while we caused a detour on the sidewalk of Boylston Street.  The sun was shining directly through the street blinding everyone walking westward and creating a silhouette of everything.  Typically, one wouldn't want to be photographing a whole lot in this situation, but with using Angie's pretty head as a light shield, I was able to create a nice, heavenly, warm glow around her with the wind blowing and have a "sun star" emerge from her head.  We had a lot of fun and laughs creating the shot.

The other two shots were all about shutter speed. If anybody has seen much of my work, you know I'm a bit obsessed with trees, particularly those that are dead or have lost their leaves for the winter. The sun was a bit higher (midday sun) for the second photo and shining directly through the branches of this hibernating tree.  On these days, I like to experiment and even though I didn't necessarily have to be at a shallow depth of field for this shot, I wanted to be in order to shoot at very high shutter speed that I wouldn't normally have the option of shooting at. 1/6400 of a second was the resulting number and created a nice little flair from the sun and a natural framing from the branches.  The final shot also came from a very faster shutter speed (1/3200 of a second). This time the shallow depth of field was important for my finished product and I wanted to create a shot to look as close to night as I could even though there was still about an hour and half of daylight remaining.  Hopefully you like the result as much I did creating it. Enjoy the day! - Josh

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song of the moment: "Love Like A Sunset" by Phoenix

Snow Day!

It's been a cold, snowy winter here in the city of Boston.  That can be a hindrance for some things, but it's a real blessing for many other things.  For me, it's a great opportunity to go out with the camera and see what interests my eye.  I've had some really long days recently working on a variety of photos in Photoshop and watching the world through the window.  I'm not living in a Howard Hughes long fingernail scenario, but I haven't been able to get outside as much as I'd like, so I had to take a quick break from some work and go out with my pal, Canon, and play for a bit. 

I went out in early morning light the day after we were hit with a large storm accumulating to about 12 inches.  There was some really nice light that spoke well to pretty color photography, but I was in the mood for some black and white photos, so I hope you take pleasure in the couple of examples I've placed below.  Enjoy the day!  - Josh

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song of the moment: "Snow Day" by Matt Pond PA

Welcome to new!

With one retirement comes another. The old website has been retired and so has the old blog. New website! New blog! Improved me! I'm really excited for a new chapter in Josh Rubino Photography.  I've got a lot of push pins on my personal map and I can't wait to visit them and watch my craft and business grow.  So please give any feedback you'd like as it is always appreciated. Enjoy the day!  - Josh

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song of the moment: "Another Day" by The Album Leaf