I photographed this Whelk sea shell the other day while I was playing around with my camera. Was I at the beach?? Nope – I took this while sitting in my living room. There’s a big bowl of shells on the coffee table and I was playing with using a higher iso on my new Nikon D500. I took the photo at 1/60 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 1800. That ISO is usually out of my comfort zone.
The photo below is the one that I liked best after some Lightroom and Photoshop changes. I use many programs to get the feel of a photo. Some get a little bit of manipulation and some get a lot. I do this without guilt. To me, this is art and it is how I express myself. I know that photo manipulation doesn’t always work for others and I respect that.
By the way, I don’t know exactly what kind of a Whelk this is, and it doesn’t matter. It served the purpose for some photo time and for learning more about my camera (and my) capabilities. Do you photograph objects in your home to practice your camera skills? Do you use Lightroom, Photoshop or another program to get your desired look? Leave a comment.