Seco con Frejoles…

Today I was feeling like cooking some Peruvian food for lunch. So I cooked some rice and pinto beans first and then I fried some beef. Salt, pepper, a bit of red wine, some Peruvian chili pepper, and cilantro sauce were added while the meat was in the pan to make it absorb all these … Continue reading Seco con Frejoles…

Lima’s Bay: January (Coolpix S2600) vs. August (Canon EOS Rebel T3)…

On Monday, my dad and I drove by the highway going along the edge of Lima’s bay. In Chorrillos, there’s an overlook (another one!) that I particularly like because one can actually get a wide view of the bay. I try to go there as much as I can, and, of course, every time I can I take pictures.

For instance, at the beginning of January I took this photo with a Nikon Coolpix S2600 that I used to have and that belongs to my mom now (I gave it to her as a gift when she lost the gray Olympus that accompanied me over the entire course of my Eurotrip)…

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Original vs. Edited: Exposure…

It’s time for an “original vs. edited” post!

Previously, I tried to define what exposure is in a very simple way: a photograph is underexposed when the amount of light and brightness is reduced so more shade and darkness are created, and the edited image looks more obscure than the original. In contrast, a photograph is overexposed when the amount of light and brightness is incremented so details that were originally hidden by shade are clearer and the edited version looks brighter than the original. Of course, this sounds very abstract if one lacks of a picture to compare these two concepts. That’s why, let’s see what happens when we underexpose and underexpose a picture I posted some days ago.

Some friends and I launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a short mystery movie in Wilmington, NC. The first day of filming the sky was very grey and it even rained heavily for a while, which made filming both challenging and exciting. We end up filming a distinguished beach house mystery (coming soon)! Among the pictures that I took to document our adventure, I particularly like this one because of the dynamics established by the interaction between the sky, the ocean, and the pier. Let’s see the original:

cielo 4 - copia(Wilmington, NC. May 2013)

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