Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Supreme Court Columns

Another from my weekend workshop. We spent a fair amount of time at the Supreme Court as the sun was starting to set. The warm light on the columns really appealed to me. Enjoy.
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Color with a Twist

This weekend I had a great opportunity to take a photography workshop in DC. This shot was taken at a fountain in the courtyard of the Hirshhorn Museum. The reflected yellow colors are from a tree just outside the courtyard.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A little taste of fall

This was taken nearly 10 years ago while on a stroll through Georgetown. I like the interplay of the shadows and the shapes of the leaves (and the stunning fall color doesn't hurt!). Enjoy!
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

What is that?

I have this fun lens called a Lens Baby. The idea behind it is that you can shift the central focal point of a photograph and create some interesting effects. For me, the ability to get a bit abstract with an object makes the lens great fun.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Purple Lily

Not sure this translates as well on the white background of the blog. I was playing around with using off-camera flash. In this case, the flash was fired from just below and behind the lily.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

San Francisco Lands End Flower

This is from a trip to San Francisco a couple of years ago. I was playing a bit with the depth of field and like how this one turned out. Enjoy!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jefferson Memorial

I shot this on a chilly fall morning a couple of years ago. It was about a 20 second exposure and you can see a faint streak of light on the left, just about the tree - that's a plane taking off from National Airport.
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Capitol Dome

Since I haven't had much time to do much shooting lately, I wanted to blog some older photos in my collection. This is a close-up of the Capitol Dome. This was actually shot on slide film and scanned. Looking at it now, some eight years or so after it was shot, I see some of the technical flaws, but I hope you enjoy it.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Salt Marsh Grass, near Wellfleet, Mass

I played around with this a bit in post-processing to enhance the colors some and to bring out some of the highlights in the grass.
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Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod

Back to blogging a bit. This was taken last summer (2010) on a foggy morning at Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod. What I love about this image is how serene it appears, but just in the distance you can see the faint hint of some heavy rolling surf. This was shot at low tide and we had the beach to ourselves. Despite the 52 degree water temp, Nevan had great fun running in and out of the surf. My ankles feel cold just thinking about chasing him around.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Moon over Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, March 2000

I took this photo back in 2000, during my last semester of law school. I took a trip up to Yosemite and camped for a few days during spring break. I was still really getting a feel for shooting slide film and got very lucky with this shot just at sunset. When I look at a photo like this, it really reminds me of the power of taking photos. Of course photos give us a visual history of what's in the photo. But for me, I can see exactly where I was when I shot this, almost like I've been transported back to the side of the road, not far from the campground, quickly setting up my tripod out of the back of the car so that I could catch the last light of the day.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A little abstraction

Thought I would post something a little more abstract. I shot this a while back with a Lensbaby - it is a bellowed lens that allows you to shift the center of focus. It is a fun little lens that can create some interesting effects. If you look closely, you can see what this really is, but I won't give it away :)
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bass Harbor Light, Mount Desert Island

I had a fantastic time photographing this lighthouse in Maine. Unfortunately, I did not have the right filter to keep the sky from overexposing while capturing some of the details in the rocks, but thanks to Photoshop, I've been able to pull some of that detail out. The lighthouse itself, although still operational, is a private residence.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This is one of my favorite views of DC. If you visit the Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington, there is a large bell tower close by. From the lawn in front of the bell tower is this view. One day I'd like to shoot this view with a 400mm or larger lens (this was shot with a 300mm lens I believe, and on film no less!).
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Monday, July 18, 2011

This was shot a while back, but I thought I would fill the blog a bit with some of my older work. There's a fantastic flower seller that comes to the 8th Street Farmers Market on Thursdays (downtown DC). I always try to pick up some poppies when she has them available.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some dinghies tied up at the dock (Isleford, Maine). We took an afternoon trip on a lobster boat (only caught a few small ones that were quickly tossed back). Among the highlights of the trip was a stop at Isleford, Maine, a small island south of Mount Desert Island.
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Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park

Trying a new blogging software to make it easier to get my photos out on the web (mostly, I've forgotten all the ins and outs of ftp and html)! This shot was taken on our vacation to Maine - Acadia National Park to be precise. It was a very sunny day at Thunder Hole and I captured this image while Nevan and Patty were playing around on some rocks nearby. More to come!
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