Sunday, November 24, 2013
This shot goes back a long ways to my parents' first place in Savannah. This was shot on film back in 2000 during the summer I was studying for the bar exam. I'm not 100% certain, but this was probably done on Fuji Velvia 50 slide film, which is my absolute favorite film ever! Anyway, I hope you enjoy - this is one of my favorites.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Some beautiful fall color, with a bit of a twist, here in Silver Spring, Maryland. As regular blog visitors will note, I'm on a bit of a kick with these sorts of motion shots. I tried a new technique today by using a neutral density filter to keep from terribly overexposing the shot on a bright, sunny day. Enjoy!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Another photo from our recent trip to Charlottesville. I was photographing some flowers in the garden at the Clifton Inn and I decided to play around a bit with some camera movement. I like this one for the feeling of it being stained glass. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
This is a shot I took back in July at the Botanical Garden. I've been playing with different ways to move the camera during a somewhat longer exposure. Clearly, the upper left of the frame is way over exposed, but I find this oddly compelling. The photo is of a small field of flowers (see the middle right of the frame for some of the stems).
Monday, September 9, 2013
With all of the news about the rim fire in Yosemite National Park I thought of this photo I shot back in 2000. If memory serves, I visited the area not too long after a series of fires just outside the park and I remember on the drive in that it was such a barren landscape...and then I was in the valley and WOW. Such an amazingly beautiful place. It is truly one of the most spectacular places on Earth.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Sometimes it just takes moving a few feet to get a new perspective. In my prior reflection posts, I was shooting at one spot at the edge of the fountain inside the Hirshhorn. This shot was taken by moving around the fountain to a new spot and getting the reflection of the windows above the fountain. Other than cropping just a bit and adjusting the levels slightly, this is straight out of the camera.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A while back I posted "Fall Reflection", which I took at the Hirshhorn in DC. I went back there recently and took some photos of the same fountain pool, but then started playing with the colors. I think what I need to do is shoot these with some more depth of field. A work in progress.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
This is one of those photos that I don't think I got quite right when I shot it originally. The lighting was really tough at that time of year for taking a photo of the lighthouse. (This is the Bass Harbor Light on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.) I've always been a fan of the WPA posters of National Parks and I was inspired to make something similar with this shot.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A few posts back I promised a different treatment of the petals. I played around with some of the artistic brushes in Photoshop and settled on this image. I may fiddle around with it some more. Somehow flipping the image and softening it with a watercolor brush gives it a more abstract feel to me. Would love to know what you think.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
One of my favorite memorials is the Korean War Memorial. The artist who created this memorial, I think, really captured the grim nature of war, but in a way that pays tribute to the men and women who so valiantly serve our nation. I realize this post is a bit late for Memorial Day, but I hope it reminds us all about the bravery of those who protect us every day.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Here's the "before" shot for "Mist Covered Mountains?". The crop is taken from the left side, middle third of the frame. I wrote in my last post that I was climbing on the rocks for these shots, but now that I see them again, the "rock climbing" shots were later in the trip. This series was shot from the deck of the house we stayed at in Seal Rock, Oregon (http://www.sealrockvacationhomes.com/tcindex.html).
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Two blog posts in one night, equalling my production for all of 2012 (moving to a new house is my excuse)! I'm not normally one to heavily crop a photo - maybe shave a little off the edges. This photo, as you'll see from some posts to come, is cropped signficantly. I concede this is a little more grainy than I would like, but this grouping of rocks caught my eye. I also did some other camera trickery here to achieve the "mist". I took this while we were on vacation in Oregon, in near darkness, hopping around rock ledges - yes, it was fun!