As always lots of plans and always busy.
A quick update, starting a little project. A series of images with the theme on wrestling.
High school wrestling to me more exact and the goal of this project is to raise some funds for equipment.
An old sample and not the true intent of what I am going to produce in this series, but it kind of gives you an idea.
As part of my upcoming show in my home town of Middleport, New York, Jim and I took a few minutes to capture some images of home. The shot displayed today I am calling Destination Unknown. It is simply a black and white image with some contrast within the frame. Having the urge to create a deep depth of field and an image that just goes on forever I found myself down on the ground and committed to the aspect and perspective.
Shot with an ultra wide-angle lens on a very cold and cloudy day. I am considering adding this one to my National Geographic Profile. I am and always have been a fan of B&W imagery, but sometimes think that it is a lost art.
Today is one of those days that maybe I shouldn’t post. However I say throw caution to the wind.
Yesterday with plans foiled by crazy winds, I finished up some editing. These images are what I was working on. First the Lighthouse done as an HDR. The whole HDR thing is a love it or hate it genre of pictures. They are always subject to interpretation, and for all the likes and comments you get on them, there is always that select few that simply don’t like the composition or the way or parts of the way it was processed. In short it always come down to, either you love it or you hate it. Enough on the topic.
Lighthouse long exposure in HDR.
My next shot for this post is of a small creek bed with water falls in the background. I shot this one a while ago, during an exploration walk of a nearby nature trail. I took the series of shots more for an exploration of custom camera settings rather than image quality or composition. However the photo itself turned out ok from my perspective and felt them to be post worthy.
Waterfall in the Fall
While shooting the image, I stepped right into the creek bed, and slowed the exposure down and shot with a f-stop of 10. With wet feet at this point, My hope was to be able to capture some leaves going over the falls to create an off color variation in the water. That happened but the color I was seeking was not to be on that day.
Up next on the agenda, A shoot of another water falls and some client shots, a trip and shoot of my hometown for an upcoming project, Not to mention a trip to a local sporting goods store for some basketball shoes… Hey a dad has to do what a dad has to do.
What a busy weekend. Friday was spent working on an art project. unfortunately I can’t post the photos yet, as they may be used for commercial purposes. Saturday of course a wedding day and anyone who is worth their salt knows just how much work the wedding the edits and so on can be, So I am not going to say too much regarding that.
I will however share this. As I get older, I realize that some days I need that little bump to get me over the hill.
Yes, yesterday was a Red Bull Day, and I don’t really know if it gave me wings, but after having one, let’s just say, The dishes are done!
I don’t always shoot weddings, But when I do I prefer to get jacked on RED BULL.
The reason for the lack of posts, are simply due to the time I have. Sundays and Mondays are generally the days I sit down and write a few words about a photo, or an event that takes place, but as of late that time has been spent editing or shooting. I also can’t see myself trying to type out a blog post on a mobile phone as my fingers are just pudgy to be doing that.
The light trails was a quick 30 second exposure taken one night on my way home from work. It was shot on a bridge that overlooks interstate 90. The shot itself was just a little fix for my lack of night shooting. The sunset image was taken with an old point and shoot that I keep in my travel bag. As the sun set that eve, I was in awe of how cool the sky looked. It was one of those you had to be there type of events, but take my word it was a spectacular sunset.
Well when time allows I will put up something a little more substantial, but for now this is what I can do.