Only once in a while


To all of you who have followed me here… Although I will continue to post here on occasion, I have moved over to blogger, simply because everything ties together with my activities on google. Some of you may not continue to follow and I understand. The reasons for this switch is in part due to the social media outlines, and lets face it, the reason we all do this in hopes that we get noticed or we hope to make an impact with our blogs.. Yes my blog has a lot of follows, but as far as people actually reading, well I am finding that this is not the case. However, Photography being my main reason for having a blog, I have found that as far as impact and people actually reading , blogger has been the ticket for me.. If those of you who read this are still interested in hearing my take on things, and want to know what I am working on, you can follow me on Google Plus at Michael Sargent or see my Blog at ,http://forksalongtheway.blogspot.com/ .

Thanks for all the support, and I hope to see many of you on the new site.

MY BEST!!!

Mike

 

 

Shifting Gears


OK.. My bad… I haven’t posted here in a while. No excuses, but an explanation. I am and have been for quite some time been using google and that is where most of my current content exists. My hopes were that WordPress would be a great way for me to express myself and my images, and although I have had a lot of interaction with the faithful on Word press, the results I expected have fallen short. So with that being said, lets talk about Google. Since really opening up myself on Google a lot has happened. My Websites have been filled with heavy traffic, and my Blooger Blog is starting to take off.. Also the connections I have made, and the new work that has been inspired by these connections has started to achieve the results I had intended from the start. For those of you who have followed and wondered just where I have been, well that sums it up. I will post here from time to time, but having everything in one place is so much easier when you are trying to accomplish a goal. In short I will place some links here as soon as I have some time, but for now I will leave you with some recent shots. For those of you who really want to stay up to date, just google me..

Recent shots.

SNOWMOBILE-6-Edit SNOWY OWL-22

 

OK gotta roll!

My best,

Mike

Yeah I’m still around


Ok WP .. I am busy and I simply don’t post much.. When I have free time I get out and shoot, and here is a recent capture… A Female Snowy Owl. Not my best shot, and intentions to get a better one are part of the plan.. For now this is what I can do…

Stay blessed and if you are interested in my activities I would say find me on Google Plus.

+Michael Sargent.

 

 

The owl

Female Snowy Owl

Female Snowy Owl

My best,

Mike

Busy is GOOD!!!


As this trend of busy continues, some highlights for the week. The preparations for the art

The Lamp Lighter Art Gallery

The Lamp Lighter Art Gallery

show are coming along nicely. We are ready! Thanks go out to Della’s Chocolates, and Village Pizzeria for all the help and items they are bringing to the show. A link to the event with all information can be found here.

I also noted and thanks to some old friends received information that my winter wonderland photo was published in our local paper.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

In summary, this has been quite the week and being busy keeps me out of trouble.

More soon.

Mike

 

Take it to the Matt


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.

Never Quit

Never Quit

Gotta go

Shoot it.

Mike

Destination Unknown


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.

Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

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.

Shoot it,

Mike

Yeah about That


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.
The Shot:

Lighthouse long exposure in HDR.

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

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.

Later,

Mike