Inspiration


A solution.. A short time ago, I informed those of you who read my posts, that I was moving things to blogger because google has become such a factor in my social efforts..

Now why I didn’t think of this before is a clear sign that maybe I am just a little bit pre-occupied with other tasks, but here is what I am going to do Because it’s just that easy.

If you are interested you can follow the link to my latest thoughts here.

WINTERS DEAD

Thanks for being patient while I figure this all out.

MIke

 

KISS

KISS

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

 

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

 

On the Lighter Side


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!

JACKED UP

JACKED UP

 

I don’t always shoot weddings, But when I do I prefer to get jacked on RED BULL.

Keep Shooting my Friends!!!

Mike

We interupt this blog for a word from our photographer


Yes, my posts are decreasing in numbers.

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.

Some photos.

Light Trails

Light Trails

Wild Sunsets

Wild Sunsets

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.

Shoot it ,

Mike