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

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

 

 

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

Pushing it


Lets just say, I’m pushing. Working hard for a dream and seeing results for the work is a powerful motivator.
Yes I’m motivated and inspired.
Recent Images.

Grand Island Bridge in HDR

Grand Island Bridge in HDR

Towards the Goal

Towards the Goal

 

SHOOT IT.

Mike

Saying Goodbye


Many of you who read my posts, know that one of my favorite creatures to watch is the hummingbird.There antics and sweet little chirps provide me my morning entertainment while having my traditional cup of coffee.  This year however we seemed to have more present than in the past, as we were at times refilling our 3 feeders almost daily.

All good things must come to an end, and with fall approaching our encounters have quickly decreased. Yet again little one I bid you farewell till next spring. Your countless hours of entertainment will be missed. When you return I promise you. the nectar will be waiting.

Just stopped to say goodbye

Just stopped to say goodbye

I really hate to see them go.

Shoot it

Mike

 

A Title A Title , My Kingdom for a Title


Being profanely busy as usual, my old enemy time has proven itself to be a worthy foe. Not to worry though I have the ultimate weapon to combat my old adversary, and I call this weapon “FRIENDS”. Yes, I get by with a little help from my friends. Having obligations and priorities, I continue to scratch lines on the to do list and that is progression. Maybe not at the speed I would like, but it is progression none the less.
Here is my dilemma, My focus is on completing objectives and I have a task for the readers of this blog, as well as my other social media outlets to take participation in. Last night, I photographed a wedding. One shot has stood out in my eyes, and normally I would title an image that stands out. Although rare by most accounts I find myself at a loss for words, and the simple inability to come up with a title for this photograph. You readers are being asked to offer your suggestions. So here is the photo,

YOU NAME IT

YOU NAME IT

and you can submit your suggestion’s to either my email, mike@mrsargent.com , or you can post a comment here on this blog. Also suggestions will be taken on face book as well as twitter @msargentphoto . By the way,,, follow me on twitter. Thx!!!

For interested parties, here is the settings I used, The rules of light were broken as I shot into the sun, and employing a center weighted metering mode, I captured this using an ISO of 640  and a shutter speed of 1/100 of a sec @ f 5.6 . My focal range was 77 mm and as always I used a Canon camera and Tamron lens combination. I converted this to B&W using Adobe Lightroom and made a few adjustments in exposure and contrast.

I look forward to seeing some titles and as always thank you for reading.

Shoot It!!!!!!

Mike

The Archer/ My Dedication


I will start off saying, don’t try this at home. Some have said I am crazy for doing this and maybe I am. It is in fact research, I am studying arrow flight for a concept photo I am working on. The shot I am envisioning is what I am calling The ARCHERS ZENITH.

We are also filming all of this activity for or next production of Shoot 2 Thrill.

I can tell you that my initial photos proved a few points to me. I can capture an arrow while in flight, and I can capture this with incredible sharpness. On to the next phase of the project. The Shots.

CRAZY GUY

CRAZY GUY

GOTCHA

GOTCHA

ALL QUIET ON THE SET

ALL QUIET ON THE SET

A few Links to all this fun.

Video

Killing Mike

Until next post.

Mike

THE CAST / a Photo shoot / a Video Shoot


Having a concept in my head, I decided to bring a thought to reality. Thus The Cast was born. In planning this I knew that to achieve a final composition one of two paths would have to be chosen. I could position myself and hope that the caster would hit my focal plane during his cast and I would have the proper focus and depth of field at the exact moment to capture the image. This option left a lot to chance. Knowing exactly what I was looking for, I choose the best method to achieve the composition. First I assembled a crew, ( My Family). Which I will add performed better than a group of set managers. My kids know how important photography is to me and they performed at such a high level during this shoot I was proud that once explained to them, they carried out the tasks with little to no instruction. This is one of the big deals during a photo shoot and I am extremely proud of my children and how well they performed.

In a quick summary and with time being a factor, as always, I want to apologize for my lack of posts as of late. Here is the reason and I hope it is a good enough excuse to get me off the hook…. PUN INTENDED!

The Image.

The Cast

The Cast

And for your viewing enjoyment. The making of this Photo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=movqBk2Xs18

SHOOT IT

Mike

A Quick Thank You


I would like to thank everybody who has continued to follow my blog. It is a very humbling experience to know that people out there are enjoying what I put up here. Considering my roots, i would have never thought a following was possible. My goal was to just keep things as simple as possible, for I consider myself a simple person who enjoys what he does.
My best to you and thank you all for following.
Mike