Im always on the lookout for unique ways to display everyday objects. Some times that means just capturing a portion of the subject to give it more of an abstract feel. When I can mix various shapes and texture into the scenes, its all the better.
Personally I enjoy these high contrast abstract shots. They are meant to make the mind search to recognize what it may be when initially observed, and at times leave some space for the imagination to wander.
ISo1600 50mm f/6.3 1/200sec
I love the detail shots! Those shots that give you enough information to fill in the picture in your head, but not too much to bore you with over explanation. Sometimes it makes for a simple display of a complex scene or character, or in this case it takes a simple scene and simplifies it even further.
ISO100 25mm f/8 2sec
Given this months community project theme is Long Exposures, I figured Id edit another photo from this weekends “car show”.
When it comes to late night lengthy exposures I tend to lean towards the HDR side, so that I have the flexibility of bringing in as much detail as I feel necessary. Once again I went with an over processed car for this image, different from what I usually do, being when I originally seen this car I immediately thought of the Hot Wheels cars I had as a kid, and wanted to bring the look and feel of that childhood memory out in this pic.
I decided in this instance I would leave a bit of the effect from the long shutter to emphasize the exposure time, for example the ghosted person in the background as well as the light streaks off to the left. If I would have thought of it at the time, I would have liked to capture a scene with some people making their way around the car admiring its beauty.
I always love playing with these late night hdr photos, they can be a good amount of fun to see come together. Its incredible how much detail can be captured due to the lengthy exposures.
I look forward to continuing to dive into the subject of Long Exposures with all of you who are joining in on this months Collab Fun!!
ISO100 50mm f/5.6 1/320sec
Get it SPRING shadows. har har har
ISO100 50mm f/5.6 1/100sec
Im super excited about how these turned out. Im normally apposed to shooting other artist work, unless I can just capture a small element in a unique way making it my own. Which I feel is what I was able to do here. I love the complete graphic nature of these scenes, with the beautiful gear and the harsh structured shadows. Truly a fantastic blend of subject and light. I have a feeling these will be on my office wall soon
ISO100 50mm f/5.6 1/125sec
ISO100 50mm f/5.6 1/125sec
ISO200 20mm f/5.6 1/200sec
Ahhhh, carnival time by the beach! You know summer is just about here as the ferris wheels and other rides erect overlooking the city/beach. Its quite incredible, a town (Holland MI) about a half hour from me is plastered with all sorts of festivities. No matter where you go in the city there are Elephant Ear booths, kids running around with Cotton Candy (my fav!) with the parents to follow running after their sugar induced preteens that are off to the next ride or attraction. Continue reading
ISO400 50mm f/5.6 1/50sec
The search for primary colors continue into the back alleys of downtown
ISO100 50mm f/5.6 1/400sec
I made a comment a few days ago about how I’ve been told by my friends that I often say out loud “Wow thats interesting”, while on my photo walks and even during every day tasks and errands. I feel one of the main reasons I was drawn to photography is because my life has consisted of a journey searching for that which makes me say just that, “Wow thats interesting” or “Thats amazing”. Continue reading
ISO400 50mm f/5.6 1/400sec
My fascination for these fire dept. spouts has yet to run dry. Im not sure why I find them so interesting, but over the last few months have run into many variations on the design and continue to capture the scenes. They tend to be accompanied by some lovely textures and colors which is always an added plus
ISO800 50mm f/6.3 1/60sec
Its been a while since I’ve posted a black and white street shot, as most of my attention lately has been on certain color palettes. Well I finally came across a shot where I thought a black and white would do it most justice and here it is.
I had originally intended to post some film shots I had taken within the last week, however for whatever reason they didn’t copy to my computer properly and I sent the cd with the originals on it off with my friend who I have been letting use my old AE-1 in our recent shots. So until the return of the cd and pics… Continue reading
ISO1600 50mm f/6.3 1/160sec
I had the pleasure of enjoying a photo walk with a good photog friend of mine today. We have been talking about making it happen for some time now and finally got our chance today. I would write a comparison of our styles, or what Ive learned from the experience with her, but she is rather secretive with her photography, in fact I have never seen any of her work haha. Regardless, we had a fun time out shooting, and surprisingly the city was a pretty happenin place for a tuesday night.
As we made our way through the streets and alleyways I found myself more drawn to texture tonight then anything else. I love the muted pastel tones that were poping up from the soft overcast sky.
All in all a very enjoyable evening, and even got to enjoy dinner at the Cinco De Mayo restaurant I’ve been meaning to go to all year. As I’ve mentioned in the past its always fun shooting with friends, especially when those friends know their way around the camera
ISO100 50mm f/3.5 1/60sec