Monday, September 19, 2011

Walking Ollie

I typically take my dog, Oliver (Ollie), for a walk around the same basic loop near our neighborhood. Because I'm so used to the route, it's tough to spot things that seem unique. I like the challenge of trying to continue to find good photographs in familiar places like these.

This old fence is always in various states of disrepair. The carpentry geek in me knows that they used drywall screws instead of galvanized screws to attach the pickets, which is what caused the bleeding.

I really love how this shot came out. I think this flower is a Russian Sage.

An old, dried-out river bed. Dog print, dog print and raccoon print, I think.

Some sweet graffiti from underneath an underpass. Mustaches as so hot right now, even on women.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Alex's Shot

This is a supplement to the last post, A Younger Perspective. Of the hundreds of pictures taken, there was one, taken by my oldest cousin, Alex, that completely floored me. I would not have thought to take this picture in the first place, which is what makes me appreciate it so much. For those of you wondering what it is exactly, it is a piece of birch bark, uncurling off of the trunk, captured with the lens wide open, in some fantastic, bokeh-fied light. Next step: print it on a huge canvas and hang it on my wall.

A Younger Perspective

On my trip up to the lake, I lent my camera to a few of my younger cousins, Alex, Nico and Ella. As it turns out, they all have an amazing talent for photography. I'm not sure if it was their unprejudiced eye for the world around them or just raw creativity, but either way, they took some incredibly unique shots. Thanks to them for inspiring me to see things from a different perspective.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunny Seattle

Seattle Gallery
I tagged along on one of my wife's work trips to finally visit Seattle, one of the last major cities in the U.S. I needed to tick off my list. I absolutely loved it and would relocate there in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself. Granted we had four straight days of sunshine. Maybe I should go back and visit again when it's raining.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Turkey in Little Rock

Had my first go at a southern Thanksgiving this year down in Little Rock (& Memphis). Managed to get a few shots off in between my turkey sandwich-induced naps. Working on isolating color schemes I like during my post-processing work. Still hoping to find a reliable black and white conversion technique.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tommy's Rock

Anybody who knows Upper Saranac Lake, knows where Tommy's Rock is. This one's of my cousin Nico. Sure, it's not exactly a cliff dive, but it it feels damn good on a hot summer day. This was my first attempt at combining multiple action shots into one frame. I'm sure there's some sort of technical name for this technique - I just don't know what it's called. The middle frame is my favorite.