Waiting

Tonight post is a single image of a group of boats that I found just sitting there waiting to be taken out for a ride.  I often look for patterns or repeating shapes to photograph.  This image has a repeating pattern that takes you into the photo.  I chose to present this image in black and white as I felt that color was distracting to the overall mood of the photo.

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Recreation of a Poster

So if your sitting around in the cold this winter and looking for something to do why not try and recreate a movie poster.  This shot is one that I did a couple of years ago for a project for one of the clubs that I belong to.  The assignment was to recreate a movie or book cover.  I chose to recreate the Schindler’s List movie poster.  For this shot I used a wall for a background and lit the subject with one of my studio lights.  I then overlaid the text, which is the actual names from the list, and combined everything into this recreation.

Do you think you can recreate a movie or book cover?

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Carving an Ice Dragon

Todays post is a few photos from the Ligonier ice festival.  I was there on Sunday and got a few shots showing the concentration of the sculptors.  I was amazed at the speed at which they were able to take a block of ice and form it into a sculpture using a chain saw, grinder, and Dremel tool.  It was fun to watch and this year the weather wasn’t that bad.  It was about 35 degrees or so which isn’t that bad considering the last time I was there it was about 10 degrees.

Hope you enjoy.

Reflection in the Window

Tonights post is a reflection shot that I took while ago in Pittsburgh.  One of the things that I like to look for is what you would normally walk right by and never notice.  This particular photo is a reflection in an area where literally thousands of people walk by.  I wonder how many have stopped to take a look?

In your personal travels I highly recommend stopping and taking a look at what the world has to offer.  You might just be amazed.

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A Swift River

For tonights post I am showing you a photograph that I took last summer in the middle of the day in bright sunlight.  By stacking Neutral Density filters on top of one another I was able to get the exposure down to 35sec at f22 with 100 ISO.  This is a digital photo and I found with longer exposures and more filters I was getting a strange red cast to the photographs.

Let me know your thoughts and if you have ever experimented with this type of filter stacking before.

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