Can anyone tell me what the building is at this cemetery?
Hope you enjoy the photo.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
For tonights post I thought I would propose a question. It’s a simple question, but I think it really could spark a great conversation.
“Black & White or Color?”
Simple enough question but what’s the right answer? Personally I lean towards black and white when looking at photographs, and as I stated in a previous post I have always been intrigued by black and white photography. As a photographer you need to think about this question constantly. So how do you make the decision? I will often post process the image both ways, place them on the screen side-by-side and see which one gives me the emotion that I saw when I took the photo. I also find that I will eventually use both versions depending on the situation.
I’m very interested in your thoughts on this subject. What is your process when making this decision? How do you make your photos black and white? Do you use digital and convert or are you still a die hard and shoot B&W film? And finally which version of this tree do you like best?
For todays post I thought I would explore some of my older photos post some black and white conversions. I’ve always been fascinated with black and white photography and have found that the absence of color makes me look deeper into the image. Without color we have a tendency to see the detail that was always there and that, I think, is what makes black and white so fascinating.
Hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to let me know what you think.
As I was driving home from work this evening I had the privilege of seeing a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, I was unable to stop anywhere to get a shot. But, it got me thinking of several photos that I have taken over the last couple of years and I thought I would share them with you. I leave you with this poem that I found about sunsets:
The sunset glistens upon the land,
with people standing hand in hand,
the beauty that it brings to them,
the magic that it sings to them.
The sunset shines upon the ground,
with people standing, staring, astound,
the colors soaking into them,
the art evoking heart in them.
The sunset of life and love,
the sunset soaring in the heavens like a dove,
the sunset fills us up with mystery,
the sunset with an irreplaceable history.