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Abstract Art Flowers Shapes

Harmony

I was having a zen like moment with the simplicity of the image.  I could not figure out which version I liked better here so I’ll toss all three out. Two were shot at the same time just at a different angle which changed the light and the third was shot later in the day with more shadows.  I didn’t stage this shot. The branch from the tree, the shadows falling on it and the pebble were just there as I walked to get into my car.  Always having a camera on me allowed me to capture it.  After the editing marathon of the last series this was a pleasant break to just do a quick edit and go with it.  Colors are a bit more muted than my normal but again, its the basic harmony of the items before me.

Harmony

Harmony

Harmony

 

 

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Abstract Architecture Art Shapes

The Everyday – Part III

Wrapping up the everyday.  These are the final images that I really liked and loved how they turned out.  These were all shot vertically and give them a sense of depth that you don’t always get with a horizontal image.  The final two images were shot just before I left the hotel.  I was walking from packing up the final bit of gear and saw the chair down an empty hall and thought it would be interesting.  Then I saw the light just hitting a spot in the darkened hall so I dragged the chair out and framed the shot and metered it and fired away.  Loved how the color of the chair and the shadows just contrast with the bright colors in the carpet.  When I finished that I saw the piano shoved in a corner so I took the opportunity to shoot my right of passage for almost every photographer, the keyboard shot. Don’t worry, I’ll return to my usual crap photos tomorrow.

The Everyday
Go towards the Light
The Everyday
Will-o’-the’wisp
The Everyday
Where Light meets Reflection
The Everyday
Pastel Nights
The Everyday
Tickle the Ivories
The Everyday
Emptiness
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Abstract Architecture Art Shapes

The Everyday – Part II

It looks like this will turn into a three part series.  I had more images than a thought.  I just want to say that this was one of the hardest things I have done in a long time.  I have gotten good at shooting crap and not really thinking about it moving from one thing to another. This was the first time I stuck to an idea and kept at it.  Looking at the common and everyday and going that will make a good picture.  I also had to push myself to keep it in color.  Some of these images would be amazing in black and white and I know it.  Black and white hides a lot of flaws if you know what you are doing.  My black and white editing juju is very strong.  I also like black and white because it can show tones and textures.  I tend to shoot and edit contrasty images to begin with and it has become my “signature” style.  This works very well for black and white. So when I edited this batch I wanted to stay in color more to prove to myself that you could get tones and textures out of color as well.  They aren’t all winners because the camera choked on noise but again, its about tones and colors and seeing the everyday.  The black and white were technically flawless, the color not so much but enjoy.

PS – I seem to have a fetish for light fixtures and chairs as I discovered.

The Everyday
Fanning out the Light
The Everyday
Walking the Red Carpet
The Everyday
Wrap Around
The Everyday
Looking Harmless
The Everyday
Wall Flower
The Everyday
Bottled Emotions
The Everyday
Busy Intersection
The Everyday
Failing to Raise the Alarm

 

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Flowers Macro Nature

Flowers by Request

I may have acquired a new camera as a reward for doing my taxes in a timely manner.  When I used to acquire a new camera or lens I would point it at my cat when she was alive.  Like all good cats she learned to completely ignore me.  Since I no longer work to support her as I merely provided for her and was nothing but a mere slave to her whims I now have to point the camera at other objects.  Flowers are similar to cats.  They just stare back at you like you are an idiot.  So I got really good at shooting flowers since I started with cats.  That being said behold the magnificence of the Ricoh GR.  These colors are straight out of the camera without me bumping the saturation.  The 28mm lens and the 16mp sensor means some mighty fine shooting.  The 3:2 aspect versus the 4:3 I am used to makes it interesting for me.  I put the camera in macro mode for these shots. Since I do this at a market I have to fire the shots off quick before security comes running over so not the best composed images but they work for the request.  Tomorrow I will return to the regularly scheduled photos where I return to my fine arts photography or whatever you call it.

Flowers by Request

Flowers by Request

Categories
Abstract Art Black and White Shapes

The Everyday – Part I

I get that this isn’t going to be in everyone’s tastes but I wanted to shoot the stuff I was seeing every day while I was out and about or staying at the hotel I was at. A few different cameras were used to do this and it was about tones and shadows. In part 2 I’ll switch it to color. I think sometimes as photographers that we look for the cool, the different, the whatever but if you just look around you can see some interesting stuff to shoot within 3 feet. Sure they aren’t awe inspiring images but they can be technically good images with lots of depth to them. This was more of a challenge to myself than anything else.

The Everyday
Just Hanging Around
The Everyday
Braking Up
The Everyday
Only the Lonely
The Everyday
Contemplation
The Everyday
Drop Me Off
The Everyday
In the Corner
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Architecture

Into the Fiery Pit

Other might call it the escalator down to the Woodley Park Metro stop.  The color was just by pure chance and very pleased with how the picture turned out considering I spent about 2 seconds on composing it.  The mighty Canon 330!

Into the Fiery Pit

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Black and White Jets and Planes Planes

Prop Me Up – Part 2

Where I finish my obsession with airplane propellers.  These get a little closer to the fiddly bits of the engines or backed off and shot the full plane.

Prop Me Up - Part 2

Prop Me Up - Part 2

Prop Me Up - Part 2

Prop Me Up - Part 2

Prop Me Up - Part 2

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Black and White Jets and Planes Planes

Prop Me Up – Part 1

While I go through all I shot last week we go through a few shots.  I had some fun with the various wide lenses at my disposal for these shots.

Prop Me Up

Prop Me Up

Prop Me Up

Prop Me Up

Prop Me Up

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Flowers

White Rose

This was shot this week and if you follow me on instagram you saw the black and white and highly cropped version of it.  I took this of an arrangement that was delivered to the office.  The mighty Canon 330HS was employed and lots of questions about lighting and so on.  The end result speaks for itself.

White Rose

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Jets and Planes Vehicles

Wings

Wings
Take you under my wing.
Wings
The Land of the Rising Sun