The light was right and she was half out of it. While she may look serene in this image I just witnessed her shoving her head into a small cup attempting to lick out all the ice cream. So looks are deceiving.
I have been dying to use that title since I edited this image. I have been sitting on it just so I could use it on a Monday.
The image itself is of the guy who works for me. I usually point a new camera, lens, or flash at him. Most of the images are looks of hate or inappropriate gestures. In fact, the next image that had him exposed shows him glaring at me. I just liked the silhouette effect with the blue coming in from window. Enjoy.
I went back to the water pictures I shot now that I am not so attached to them and took a editing sledge hammer to them to get what I wanted out of them. One of the things I noticed is that the 30mm Sigma has a bad habit of going weird on focusing mid-distance items. It’s ok for up close and at distance but at mid-areas it gets a little fuzzy literally. Enjoy
This is one time I wish I had a longer lens with me. The ducks were just cruising the small lake.
I wanted to mix in black and white work and make it monochrome just to show tones. The reality is water isn’t that colorful and we all know grass is green. I have a similar image later in this series shot on my Ricoh GR. The difference between the two lenses is noticeable when you pixel peep them.
Just liked how the setting sun made the image warmer with its tones.
Similar to the earlier picture but shot on the wider lens I could not decide which version I liked better so you get both.
I really liked the shadows here and the wind causing the water to ripple.
This one is print worthy. This was all the camera and this is where the Sigma 30mm really shines. I dropped the exposure compensation a stop I think since I don’t have a neutral density filter that fits the Sigma. Extremely pleased with the image.
Went to the Baltimore Tattoo Convention on Saturday and shoot a whole load of images. I’ll break it up so people don’t get overwhelemed with people getting inked. For inquiring minds, no I didn’t get any work done. I am too cheap to pay US prices on tattoos. I get them done by my guy in Thailand.
For those of you un initiated in the tattoo arts that back piece is likely months worth of work. Looks like the guy was going to add color.
I have never seen so many face tattoos in one place but I guess I was at a tattoo convention.
This is a typical I’m getting a tattoo look. You are bored a good chunk of the time.
Outlining. The blue stuff is the template they lay down to work off of. It’s essentially mimeograph paper.
This is really an old picture from Prague. I wasn’t what you called an enthusiastic traveler to the city. I went with a friend and the photos reflect that I wasn’t thrilled to be there. I am debating on redoing all the images I took and finally editing them down into something cohesive but thats when I finally get around to it. Until then I was inspired to finally publish this picture because Spike over at Pattaya Days published a pig picture that reminded me of this one so I dug it out and did some editing. I figured if Spike could post a pig shot I could post a dog shot.
For inquiring minds this was shot on my first DSLR ever the Canon XSi and the most craptastic lens ever the Tamron 18-200. I thought $500 was a serious investment in a camera when I bought. I have a single lens that cost 3 times that now. I really need to take up knitting or something else that is cheap.
You would never guess it if you saw me that am a metal music fan but if you pay attention to some of the post titles its a bit of a tip off. Anyways I had an opportunity to go to a concert and shoot all the acts with the final being the mighty Anvil. These were just some random shots. The band on stage that you see is Martyrd. While metal heads may look like the scariest people on the planet they really are some of the nicest. They would move for me to get shots and were very conscience that I had several thousand dollars in gear slung around me so when spontaneous moshing (slamming into each other) broke out no one came near me and they just happily beat the hell out of each other.
Well sorta. One is easily seen the other not so much. I’m reflected back in the mirror but since I was shooting at around 24mm good luck seeing me. I debated on Photoshopping myself out but figured I’d just leave it. I also had some angst on leaving it in color or black and white so did both. Tomorrow the images shot or Precious, the OMD-EM1 will premier.
There’s nothing I hate more, than all these plastic people
With all their plastic promises, and all their plastic deals
They just can’t be themselves, and live their own lives out
They’re just an imitation of what life’s all about
Anthrax – Imitation of Life
I get that this is a stretch for some people but I was bored and went around and shot the manikins in the windows. How anyone looks at one of these with products on them and thinks that it would inspire you to buy something when they look nothing like normal people. The whole time I was taking the pictures I had the song by Anthrax in my head with that opening chorus quoted above.