Tag Archives: abstract

Catching up, Responding to Challenges


A large post.  Possibly my largest post.  Certainly my most complex or diverse posting.  Therefore, I’ll provide a bit of guidance for you–hopefully it will make things easier for you to understand / navigate.

Four sections:  Fireworks, Market, Textures, Walkabout.

“Fireworks” is a “WIP,” or “work in progress.”  Each year, I head out to see if I can improve my firework photography.  Because the 4th of July only rolls around once a year, I only really can apply the general skills / knowledge acquired over the past year to those challenging conditions.

“Market” is my attempt to respond to my first challenge by a professional photographer to “get out” and about with my camera.

“Textures” is my attempt to respond to my second challenge by the same professional photographer to create unique textures to use when layering photographs.

“Walkabout.”  Should be pretty obvious.  Some macro, some wildlife photos.

Fireworks.  Some of the best fireworks photos I’ve taken.

Market.  Target of opportunity.  I wish I’d had more time.

Textures.  Collected over two days.  A decent beginning–I might do more of this.

Walkabout.  Trying to get creative during the weekend hiatus.

Second Technique / Second Movement


Enough with staples.  For now.

Working more with this technique because no photo turns out the same time way twice.  A friend visited during the weekend and he wanted to see the technique–to see how I created these.  After seeing me work, he wanted to help.  So these shots contain a slight progression of technique.

Maybe I need to get around to giving these titles.

Click on the photos to view on black.

Navajo
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Failing Party
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Odd Pairings
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7 Layer
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Rock Star
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Something New (again?)


Don’t ask me.  I cannot tell you where this idea came from.  I’m not even sure it works.  But I will tell you that I’m posting the two photographs together.  One on top; the other beneath.

What do you think?

It’s a bit of an experiment.  I might do more of this, especially because I can never capture the same assortment twice.  Each time I click the shutter, I’ve just taken a photo that can never be reproduced.

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Pouring, Dashing Hopes of Capturing the Budding Supermoon


That’s a long title for this post!

It’s raining in Virginia.  In fact, it’s been pouring at times so hard that it makes it tough to see across the street.  Now that the sun’s gone down, I’d hoped for a break in the clouds that might make it possible to see the budding Supermoon.  Alas, no such luck.  It’s still raining.

Nevertheless, I took out the camera and tried to capture something different.  Something new.

 

Pouring

Suspicious of Fads


Another period of absence.  I’m still kickin’ and I’m still shooting photographs–nearly daily.  In my defense, I’m trying to protect YOU.  Much of what I’ve shot lately wouldn’t interest you.

But these might.

I have an iPod Touch.  It’s a neat little gadget that almost convinces me I want an iPhone.  But if I did have an iPhone, I’d never use it as a phone because it would not have the battery life in it to do so after playing Angry Birds and taking photographs.

The only downfall of the iPod Touch is that the camera on it is crap compared to the 5MP camera on the iPhone.

Here are 10 photos that I took tonight at a hockey rink in Southern NY.  “Suspicious of Fads” because I’m still not sure whether Hipstamatic qualifies as art–or as faddish photography.  Nevertheless, I like messing around with it from time to time.  Here are some different styles and settings with features I found around the rink.