I do most of my thinking and work in the den. Tonight I had a fire going as I corrected papers and so I took time out to capture these images. The one above is obviously 'lighter' and vertical whereas the one below (my favorite) is darker and horizontal. Photographing a bright fire in a small, dark room proved challenging, however, unlike last week, I did the assignment!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I was stumped with this assignment until a friend suggested that I photograph a flag. Duh! I'm a history teacher but didn't think of that subject on my own! Sometimes the obvious alludes me. The photo above is with double exposure and with a filter..so please click for better viewing. The image below was taken by my friend Nicole. I'll only take credit for the filter. The larger than life flag was hanging over a Scotia street. I like the rainy day and the oil filter that I added. Again, please click for better viewing.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The image below was an experiment of mine that didn't really 'take off'. I wanted to take photos of street life/city life. I went out early, with my camera, in hopes of finding people at bus stops, walking the streets, going to church, walking in a park, etc. My plan was hampered by the fact that people were not out and about! at all! I like the image below because it is exactly what I wanted. I wanted an 'old feel' and I wanted blurry photos. I like photos of street life where the subjects are blurred and where the color of the photo is 'off'. I hope to get back to this style of photography soon.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Taking images today and making the final result look like photos in the 1960s. Pale, yellowish colors were typical of the processing then.
These are motels found on rt.5S. Below, a motel of mirrors?? hmmm..odd/creepy. Above, "Free TV" Whoopie! Again, those these motels are operational it is obvious they were opened in the past, maybe 70s?
Below, the image that inspired it all. Hard to believe this scene was captured this past summer.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I had a hard time with the 'ghost' assignment but then I watched the TV show "Ghost Hunters". On that show, the hunters use a variety of techniques to capture ghosts. Above, heat sensors can be used to detect ghosts. Also, many ghost photos capture white streaks or orbs. I was amazed at the activity in my house as you can see below.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
This week's assignment was to photograph 'consumption.' I interpreted that as consuming food and beverages. The above was taken using a lighboard underneath the straws and a large flashlight above them. Below, I was once again practicing with the program Light Room. I like experimenting with filters and colors so both images were fun for me to edit.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I thought a 'Blue Moon' would have a tint of blue, of course. I educated myself to learn that the term indicates a second 'full moon' in a month. This will not occur again until 2015. The photo above is full color, not blk/wht. I did nothing to the image. It's not award winning but it documents the 'Blue Moon'.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
These are practice photos using "Lightroom 3" These images were in very poor quality and composition. I attempted to make the composition more interesting with cropping and used many processes which affected light. With Lightroom I know how to lighten/darken parts or specific areas of a photo, rather than making the entire image brighter/darker. These techniques are simple for some but it is a learning curve for me. Soooo much I still don't know!