Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween ...

happy halloween folks!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

tuesday play of the day no 17 ...

water color walking on the walls ...

- created (4) duplicate layers
- re-arranged/re-positioned layers
- applied water color filter
- stamped out the crack
- flattened

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

panda in a tin ...

co-worker made rice-crispy treats, except formed it into the shape of a panda. it's head for some reason ended up in a tin.

f/3.2 @ 46mm, 1/50sec-exposure, iso400, 0/6ev, flash fired

Monday, October 27, 2008

who doesn't love cheesy goodness ...

random post from recently. grilled cheese. perfect amount of cheese, bread, butter and a frying pan. who doesn't love grilled cheese?

f/3.2 @ 46mm, 1/50sec-exposure, iso800, 0/6ev

Sunday, October 26, 2008

tuesday play of the day no 16 ...

what would aliens see, or bugs while flying around the desert? :)

- sharpen
- difference clouds
- diffuse glow

Friday, October 24, 2008

a visit with the grandparents ...

... i thought i'd post up a random picture i took of my grandpa on a recent trip out to san fran (earlier this week). it was a very very short trip - west coast in less than 24 hours. but i'm glad i got to see them.

f/1.8 @ 50mm, 1/60sec-exposure, iso400, 0/6ev, flash fired.

day at the track ...

it's been insane lately, but i was at the track last friday, took a (very) few shots but was messing around with aperture and focus points. i love my coupe. (random statement there). two subsequent images changing the center focus. bokeh goes nuts. this is also the first in a set of me and my "red" theme.

shot of the track, while overlooking the hood of the coupe. third picture is of will turner's (of turner motorsports) new m3, he spanked me ... well all of us on the track.

f/3.2 @ 50mm, 1/3200sec-exposure, iso200, 0/6ev

f/3.2 @ 50mm, 1/2500sec-exposure, iso200, 0/6ev

f/3.2 @ 50mm, 1/3200sec-exposure, iso200, 0/6ev

Thursday, October 16, 2008

a note on snapping daily ...

i haven't posted in a few days, *really* it's been a tad busy, primarily just really tied up at work, unfortunately and i can only take so many pictures of the inside of my office. it got me thinking though, about how i want to shoot daily, but time (and subsequently energy) is just lacking. so as of the past week, i've been trying to pick a theme and just shoot the most random of things. my current theme is "red" as in shoot anything red, or you can twist that and possibly just shoot anything with a red-filter and see the results. it's good practice and you don't have to *think* too much about finding subjects, as i can pretty much find things that are red all over.

a couple of other possible themes to shoot:

  • shoot abc's. day one, find something, anything and many-things that start with the letter "a". day two, find things that start with the letter "b". so on and so forth.
  • pic a color. often times it's very interesting to see things based solely on color, regardless of subject.
  • shoot just clouds, all the time for a week. see the differences in clouds and cloud formations.
  • things that reflect. this could be anything from a bike reflector to the chrome on a wheel or faucet. plastic bottles reflect too.
  • contrast. snap only items with contrasting color, the exit sign leaving your office. painted parking spaces.
  • letters. start with a. end with z. find letters in your life and shoot them.

there are soo many possibilities, and although this post doesn't have pictures associated with them yet (haven't been able to process my red pictures yet), i hope this gives you some ideas.

Monday, October 13, 2008

tuesday play of the day no 14 ...

ok, so i had to photoshop my own photo this week, had a few days of traveling so i had a few days to think about it. came up with nothing. i like the original photo a lot, but then the more i looked at it, the more i thought it looked half like spring and half like fall. i think it's due to the brightness of the green grass and the blue/semi-paleness of the sky. i wanted more of a fall look, here's my semi-best attempt.

- hue/saturation adjustment to remove some of the green and add red/brown flavors
- warming filter (no85)
- channel mixer to make the sky a little more evening grey/pink/blue

the original can be seen a few posts down labeled "fall weddings in new england ..."

Monday, October 6, 2008

perfectly out of focus ...

this came out to be one of my favorite shots of this past weekend, apple picking with carter.

f/3.5 @ 26mm, 1/200sec-exposure, iso200, +2/3ev