Friday, September 18, 2009

Fun while BBQ'in

The other day while BBQ'ing I noticed how nice the light was falling on a piece of garden art. This Bacchus head has aged mightily since my wife bought it way back when we used to live in Sonoma (or even back in San Rafael). That is about 9-10+ years. This head has gone from California to Georgia and now to Seattle, WA. Some good traveling.

What with the good amount of detail brought on by the aging process and the great light I had to run in grab the camera and take a few photos. I think this one is the best.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The first fire

We had our first fire in our new apartment over Labor day weekend. Fireplace fire that is. That's right, our apartment has a fireplace. Which is going to make for a much easier winter to deal with in Seattle. It is amazing how much a fire can make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The last time we were able to do this was in our home back in Athens, GA.

Of course I got the camera out and had to take a couple of photos. I find it interesting what fire can do to me. It has this hypnotizing effect while at the same time it is able to instill a sense of respect/danger at the same time. Maybe that is why I have gone into crafts that rely on fire. Blacksmithing and Ceramics being the two crafts.

Enjoy the fire, because I know I will be enjoying them over this winter.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Having fun with depth of field

I have been playing with taking photos with a very shallow depth of field the past two days. It has be very fun and has given me a jolt to go out and photograph. Here are a few from my walk to the library yesterday and my walk today down to the docks at Fisherman's Terminal.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kites over Washington part deux

Well, I had so much fun taking the photos at the kite installation, I decided to post a few more photos I have processed since Wednesday.

And here they are in Black and White. I think the B&W work much better then just the color photos. They have more feeling and are not distracted by the grayness of the sky. Once you just focus on the tones of the image they seem to come together producing a better overall effect.

I am curious what do some of you think?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kites over Washington

Well I came across this on a fluke yesterday here in Seattle at Gas Works Park. Luckily my wife had a meeting in the area I saw all these kites going up over Gas Works Park. Well one phone call later I had grabbed my camera and was in the car speeding on over there to take some photos.

Kites over Washington was an art project. You can find out more about it here. It seems to have been an art installation by Seth Abramson, who has been doing various art installations with kites for 12 years.

All I have to say, it was great to photograph. I had a blast walking around the park taking photos. I am having a blast developing these images too, especially into Black & White photographs. These are just a few. Tomorrow I think I will post a couple more.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Mule Deer

Back in July, at the cabin in Idaho, I also got a couple of snaps of some Mule Deer up at the salt lick. Mule deer are much bigger then a "bambi" type deer or what I call a the public's perception of what a deer should look like. They are more of the size of an elk. This young buck was hogging the salt lick from the doe. Ahhh males.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

A stormy sunset in Idaho part II

Here is the other photo I mentioned in my previous post. I have multiple shots of this scene but I believe this one is the best of the lot. The reason being is the water, or more precise the capture of the water motion. It is interesting how very different the photos look. Water seems to move and flow to a mind of its own.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A stormy sunset in Idaho

While at the cabin back in July we were getting many rainstorms coming through. Luckily one night my dad and I decided to go out and take some photos. Unfortunately I started off with only my telephoto lens and subsequently missed the amazing double rainbow. My dad got that beautiful photo, all I got was just a little piece of it.

But I did get some other photos. Here is one of a meadow in the foreground and the Boulder Mountains in the background. This was taken at Easley Gulch, just north of Ketchum, ID.

Tomorrow I will have another photo from this night.