Now that Peter is interested in infrared photography, he has been bugging me about workflow and how to process infrared photographs. Below is my process, as with any workflow, you will adapt to your own. Continue reading
(Last weekend, I forgot to publish this blog. That broke my streak of publishing a weekend blog – every week for 152 weeks. Darn it. Anyway, enjoy. Thanks)
When Mary and I were in Napa a few weeks back, I woke up late and as I started walking to the gym, I saw this unusual and beautiful cloud formation. It was a bit windy, so I knew I did not have much time. I grabbed my gear and ran out of the hotel to find a foreground. Here is what happened: Continue reading
This week I decided to take one subject, and apply different techniques. This involved having Peter wait patiently in a parking lot as I dug through fallen leaves to find the perfect assortment of colors and shapes. Then I had to carefully protect them on the drive home. And much to Peter’s chagrin, I confiscated a key baking dish (much needed for the holiday cooking) to create my ice picture. I am happy to report, that Peter still likes me (if not my projects). Continue reading
I have about 10 projects that are mid-stream but not completed, so this week I’m calling myself out so you don’t have too – I’m phoning it in. The abstract above started with paint on the wall of a building (another instance of when Peter has walked up behind me and asks, “what on earth are you taking a picture of?”). At some point, he should stop asking me that…… Continue reading
The San Luis Rey Mission is located five miles east of Oceanside, CA in northern San Diego County off of (what else?) Mission Avenue. It is the 18th established mission and is named after King Luis IX of France. It has a pretty large property, but not all of it is open to the public. Here are some highlights: Continue reading
I decided to switch up Weeks 6 and 7 (long boring story). So armed with my trusty 70-200 (which just cost me a small fortune in repairs…..why do I have this crazy cosmic karma which deals me “rare” problems?), I set out to “isolate”.
Making photos as a team allows both of us to engage in our own vision of a subject and guarantees we usually have two distinct points of view. We almost never even have a conversation about this, but invariably we end up covering all the bases of a particular subject. Here is a good example: Continue reading
I just love it when there is an acronym for specific types of rule-breaking. This is week 5 of my Visual Toolkit adventure, and it was all about moving the camera during exposure. I must have taken hundreds of photos, and at one point, Peter gave me the “2-minute” warning as if I was a 5-year old that couldn’t be cajoled away from playtime to get back into the car.
If you are not a birder, the main reason to go to the Salton Sea is to see the “modern” ruins. The Salton Sea was a thriving beach resort in the mid-nineteenth century and is now, in many places, like a ghost town. Here is the prime example: Continue reading
So first a big shout out to my colleagues (and I hope…still friends), for participating in yet another one of my crazy projects. I affectionately call this one “Bust a Move” and as you can see people are dancing to their own music. I had grand visions of doing an assortment of different moves on one poster, but after my tendinitis kicked in I thought I would keep it simple.