January Photos

Just some photos from this past month, I hope you enjoy 🙂

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Day 285 (11 Oct 2012) I’m Back!!

I know that you must be going into withdrawals not having an image of mine to take in every day over the past two and a half weeks, but now your wait is over!  HaHa, J/K 🙂  I’m not ‘that’ full of myself.  But It is good to get back into this daily activity.

The past two weeks were AMAZING, to say the least.  Spending 2 weeks with my amazing girlfriend in Barcelona and the surrounding areas (France and Andorra, included) was better than I had dreamed.  Can’t wait for her to visit here in December 🙂 🙂

While there I shot just under 2000 images, and have not had a chance to do anything with them, as I had two mid-terms this week upon returning (finished last one tonight), so any spare time was in the books.  I hope to work on them slowly over the next few days/weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for make-up posts (and more images up on Flickr)

Tonight after my last mid-term of the semester, I pulled out a LED powered glow stick to see what kind of fun I could have in my dark basement.  I think I had more fun than the images portray, but that’s always ok 🙂

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Day 262 (19 Sep 2012) Sculpture

I got to campus about 30 min before class started today because there is a huge red-painted sculpture on the campus I wanted to shoot.  I made several images from various angles, distances, etc.  It’s very interesting with the hard and soft edges, the arcs and angles.

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Day 258 (15 Sep 2012) Fire Dancers

Last night I went to the wedding of a very good and close friend.  After the reception ended at 11:30 pm, a friend and I headed to Downtown Providence, RI to see Waterfire. But due to the late hour, most of the fires were out 😦  But we just hung out a little and stumbled upon a group of people who were playing/performing some ‘fire dancing.’  They had torch-like objects on the ends of two chains which they twirled around. It was pretty cool.  I used the opportunity to set up my tripod and take some images of their art.  I was able to meet and talk with one of them when I showed her the photos I took of her friend, then she wanted me to shoot her doing it.  It was pretty cool to see them and meet them.  She was very appreciative of the fact that she can now get photos of her doing it.

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18 mm, 1 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 (Ring of Fire)

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18 mm, 8 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 (Fire Dancer)

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18 mm, 1 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Flaming Dance)

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/14, ISO 100 (WaterFire Basin, After)

Day 247 (4 Sep 2012) Pinecone

Sunday while hiking I picked up this little guy, I was looking for more, but I was just trying to get down the mountain.  One of my knees started acting up, so my complete focus was on “down”, down to the car.

I still haven’t gotten to processing, or even looking at, the photos from my trip.  Between work and getting some homework done, I just got them downloaded into my computer.  I’ll work on them after Thursday, and hopefully get a few up this week(end).

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60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Casting a Shadow)

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60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Pinecone)

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60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Negative Space)

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60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Desaturated Cone)

Day 168 (16 June 2012) Beach and Clouds

Today I was in Westerly, RI, for a pancake breakfast fundraiser, and decided to take the LONG way home, including a stop at the shore and a few other places along the way.  I had lots of time and my camera 🙂

Turns out that the beaches are so popular that they charge for parking, so I drove to a rocky portion of the shore where there was limited free parking (gotta save my money for more camera goodies, right? 🙂 ).  The painter below allowed me to take a couple photos of him.  However, I can’t decide which of the three images from the photo I like better.  I’m leaning towards the first one.  Which is your favorite?

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55 mm, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Beach Painter – 1)

Painter 1 - B&W Landscape

55 mm, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Beach Painter – 2)

Painter 1 - color

55 mm, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Beach Painter – 3)

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39 mm, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100 (Peace Sign)

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55 mm, 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100 (Field of Dreams)

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42 mm, 1/82 sec, f/11, ISO 100 (Power Lines)

Day 128 (7 May 2012) Shadow and Color

I decided to shoot a couple things around my yard, and as I was walking back to my house, I noticed my shadow.  I’ve had a hankering to shoot a shadow series since I’ve always like looking at the cool shapes that shadows can make.  I may have to use this as a start of exploring a new concept 🙂  Any tips/tutorials on shadows would be great!  (yes, I know I can google it, but I prefer to save the effort if I can 😉 )

My Shadow

33 mm, 1/125 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (My Shadow)

I really like the color contrast between this backhoe and the woods; the yellow/rust over the green.

Tractor Colors

32 mm (cropped), 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Tractor Colors)

This wood pile has been sitting here for several years, now.  I’m still trying to find the best way to shoot it, but it’s decay is fascinating to me.  I like the effect of this filter on the wood pile; it really brings out the texture.

Wood Pile

55 mm, 1/30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Wood Pile)

Day 117 (26 April 2012) Laser Painting II

It was suggested that I do a series based on my last laser experiment, so I’m continuing the experiment.  This time it’s not as dramatic, but after trying a few items, this turned out the best.

I’m learning that the color and luster of the object really affects the result.  So does the shape.  I’ll defiantly do this type of photo again.  Maybe even a portrait, as was suggested 🙂

Laser Fruit

37 mm, 16 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Laser Fruit)