Day 311 (6 Nov 2012) Kryptonite

At least that’s how it looks to me ūüôā ¬†I had a glass mixing bowl shatter in the freezer and I thought some of the pieces would make great props for a shoot, and I think I was right! ¬†This isn’t the first time I’ve shot using junk or ‘garbage’ for this project; it’s amazing what you can do with simple stuff lying around (or that is no longer useful for it’s intended purpose)

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Day 208 (26 July 2012) Cracked

Ever get in a creative rut? ¬†Can’t think of something to shoot or an idea for a photo to make? ¬†Just check the trash! ¬†Well, if you have some old chicken or fish, you may not want to do that, LOL. ¬†A few days ago I bought some eggs to use for some photography experimentation with light. ¬†I saved a couple of the shells because I knew there would be a day where I needed an interesting subject to shoot. ¬†Today was that day!

I experimented with different orientations, DoFs, number of ‘subjects’, etc. ¬†I did a black & white conversion in Lightroom, because I like the texture and shape (and brown eggs just are not very interesting from a color standpoint). ¬†When I was setting up, the available light I used was the lighting fixture above my dining room table. ¬†The fixture has 3 bulbs which make for multi-shadows, so I unscrewed two of the bulbs to give a simple shadow. ¬†I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed creating them!

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60 mm, 3.2 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Cracked)

 

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60 mm, 0.6sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Empty Eggs)

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60 mm, 3.2 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Cracked Open)

Day 39 (8 Feb 2012) The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

There are those to go through this life always striving for more; more pay, a bigger house, a nicer car, more ‘power’, higher social status, that legendary pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. ¬†When they do finally do reach the end goal, and find that pot, this is what they end up with:

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18 mm, 4 min, f/3.5, ISO 100 (Pot of Gold)

They end up dead with nothing to show, except a tombstone and an empty, broken, rusty pot.

And yet,¬†‚ÄúBetter to have one handful with quietness¬†than two handfuls with hard work¬†and chasing the wind.‚ÄĚ Ecclesiastes 4:6

Remember what is important in life: God, family, friends, and helping others. ¬†Don’t forgot to take time to enjoy life, this is where you will find your true treasure!