Saturday, November 14, 2009

dogwood no.87

This collection of leaves was collected at the same time on the same day from the same dogwood tree.  Different areas received different sun amounts and that changed and controlled the leaf transformation.  First hand, it was bewildering and simply amazing to see.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ida Kissed Charlotte

Tropical Storm Ida slowed to a crawl as it reached the U.S. Gulf Coast earlier this week -- but it’s been dumping plenty of rain on the Southeast, including several wet days in the Queen City.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cheap Glass Two

I was asked for some more cheap glass, so here is another compilation.  These are glass plates, bowls and such that were sitting in an antique store.  I liked the way the cut and cast textures manipulated the light.  I set up for a shallow DOF and commenced to sorting through the four floors of the store.  Each object was held between a light source and the camera.  It was a fun project that produced some interesting results.  A venture like this encourages you to look at light distortion and shape perspective differently.  You may see something new.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Today is Veterans Day in the United States.  I am a US Navy Veteran and very proud of it.  I have seen and done things that many people could not imagine.  I've worked with some of the most of the brightest and most resourceful people in the World.  The motto for our group was "Perfectus Servitium" and that is what we did. This photo of me was during my years in the Submarine Force.  But really this post is for everyone else. The Veteran's that served "boots down" in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq and six dozen other places we made presence over the years.  These guys were "In Country" so that you and I didn't have to.  You know a Vet somewhere...  Today- tell them THANK YOU!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Captain Kirk and the Beauty Queen

Today is the official release of Joel Port's solo debut album "Captain Kirk and the Beauty Queen."  I wore several hats on this project to include Art Director, Photographer, Executive Producer and a cameo backing vocal spot ;)  This project has hundreds of man-hours invested and we are very proud of our product.  It is a challenge sometimes to bring creative ideas to fruition.  A long time coming... this day feels great.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Power of One

Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA.
The life of a photograph does not always live and breathe on the faces within.  The movement, excitement, life and energy can be portrayed by other content.  Power and message can be conveyed in many ways.  You can see the story the photograph tells.  Look for it.  Feel it.  Breathe it.  Some say it's worth one thousand words.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

She Swings High!

Strawberry Park. Charlotte. North Carolina. USA
With a telephoto lens you can be far away from you subject.  That coupled with a wide f-stop will provide that shallow depth of field blurring the background.  This brings the attention into your subject and isolates the visual impact for the viewers.  Another great benefit from being far away from your subject...  you're far away.  They don't notice you. You are not in their space.  Especially with kids...  they relax and do their own thing.  That is when you can capture magic.