Monday, December 31, 2012

Year End and a Favorite

I have noticed lots of photographers posting their 12 favorite pictures for the year.  Considering this is the last day of 2012 I can’t possibly figure out my 12 favorites on such last notice.   One of the other problems is that I still have unprocessed images from this year.   Perhaps next year I’ll think of this concept in time to put something together.

The picture above was taken in Iceland this  year.  This was the first time I had shot this type of composition and exposure.  I was quite excited about this level of color, texture and simplicity. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Saint Elizabeth’s

Last year I was quite lucky to get to spend a few hours inside of Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C.    While part of Saint Elizabeth’s is a functioning institution, much of it has been locked up for about a decade, but is not in the usual state of disrepair that I prefer.   About the time I took this shot I noticed our guide walking away from the building entrance.   Being locked in was only temporary since some of the members of our group had found an unlocked door earlier in the day.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Return of the Fabulous Tuckers


I was going through some of this year’s pictures looking for shots that I overlooked or never got around to editing.    Earlier this year I got to spend a morning with the largest private collection of Tuckers.  Considering that only 51 were ever produced, owning 3 of these wonderful cars makes this the largest private collection.   Originally I was not sure how I wanted to process this picture,  but with the benefit of time I decided on a look that I felt was appropriate. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Springtime in the Smokies

I was recently looking through some pictures from earlier in the year and found this double layer panorama that I shot in the Smokies this past spring.    I had not posted it before because I did not liked how the finished product was processed.  So I decided to process it again and this time was able to produce a result that I found acceptable.   

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Back on the Blog


It was not my intention to take a month off from posting to the blog, but last month was the Nature Visions Expo.  Also I've had some other issues that took up time I would normally devote to photography. 
The issues that are competing for my time and attention will likely remain for the rest of the winter, but I’m hoping to still make time to take images and have to settle for less frequent blog posts for the next couple months. 

The shot above was taken at a farm outside of Richmond where the owner has a couple dozen old trucks just sitting in the field.  While normally this type of shooting is nirvana to me, I just was not quite on my game that day.  The harsh overhead mid-day light did not help either.  So rather than fight thru this mental obstruction, I jumped back in the truck and headed for lunch.  Arriving back just in time to catch the nice late afternoon light, I starting making images that suited my desires.