Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
This is a study in the supression of the camera flash. In the photo above the flash was used. In the picture below I suppressed the flash. Using the flash generates little interest in the scene, but with the flash shut off there is a little mystery in the presentation.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Here are two still life studies. I wanted to work with lighting on different surfaces. The first was not giving me what I wanted, as you can see one object has a matte surface and, the background is a distraction. I did try other attempts with a neutral grey surface but that did not work. I then replaced the matte object with something more reflective. I think this is a better image.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I have been searching for a description for this type of art. Somebody spent a lot of time and effort trying to express themselves using the building as their canvas. If art is suppose to have a message, I'm not sure what the artist/craftsman was trying to say. Close-ups can be viewed: Here
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Today it's close-up photography. I had two other ideas in mind but neither was doable. So I settle on searching for some subjects for study. I visited one of my favorite haunts, no pun intended, the cemetery. I found a some flowers and foliage to photograph.
Just before I posting this blog I had the good fortune to see the insect, below, clinging to the window screen. It looks like I have to clean the screens. Additional photos can be viewed: Here
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Today was an interesting assignment. One of the problems is that you can get caught up in watching how well the riders are doing and forget that you should be taking pictures. From the youngest to the oldest the equestrians were intent on doing their best. Saddle Rowe put on a well attended show. Other photos can be seen at: Sports
Friday, September 18, 2009
I was scouting a horse farm for tomorrow's assignment when I saw this rider. She asked me to make her look younger but she really doesn't need any touch up. She is young in heart, mind, and spirit. Can you tell that she likes the color orange?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The scene was amusing, the Guinea hens wandered back and forth on the outside looking in. They wanted to get at the feed but weren't sure how to get there. As I slowly approached they squaked, gave me a nervous look, then flew to the top of the fence.
Even then they were not sure what to do next. Finally then flew into the safety of the enclosure.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This was taken yesterday at sunset, I had to share it. I happened to look out the window and saw the sky was painted in these beautiful colors. Grabbing the camera I rushed outside and took a few pictures. When I finished I noticed that I was bare chested. To get the best view I had to use my neighbor's lawn, I don't think they were home. Luckily I was wearing trousers.
Monday, September 14, 2009
These are pictures of a bicycle I just finished equiping. The wheels are 20 inches so it is a smallwheel bicycle but it is a pleasure to ride. It's quick, responsive, and lightweight. It would be good for in-city apartment living. Although not a folder it is easily transported.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Today was busy, drove 23 miles to Hanover, MA took some photos at the Hanson Riding Club show and then drove 38 miles to Millis and got some more shots at the Southeastern New England Regional Pony Club Festival. Additional photos can be seen at "Horse Show".
Friday, September 11, 2009
The stone of "Stonewalk" is a 1400 pound granite memorial honoring the "Unknown Civilians Killed in War" There are two memorial stones, One remains on the grounds of The Peace Abbey, Sherborn MA. The other travels throughout the world. Today they were transporting the stone from Sherborn to the Massachusetts State house in Boston, a distance of 20 miles.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
In the first photo a quick look makes you wonder if boat 8 is tired or trying to get back to the water. On closer observation you can see that it was left on a boat trailer. In the picture below the water is so calm to can see the reflection of the cloud in the upper right showing in the lower right.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I thought today would have to another day of static scenes but just as I was about to leave they released this horse into the corral. The result was a roll in the dirt and a romp around the corral, happiness.
Other photos of today can be viewed here: Photography
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Today was very interesting, I had been wondering what I could shoot for the days assignment and came upon a group of polo players. The picture above is of "Sissy", I suppose the spelling could be "Cici", forgot to ask. But who ever heard of a sissy umpire? What ever the spelling she is a talented instructor in the sport of Polo. Throughout the weeks she instructs groups of students in the basic and finer points of polo. It is said that she is a "bear", maybe that is a better name.
After doing a search I did find the correct first name spelling of the learned coach for the Harvard Polo Club, it's Cissie.
In the picture below Nick is giving a demonstration on how to handle the horse and the mallet. Tomorrow I will be adding some more of today's pictures in the following site: Polo.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Today's exercise was to take some photos using available light. The pictures were taken at Circle A Cycles. Chris and Brian makes some of the world's best bikes. It's my kind of shop, a little on the messy side, but productive.
The light source for the photo of Chris, above, was daylight through an open door. The source for Brian's picture, below, was a bare incandescent lamp.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Here is part of an interesting grove of beech trees. I will be returning to this area as the seasons change. It should be interesting to capture the scene as the leaves fall, as the snow builds up, and again as new foliage appears. The photo above would make a nice backdrop for a spooky Halloween setting. In the next photo do you see the toad emerging from the tree?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I'm trying this again because the air was a little cleaner and also I wanted to include a little of the foreground to give some idea of the distance to the city, approximately 9 miles. The first image was taken at 3PM, the next at 6:30PM.