Sunday, April 16, 2006

Cherish


I think that if you look up the word "cherish" you will find this photo. One of the delights of wedding photography is that now and then you capture a moment, and emotion that speaks to you. I was pleased to capture this such moment.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Incandescent Orchid


Interesting to do macro with a long lens... we have several orchids on our dining room table and I watched the light change the whole feeling of the blossoms.

Wazzat? Someone Talking About Me?


Another possible square crop of my friendly Peacock...

It's Sassy to Be Square!


DPC is having a competition that is titled, "Square Crop". This was one I considered, but entered another.

This Peacock contrasted so strongly with the yellow wall, when he walked between two pillars I just had to cature the moment.

Mondrian Duck


At the Tracey Aviary on March 4th, there were some gorgeous birds. this was one I thought particularly handsome.

Cruising for Chicks



These white pelicans have their maing plumage and were just cruising... looking for a little action, threatening the neighborhood, loking cool and dangerous. Not too differnt from them, are we?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Immature Bald Eagle Great Salt Lake


Bald Eagle Over Great Salt Lake
Originally uploaded by f-32.

Flower Children and Bride


Flowergirls
Originally uploaded by f-32.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Overlooking It All. . .


Overlooking It All. . .
Originally uploaded by f-32.
Dang it's hard to always do it right - to make the right decision in selecting a photo. Or in this case, to MODIFY only one pic and have it be definitive.

Another attempt at digital double exposure... how's it compare to the other one - with the organ loft and Rose Window?

Rose Window Plus


RoseWinplus_8998v1
Originally uploaded by f-32.
Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City - with a slightly modified Rose Window. My first foray into multiple exposure done digitally.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?


Practice, Man, Practice!

Ok, it's a tired old joke, but it made me smile to think of it as a headline.

The question is: expose for the sky, go with the full silhouette or expose for the granite and let the sky (and the angel) burn out OR expose for the gold of the statue. Today, I choose to share this as you see it.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Casts A Long Shadow


Not an image taken today, I admit. This is a small cemetary on the side of the interstate headed out of Albuquerque. There is no lawn, there is only what care family members give to their loved-one's graves, there is all-too-much vandalism, there is a strong hint of 'the old west' and it has almost a feeling of being foreign soil. There are simple expressions of love and pathos, there is ruin and dilapidation, there is simplicity and humility and an almost too-powerful realism. These are real people's graves. Their families did the best they could for them. Sometimes it was only a blanket of stones covering a mound of dirt and marked with a wooden cross (or an outline of pebbles in that shape above the grave.)

Documenting the cemetary, to the minimal extent of the time I could invest, was a lesson and privelege. I hoped to portray the humility, the love, the cross-generational ties of the families for their beloved deceased. This image was taken when the shadows had grown long and I was trying to honor the dead and their families.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Photography circa 1900


The red leather bellows of my old Burke & James 5X7 field camera looked great out of focus, but I like this b&w version better. I used the Calculations tool in Photoshop CS2 for the first time and found it does wonders in converting from color to a punchy black and white. Anyone who knows how to use this tool, please contact me so I can ask some dumb questions.

(Ok, I like the PaD a little better today than I did yesterday!)