Month: June 2012

Take a break

I think I’m too hard on myself about almost everything I do, especially photography. Although I try not to go at things too seriously, I get upset when I think I could do better. I know for sure that I could have done LOTS of things better throughout my life, yet here I am. I’m good with myself. Life is…

Yes, no, yes, no, maybe

That’s the way I feel about this shot. While on the Pitt campus the other day, my wife and I were walking past Heinz Chapel (which is a spectacular building in its own right) and there was a sign that said a wedding was taking place and not to enter. Through the open door you could see the bride and my…

A short journey

Saturday was a nice summer day and my wife and I decided to take a walk in the early evening since we had nothing better to do – well, nothing we wanted to do, like painting. But considering how lousy our neighborhood is and the questionable characters that inhabit it, I suggested we head into Pittsburgh and walk around the city.…

Just Posting Vol. 2

A continuation of my posting of what I think is uninspiring photography  that I have been doing lately. I thought this shot would look good in black and white but it just didn’t work out. Too busy or contrasty or something. So I settled on the color but I’m still not happy – maybe too much green or something.

Just posting Vol. 1

I honestly haven’t been spending much time shooting lately and I feel a little bad about it. I’ve been focusing on my house and assorted other life things so I haven’t really had the time to just go out and take photos. Oh I take my camera with me as much as possible because, you know, “just in case” but as…

Missing an element?

I’ve passed this old farmhouse a few times and even managed to grab a photo of it in the past. I liked the old warmth of it and would love to get closer to take detail shots. I don’t think it’s inhabited and I don’t want to simply trespass, so I’m holding out hope that some time when I drive…

A bucket of…

…bolts. I seriously think I am running out of ideas and things to photograph. Which must mean I am on the verge of something great, since in the past when I felt that way I ended up taking some good photos afterwards. I really hope so. In the mean time you can enjoy this fine array of cold hard steel…

Feel like cropping

For some reason I usually don’t crop a photo different from its native format. On rare occasions, I may do a square crop but I seldom do a “freeform” crop, even though it may be the best thing for the composition of the photo. But after I processed this image and saw all of the wasted space above the bales I…

T is for tree

Just a couple of tree photos I took over the last few days. I’m not overly happy with them, mostly because I didn’t take the time to study the scenes. I was thinking too “normal” when I was shooting.  It was only afterwards, when viewing the images on the computer, that I spotted way better compositions that I totally missed. Sigh.…

A grave decision

I have been a little heavy on the black and white lately so I decided some color pics would be nice. And what’s more colorful than flowers? Astute readers may note that there are graves in the photos and are probably thinking, “geesh, is that guy in the cemetery again?” Well, not really. I was in Columbus for a vintage guitar…