Month: October 2012

I feel like this leaf

I guess I picked a good week to take vacation. With this being the fifth rainy day in the row, I’m getting a little soggy. I canceled some plans to get work done on my house because it’s a bit too wet, so that left me with not much to do. With the exception of the hard core hurricane induced…

Back tracking

In a fit of nothing better to do, I went through some of my old photo files with a hopefully fresh look at some of my past work. I like to do that on occasion just to see if I missed something the first time around, or perhaps see if I can process a photo a different direction from what…

Not staying within the lines

It looks like the fall color is coming to an end soon, judging by what I saw today while driving around. That’s too bad, because I found a new life with it after getting bored taking “normal” shots, I started to experiment. I found the color a nice backdrop, and sometimes even the “subject”, for my multi-exposure photos. Considering the…

The party’s over, turn out the lights

A little break from my experiments. While I was in the park the other day trying to fulfill my artistic vision ūüėČ I took a few shots of this lonely swing set. I don’t know why, it was something to shoot but really¬†didn’t offer much as far as details or textures. Regardless, I took a few shots, trying to play…

Trees seem to work

In my continuing multi-exposure experiments I have come to the conclusion that trees seem to work best for the technique. I was out in the park today and tried to incorporate other elements into the photos but I found that things with harder, straighter edges don’t seem to work as well. Also I need to be somewhat of a distance…

Zeroing in

A continuation of my multi-exposure experimenting. I’m sticking with the autumn theme for now until I can get out to shoot a better variety of subjects. I have ideas at least, if I can only find the scenarios I have in my head. I want to incorporate more defined elements, not so much nature,¬†to give a little bit of a…

Making an impression

In order to get my artistic mojo back I’ve been trying to get outside of my own box. One thing that I have been playing around with lately is multiple exposures. As¬†I mentioned in a previous post, my camera has the ability to take up to 9 exposures on one file and I have been trying to find some suitable…

Drive-by autumn

So, getting back to the autumn picture thing. I had all intentions of not trying to capture the fall season on camera anymore but I kept seeing colorful trees everywhere today. With the gray cloudy skies the colors seemed to pop more than usual. But since I was working today I couldn’t spend time taking photos so these are just…

Bricks, lots of bricks

I find most red brick buildings uninteresting as far as photography is concerned. The color and small consistent patterns usually makes for a dull photo. If I can find something of interest where a brick building is concerned I usually convert to black and white which takes away the¬†distracting color and makes you concentrate on the lines instead. But today…

I can’t explain

I can’t explain much about this photo other than I took it through the window of an old storefront in Wheeling. It was in a large building and touted itself as an antiques store but it just looked like a bunch of useless junk sitting in an old warehouse. I think it was still in business, or at least recently…