Tag: Charleston

Bicycle parts

Unlike boats, which I talked about in a previous post, I have spent a lot of time on bicycles. Maybe not as cool and vintagey as these but I did put in my share of time on two wheels. I would still be riding if I lived in a more biker friendly area, but I’ll save that story for later.

Like a song

This image came together very much like a recorded song. When you listen to a recorded song you are hearing the final product put together from multiple parts. From the notes, chords, and melody played by various instruments and singers. The choice of instruments, amplifiers, microphones, reverbs, effects, etc. all play a role in the sound. Then the recording process…

A boating life

As a landlubber here in Pennsylvania, my experiences with boats have been few and far between. I could probably count on one hand the number of times I have ben on a boat. There was the inflatable raft I bought at Kmart as a teenager to float down a local creek for a scene in a super-8 film project. That excursion lasted…

Cemeteries don’t have to look morbid

I take a lot of photos in cemeteries. Besides the fact that the local cemetery is the nicest place in town, landscape wise, certainly nicer than the park, I like visiting it for all of the textures and history. When I travel I actually seek out old cemeteries, the older the better. And although I am a fan of the…

Walking, shooting….and thinking

These photos were taken while walking around Charleston, South Carolina on one rainy day. There’s  something about being in a different city that puts me in tourist mode instead of photographer mode. My creativity just sinks and I end up leisurely shooting the sites. That’s not a bad thing, I guess, since the idea of the trip was just to get…

Pops of red

A couple of automotive “portraits” for today. No fancy photography technique here – just some scenes I saw while walking around. If the architecture looks different from my usual work, it’s because these were shot in Charleston, South Carolina. I was there for only a couple of days this week and most of that was raining, heavily at times, so I couldn’t…

365-304 Art for art

Wow, it’s getting difficult to find photo subjects as the days get shorter. The project I am on for work keeps me busy until near dark, which doesn’t help. I try to find stuff on the way back to my hotel while there is still light but it’s a well worn path.  Occasionally I’ll find something new or see something old in…

365-292 “It’s for an art project”

As I was taking some photos of a building today, a woman came out of a door that I just shot and said “may I ask what are you taking pictures for?” I replied, matter of factly, “it’s for an art project!” She stared back blankly, followed by a brief silence and then muttered “Hmm……..OK.” I use the “art project” reply…

365-244 Hmm, took a while

It’s been a long evening. After going out to shoot some dusk photos and then heading back to the hotel after dinner I realized the batteries in my wireless mouse were dead. As I mentioned in a previous post, trying to process photos on a laptop without a real mouse isn’t an easy experience. So I ran over to Wal-Mart because it was too…

365-241 Action!?

One thing you won’t find too much around here is action shots. OK make that two things – people and action. I have a hard enough time focusing on stationary subjects! But this evening as I was walking around Charleston I spotted this young skateboarder, Jesse Oliver, who was jumping off a curb. He was gracious enough to let me…