Tag: guitar

Ten Years Gone

Ten Years Gone. Besides being one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs, it’s also the amount of time I have had this blog! My first post was an introduction of the start of my 365 photo project for 2011. I always wanted to do a 365 project and I was laid off from work at the time, so I thought…

Johnny Winter 1944-2014

Johnny Winter, the great blues-rocker guitarist passed away last week at the age of 70. Sad news for me because Johnny was probably the main reason I wanted to pick up the guitar well over 30 years ago and learn to play the blues. Although I got turned on to gads of other guitarists over the years, I still enjoyed…

Interim

When I originally started this blog I was going to feature two things that I like to do – photography and play guitar, hence the name “What I Pic” which derived from “pic” as in picture and “pic” as in guitar pick. However, the guitar portion quickly took a back seat to the photography when I was posting daily my…

No photo blues

It’s been so long since I posted anything and yet I still don’t have any new worthy pics! Sure, I’ve been taking some photos but they have been more along the lines of gear testing photos which are painfully boring since they are mainly for analysis.  But one of my test shots is unlike all of the others…..it moves! That’s…

365-316 Los cincuenta finales

The beginning of the end of my 365 project – the first of the final fifty images. It’s been fun but I can’t wait to take a break. Oh, I’ll keep shooting and posting, but probably closer to a few times a week, mostly if I have interesting images or stories. And I’ll keep dragging my camera around and trying…

365-91 Like a zombie

That’s the way I felt today when I was out and trying to find a photo subject. After a while I just quit and gave up on the idea. I didn’t want to go out of may way to maybe find a new subject and just waste gas chasing something I wasn’t even sure was there. So I just relaxed…

365-63 Guitars and photography

I started this blog hoping I would talk about photography and guitars, the two things I enjoy. Well, the photography part has become a little overwhelming, mostly because of my 365 shots. I would like to write about guitars more and hopefully I’ll be able to get back on that track. I’m just not that good of a writer, so…

365-17

Experimenting with macro again. I took even more pictures of ice today but tried to avoid selecting yet another ice shot for my 365.  The “moon” in this shot is actually a small crystal “switch”, about 3-4mm in size, on a small 4″ glass electric guitar figurine. The “stars” are, of course, dust! Shot with my 28mm Super-Takumar lens reverse mounted and Sunpak flash.…

Guitar Pics – moving camera technique

Just thought I would post another picture I took today that I like. I have a large glass that’s full of guitar pics of various size, thickness and materials. They add a lot of tonal options on both acoustic and electric guitar. This is a long exposure where basically I framed the shot, snapped the shutter and moved the camera…

What’s coming up

I’m rounding out my first week with this blog and I thought I would layout some plans I have. On the photography side I will, of course, continue my 365 photo project. I plan on posting them the day I shoot them but we’ll see how that goes when I get busier later in the year at my “normal” job.…