Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trying a new technique

This was the first image I posted to my blog back on July 15, 2009.  I've been thinking for awhile about learning how to apply texture to some of my photos and decided tonight to give it a try.  Let me know what you think.

Duluth Aerial Bridge Reflection

Taken in Canal Park in Duluth after a thunderstorm.  It was raining when I left the hotel so I left the hotel.  Once the rain stopped I started seeing all of these great reflections in the pools of water.  I ran back to the hotel in a panic and grabbed my camera off of the night stand and headed back out.  Once I got back out to Canal Park my brain didn't see any of the same cool images.  I was sick about it and angry about not having my camera with me from the beginning.  I was ready to head back to my room in defeat.  When I turned to leave I looked down at my feet and this is what I saw.  It was taken with the last frame of film left in the camera.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mausoleum Door

Taken at St. Mary's Cemetary on 46th St and Chicago in South Minneapolis.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer grass at sunrise

From a workshop in the Red River Valley.  It was a beautiful morning.  The sun rising and the nearly full moon still in the sky.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Abandoned kitchen

This was a tough one.  No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get all of the lines to be parallel or squared up with each other.  Guess I need a tilt lens for something like that.  More to come in the series later this summer when I can carve out some time to work on the rest of the images from the project.  Hope you enjoy this one for now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another from the abandoned house series

I have been drawn to abandoned things and abandoned places seemingly my whole life.  Before I could capture them with my camera I used dream and write about them.  I have several more images to work on from this same series before I can post them.  This is the same house that is depicted in the other images from this project that I've previously posted.  I came across the house somewhere between Thief River Falls and Warren Minnesota while taking a roadtrip workshop.  I continue to dream about trips where I find more discarded jewels like this one.  If you know of some good places, please send them my way. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Edna G Mooring

Taken on board the Edna G on a trip to the North Shore over the weekend.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Colton School, Colton, SD

Posted in response to the challenge from  Anthony Chapin.  Most of the trip was photographed in black and white film even though I had just purchased my digital SLR.  Finally, on the last day, Tony "convinced" me to get the digital out of the camera bag.  Almost all of the images from that digital shoot are badly out of focus.  I think I was so nervous about being somewhere I probably shouldn't have been that I couldn't hold the camera steady no matter how hard I tried.  Please check out Tony's awesome blog.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Not waving but drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

- Stevie Smith