Saturday, February 24, 2007
These three still lifes were shot in my studio late at night. The only light source was the ambient light entering the room from the hallway. The shutter speed at ISO 400 was set at 16 sec. and the aperture was 4.5. Each photo was shot RAW and processed in ACR. Further enhancements were made in Photoshop CS2.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
This photo , and the ones that follow, are ones that I am revisiting and reconsidering. This one was taken 3 years ago and has not been "touched" until now. I took this one on the eve of my sons wedding. My son and my Dad were in deep conversation....about pool or marriage? I haven't a clue, or should I say cue? But, in hindsight, it appears that my son "ran the table!"
Remember the 1973 movie by Woody Allen, "Sleeper"? The futuristic house where this was filmed has been seen from the outside by millions of people driving from Denver on I-80 to the Western Slope. I had an opportunity to acually see the inside of this house a couple of years ago when invited by very close friends to attend a party that they were able to arrange at this site. What a treat! My wife and I spent a few hours enjoying the party, the company and the architecture. I took alot of photos and was even able to complete a "plein air" oil painting on site. The painting ended up being a gift to the friends who had invited us for there for their 1 year wedding anniversary. The digital photos have been tucked away on my hard drive....out of site, out of mind. Well, here is one that I revisited today and thought that it was worth showing. For those who are familiar with the movie, it might be worth noting that I took this photo standing just outside the door to the "Orgasmatron"! I will also add a photo of the building so as to refresh and rekindle memories of the "Sleeper House."
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
On Sunday I attended an exhibit of photographs taken by Ansel Adams. Many of his classics were on display as well as many of the Polaroid photos that he took while working with Land during the 40's. As always, seeing work by Adams is exhilerating and inspiring! While viewing the exhibit I was able to take a few pictures of my own.....