My primary effort on this is to give it a little bit of an “old travel snapshot” look. As such it’s got some extra color saturation and a little fade, plus vignetting to make it look as though the storm is slightly broken directly above the road. Frankly, I should have taken a bit more time, but I’m kind of rushed.
It’s a lovely image to begin with….
Testing a new lens yesterday, I came upon this.
Of course, this isn’t what it looked like then. It’s an object found in my house, intended to provide comfort.
The beginning of a project I’ve had in mind for a long time: roadside shrines.
I deliberately processed this image to have some disquieting characteristics. People at print night last night called me out on several of them, so I guess I succeeded.
Sorry TLC – I tried sticking to rivers and lakes, but the GPS took me here.
Akron Falls, NY
(These feet were meant for walking – maybe not the shoes though)
I am a Lens Mafia newcomer — hello!
Horseshoe Bend — Page, Arizona.
(I had to stand on five separate tourists to get this shot)
(This is also my first post, so, hi everyone!)
I felt the solemnity of the location, the near-sacred aura of Ground Zero, coupled with the somewhat lacy reflections of nearby buildings juxtaposed with the strong lines of the memorial structure was poorly served by a riot of tourist color. The gathered crowds retreat into the background when rendered in black and white, while the names stand starkly front and center.
I’m glad to have shot this after Moab. I feel I did it much more justice than I might have otherwise.
One of the classic shots in the Palouse (eastern Washington’s grain region) is color and shadow from the top of Steptoe Butte. Rather than explore the shades of green and/or brown, I chose to explore the textural contrasts and patterns in this scene.
Faux Falls is just outside Moab, UT. It’s “Faux” because the water is pumped from an adjacent canyon through a ridge to move the water closer to town, cascading down into a lake.
During the Moab Photography Symposium I shot Faux Falls on two separate occasions, once coming down on the falls from above, once from below. Acutely aware of some errors (er, suboptimal decisions) in the first session, I set out to create a better image during the second. Part of that was seeing in black & white, part framing, part clearing excess material from the image field itself. I’m happy with the result, at least for now.
I should point out that during this second shooting session, I lost a lens step-up ring into the stream and was soaked to halfway between my ankles and knees. At least I didn’t hurt myself. That was a different shoot :-).