Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inspiration. Maybe?

So it's that time of the year again. Halloween. What did I wait with photos through the most beautiful season of the year for, you ask? Well, that's what happens when you get into an inspirational funk. No photos, at all. Now, however, I found myself with this burst of energy and creativity. And a daughter who, dare I say it, wanted her photo taken. This is an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

Alexis Halloween 3 BW

Now that I have your attention, let's proceed with the rest of these.

Alexis Halloween 4
Up to no good, I tell ya.

Alexis Halloween
Hm, cute, but that face doesn't fool anyone, yanno.

Alexis Halloween 2
Ah yes. More distractions.

Alexis and Erika Halloween
Mama wanted some attention too.

Alexis Halloween 3
The color version of the first pic. Notice how her cheeks are oh-so-close to being blown. Lucky, because pics like this don't get a reshoot. I didn't intend to take this, as she was too close to the umbrella, but it was too cute to pass up. Lucky lucky.

Alexis Hat
One more for the road. Natural light this time. Yum! And all this recent talk about medium format B&W film has made me want to beg my mom for her Yashicamat, that she has never used. It's new, not like-new, and all I need to do is load film and call it a day! I wish.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately. Knowing the buttons, knowing the numbers and knowing the techniques doesn't make the images interesting. I'm finding myself looking for creative outlets rather than technical correctness. And so I arrived here:

Olympus E-3, OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8, 1/50sec and ISO 1250. Converted to B&W, with no other post processing apart from "sharpening for web".

Playing with tilt/shift photography. Freelens style. Do not try this at home unless your camera has a good self-cleaning system, as dust is inevitably going to enter the camera this way.