Saturday, September 27, 2008

if ripples could talk

I believe this photo MAY be more intriguing if it had a human element to it, but since it does not I tried to bring character to it through other ways. First, by creating movement by stirring up the water - energy. Second, by limiting focus to a "subject," - stairs. Third, by photoshop processing - mystery, age... The plan was to hopefully create interest in a continuing story, (ie. the people who LEFT the pool).
Do you think this photo is capable of creating interest? Does the subject stand alone?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wow, this is pretty cool...


By the way, thanks guys for posting images and discussion stuff. This blog is stimulating me, stimulating growth.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

in the beginning

here's an out take from the new orleans trip a couple weeks ago.

most of the time i have an idea of where i want an image to go. not so with this one. started fooling with this image in photoshop 2 days ago, and one thing led to another. i was about to trash the file, let it sit over night, looked at it again the next day, stripped off all the layers, restarted, cropped it square, un-cropped (thank goodness for snapshots), added textures, masked them out and then added some more.... guaranteed this image has more curves layers than any photo i've ever processed.

it was a fun image to work on though. as i said, i didn't know where it was going, so despite the fact that i was photoshopping the picture, it was more like i was along for the ride, just kind of reacting to how the current layer affected what was below it. have a look-see. have a look-see right meow:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Second Coming?

Canon 5D MkII

And a few details.

What do you guys think?

Monday, September 15, 2008

"Industrial Bliss"

Stacy and I just got back from Ohio where we attended our cousin's wedding. Of course I had to steal them away and snap a few frames. 

Today I found a BUNCH of new textures and thought my cousin's wedding photos were great to try them out on.
Let me know what you think...

"can't stop true love"

Friend of mine met his fiance at "the track" and asked me to make their announcement special.
Tried to achieve "a story in the photo". Do you think I succeeded? How could I have done better?

"3 weeks of breath"

I just took photo of my friends 3 week old, thought I would share some with the gang...

Monday, September 8, 2008

"Dust to Dust"

Some of you may have heard that Midget SMith Died of cancer a couple weeks ago. He was super instrumental in surfing. I went down to shoot a few shots for surfline... i decided to play a little bit with some of them. What do ya think?

Friday, September 5, 2008

color isolation

So as I processed this photo I found myself thinking, "Is this technique outdated?" What do you think? Maybe if used correctly, and in moderation, most popular processing ideas can still maintain the pride and integrity of whoever chooses to bring it back for another view. I think it might be dangerous to over-use a look or technique especially if it doesn't add to the story of  a photo. If it is a compliment the technique may seem to disappear as you peer deeper...