Sometimes I get the idea to try and do something well outside my normal style of photogrpahy. During the holiday season of 2021 I decided to try and do something interesting with lights. Holiday decorations were all about. I decided to see what I could do. Placed lights outside on the ground to illuminate the main subject, the tree. Then I triggered the camera for a 30 second exposure. And I walked… Read More
One of my favorite holiday traditions in our area is the Parade of Lights. This holiday parade features slow moving displays featuring lights. Some displays are people with lights. Other displays in the Parade of Lights are large vehicles adorned with lights. I like to set up where I can watch the parade move down the street right across from me. I bring my tripod and set up with a wide angle… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 356. Walking around the house thinking about what to photograph. My first idea was to photograph some fresh bought produce that we had just picked up at the grocery store. Maybe an onion. Then I walked by a shelf with a nice Christmas decoration on it. And my mind flipped into a totally different gear. A jar. Frosted glass. Decorated with glitter. Merry Christmas written across… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 336. Lack of day light and lack of my typical subjects during the colder seasons is really forcing me to get more creative for this challenge. Today I got way outside my comfort zone. I just had some fun. I just played with the light.
One photo a day challenge: Day 334. Picked out a different piece of Christmas decoration to pair with my Christmas lights today. Black background. White board underneath. I experimented with using different configurations of lights. Moving different lights. Moving the lights in different directions. And I tried moving the lights at different speeds. Colored lights vs monochrome lights. I settled on this image as my favorite of this batch. One of my… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 333. More playtime with light. But I guess that doesn’t really say much since that is essentially what all photography is. Lets rephrase. More playtime with long exposures and moving light. Trying to figure out what to photograph today. I was looking around and saw this snowflake decoration we have. I thought I might be able to do something interesting with it. I set up my… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 329. Trying to fuel my creativity. Playing with long exposures. Experimenting with moving light. Working with holiday themes. I think I probably created some more aesthetically pleasing photos without the moving lights, but I thought this was the perfect combination of the creativity of the moving lights and the Christmas lights that are decorating the image and lighting the scene as well.
One photo a day challenge: Day 224. Ok. Back to the plan for today. Getting back on track with photographing the newly acquired flowers today. The plant I photographed today is a really cool Sedum that was flowering at the nursery when I decided to buy it. This particular plant is the Thundercloud, Stonecrop variety. I really like these types of plants because they have these thicker stockier stems. They feel like… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 217. Stepped out onto the back deck with the flowers this evening. Post sunset. Its getting dark. Going to use some artificial light to illuminate the flowers. Not entirely sure what I was going to photograph. I had decided to focus my attention on just one large flower pot. This pot has a nice mix of flowers and they are all different shades of red. I… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 216. I went outside today. Just looking for something to photograph. No real plan. Wandered around the yard. Looking at plants. Just watching and observing. Looking for something interesting. As I meandered through the edge of the woods I watched the light. Trying to see how the light fell on the life in the forest. The sun was bright outside. Most things were brightly illuminated. But… Read More