One of my clients aranchodeluxe.com had me come out to photograph their property. One of the shots they wanted is of their new water truck. You don't usually get clouds out in Los Angeles but this day we had perfect clouds.
I can't think of anything better than enjoying the outdoors, drinking a nice cup of joe and watching the super moon rise above the horizon. When I saw my friend drinking his coffee an idea came about. The motion of tilting back to drink his coffee kind of reminded me of a wolf leaning back howling at the moon. I wanted the moon to be the centerpiece, because, well, it's the super moon. I brought my Nikon flash with me so I slapped the orange filter on it and tilted facing towards the sky. I was trying to create a fire effect. I positioned my subject by "the fire" tilting back to drink his coffee essentially howling at the moon.
Zion National Park is one of my favorite places. The colors, the hikes and the scenery are breathtaking. I went during fall for the fall colors. It's a great time to go because they stop the buses entering the park and you can drive in and explore on your own time. I believe they still force you to take the bus into the park during summer hours but I'm not 100%. As a photographer, it's better when you get to come and go when you please, utilizing that early morning or late evening light.
Below is an early morning shot of the Court of the Patriarchs. Just as the sun was coming up and the moon was going down.
A little different! I wanted to get a new perspective of the ocean in this shot. I really liked the tall grass growing on the dunes and I wanted a nice shallow depth of field.
I'm really digging this mistake. I was playing around with my cellphone camera and its settings, took a test shot and what I got was a painting. So of course I took some more to try and get some spiffy patterns. I know this is caused by slow shutter speed but usually you get more of a blurry photo. With my phone camera it seemed to streak the lines and make them glow.
photographed with cellphone camera
I was playing around with some settings in my phone camera and I took this at a local jazz club. Some how the players turned ghostly white. Thought it was an interesting ef-up.
Sometimes it's just fun to post process your images to black and white.
I thought this pic would make a good post for Memorial Day Weekend. Captured at night at the Veterans Memorial Park in Merritt Island.
Cross processing slide film was a fun technique. This shot was taken at the Knapps Castle Ruins Santa Barbara, CA.
I see a lot of these types of photographs out there and I can see why. The wood walkway that leads out to the beach just looks so good. I shot this with shallow depth of field because I want the viewer to look past the walkway and straight to the ocean and sky.
I was hoping the big dark clouds behind this colorful lifeguard tower at Cocoa Beach would turn nice and pink at sunset, but I'm glad it didn't. The dark grey clouds really provide a nice contrast between the bright reds and blues, really popping the tower.
This shot was taken at the Cocoa Beach Pier in Florida. The nice thing about living on the east coast is when the sun sets, it sets in the west and the light source is behind you (front light) and is facing the subjects. On the west coast it's harder to photograph anything at sunset because the light source (sun) is behind your subject creating dark shadows (back light).
Shot with my GoPro I tried to center the point of this giant square and with the wide angle lens of the Gopro it creates a pretty cool effect elongating the scene.
I remember driving the back roads of eastern Washington when I came across this decrepit old cabin. That day the sky was full of ominous clouds. I quickly pulled over. I composed my shot, while the camera was still on the tripod I had to spot meter the scene to get the correct exposure with my handheld pentax spot meter. Pentax 67 / 45mm / ILFORD 50 Film #pentax67 #film #imissfilm #blackandwhite