Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009


This photo was created today for an assignment I have for my "Visualization" class with one of my favorite teachers so far. Many of you have heard me refer to him as the Zen Master. :)

For this black and white assignment we were required to capture the feeling of fear without the use of knives or guns.

I'm hoping this does the job.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 29, 2009


This broken freezer is sitting outside of my neighbor's garage, where it has been sitting for several days waiting for the garbage company to pick it up. I guess this isn't really what was expected when the creators named it a "Freezer".

Sometimes, even garbage can be beautiful. Isn't there a saying about one man's garbage being another man's treasure??


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 28, 2009

Today the streets, houses, yards, and cars around my home are no longer covered with snow. Instead, they are covered in ice masquerading as snow. From far away it looks like snow, but when you get close you can see that it is just ice. Hazardous to walk on.

I went outside today specifically to capture the "snowy" ice, only to be touched when I saw this little leaf standing proud on an otherwise bare and empty bush. It was beautiful in its small size, and made fascinating by the frozen drop of water hanging from it.

As far as the size of the image I decided to try it as an 8x8 square with an enclosed frame around it. I liked the way it turned out and might do a few more in this photographic format.

I'd love to know what you think.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January 27, 2009

Today is the first day we've had snow so far this winter. I've always loved the way snow looks (as long as I'm not out in it), especially in black and white. There is something peaceful and beautiful about the silence that snow brings.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

January 25, 2009

"The "Past" Time"

I came across this old beat up baseball while searching for inspiration for today's photo. It was just sitting there beside a garbage can in a patch of browning grass. It reminded me that people have often called baseball the American Pass Time. This is just a visual play on that old saying.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

January 24, 2009

"In Flight"

The beauty of flight on a cold day, over a frozen river. The beauty of nature is captured when this bird flew across my field of vision this morning. Though, I have to wonder if this is the same bird I captured earlier this last week visiting a different river. :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 22, 2009

"Memories of Pregnancy"

Today has been one of those days. My daughter showed her undying love for me by sharing her cold with me, so feeling under the weather I dug through my medicine cabinet and ran across these. They're left over from my pregnancy where aside from large amounts of sweet tea and bleu cheese salad dressing I craved nothing more than Tums (yep, I had heartburn... to put it mildly).

Considering how many of them I went through I eventually went through all their flavors and styles. I'm thinking my favorites would be the smoothies...

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009


Today was amazingly enough a "warm" day though from the look of the photos I captured you wouldn't think so.

While out and about running errands today I took a moment to stop by (for the first time) the "Wildlife Viewing Area" in my town. From the road it appears to be nothing more than a rocky gravel and dirt road that would be dangerous for any vehicle that didn't have four wheel drive.

The potholes alone are big enough to lose a Geo Metro in. However, I was in desperate need of photo-therapy so I (along with my -not much bigger than a Geo Metro- Matrix) took our chances.

To my surprise the area was much nicer than I thought it would be, and truthfully I didn't get to experience all of it because, well, even being warmer it was still freezing.

I fully intend on capturing more of what the area has to offer on subsequent excursions. Until then, I'll be happy with the images of the frozen river that show amazing detail in the ice crystals.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

January 17, 2009

Today was an unusually cold day for this area (8 degrees but with the windchill is was -5 degrees), yet I desperately needed to get out of the house and do some serious photography... Armed with my camera and enough layers to make me look like a sumo-wrestler I headed out (along with my cohort for safety purposes--you'd understand if you lived by my photography belief system lol).

We cruised to the river that is partially covered in ice and managed to capture this image (and many others)while taking chances with falling into the icy river and freezing to death. All is fair in love and photography. Or, in the words of Robert Capa, "If your pictures aren't strong enough, you're not close enough."

Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

With the Holidays finally over and the New Year officially underway, all that remains at my house is my stash of brightly colored Holiday chocolates. The colors of Christmas cheer always brighten any day-- even after the trees are taken down and life is once again a daily routine.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January 14, 2009

This morning I noticed that it was beautiful and sunny (although still a little more than "chilly") so I opened the door in time to catch the magnificent flight of this bird while it did it's own aerial show for the neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 13, 2009

There is one amazing thing about winters on the East Coast... with it being so darn cold in the morning and the sky big, beautiful, and clear the appearance of the moon really stands out. In this photo you can tell that the sun is starting it's rise from the color of the clouds.

Literally the moments between day and night. :)

Ten minutes later the moon was completely gone, and the sky was overcast and dreary.

Sometimes you just have to be ready for the great shot.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 7,2009

January 6, 2009

The power was out for the majority of the day and into the night so I created this image using the light from a single flashlight and a long exposure.

Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2, 2009

January 1, 2009

To begin this New Year, I decided to make a goal, a project for myself and others to enjoy. Too often lately I've been lethargic and uninspired and I have found myself not picking up my camera often enough. As a photographer this isn't a great practice to get into. As a person, this makes me feel even more lethargic.

Within the next 365 (364 if I don't count today)days I will capture and post 365 images. Each image will be different, each will be taken specifically for the day it's being posted to.

I hope that with these project I find the niche I've been looking for, stop feeling so lethargic, and keep the ol' shutter finger from getting rusty.