Just For Colete…….and company.
This was, without a doubt, the most tense stare down I’ve ever been in. He was in a small Mason jar and it just so happened that the lens fit perfectly around the lid. Only problem was, I couldn’t move the lens. I had to shake the jar so I could position the spider. He didn’t find it amusing. I tried some shots inside my mom’s kitchen with the stove top light. Nope, didn’t work. The sun was setting outside when I moved to her front porch and snapped this one. Pure luck. Took me 12 minutes to finally have it focused right. He didn’t move the whole time. His modeling won him his freedom, proving the wildlife Ted Bundy has a heart.
Hello Mr. Hummingbird……
Saturday, I sat in my girlfriend’s kitchen for 45 minutes…….waiting………….and waiting…………….and waiting for the hummingbirds to come. All of the sudden, this guy decided to drop by for a shot of Appalachia Tequila and pose for a 15 seconds. 45 minutes for a 15 second shoot, thank you Samuel L. Adams for keeping me company.
Chillicothe City Park
I arrived home from work around 2 o’ clock today, got my mind right, then decided it was to nice to be indoors especially after surveying for 6 hours amidst the hills of Ross County. I’m burnt out on the macro project, so I decided to attach “Mr. Mega” and try to capture some animals. No not kill them like my murderous rage last weekend, but photographing mainly geese, duck, swans, dead fish, you know interesting stuff. I’m afraid to say I witnessed “Duck Rape”, yes, “Duck Rape” but saved the day as the victim broke free only to run and hide behind me. Funny story, no shit. There were witnesses. So here they are, the City Park, oh…by the way, a mother swan doesn’t eff around when it comes to her babies. And don’t think for one second her man ain’t watching either cause he tried to sneak me from behind.
Photography Class Project-Who’s the Mac…..ro? Fly and Creep Series
My weekend was adventurous, I managed to kill a deer (car), a mouse (trap) and a bird (car) in a span of about 14 hours. I’m the Ted Bundy of wildlife. Please keep your pets away from me.
On the other hand, I did manage to squeeze in a photo shoot. The insect crawling around on the flower pot…..I have no idea what the hell it is but he used that flower pot just like a catwalk. I had to touch up some of the photos because of lighting but the adjustments were very minor.
The fly seems to be at peace as he bathes in the sun but in reality, he’s watching every move I make.
I didn’t want to center the fly because in my mind I wanted the photo to show him on edge. I call this shot “The Plank” because in my mind, what better way to be on edge than walking the plank. I felt the closer I got to him, the further I pushed him to the end. Yet, he stood his ground and didn’t fly away.
Remember when you were a kid and you climbed the high dive for the first time and all your friends were waiting behind you? Remember walking to the edge and thinking, “What the hell am I doing out here?” Remember the feeling in your stomach, the anxiety of being put in a situation that made you uncomfortable? That’s this guy right here.
I lucked out with the background being so greenish (if that’s a word). The fly’s body seems very sharp and the value range is legit. The leaf could be more in focus but with this “trick”, it is hard to control what is in focus and what isn’t in focus.
Photography Class Project-Who’s the Mac……ro? Fly and Sweet Series
For some strange reason, it stopped raining yesterday, so I wandered outdoors for a little bit. As I’m crawling on the ground trying to find some form of life, I noticed the raindrop clinging to dear life. When I imported the photos, I noticed the light glaring off the bottom of the Lilly leaves. It reminds me of the eye on Lord of the Rings.
The insects, on the other hand, were a pain in the ass to shoot. The only one that stood still was the blue eyed insect. I thought he was dead to tell you the truth but when I went in to grab something and came back out, he was gone. Bastard. When I tried for a closeup, I was waiting for him to turn his head and make a face, but you know models……they’re all divas.
Photography Class Project-Final Analysis 5/10/11
Yea, I’m a little behind but here are some of my classmates photos for their final projects.
Laura’s photo of what I call, “Tangled Tattoos” is very powerful and what I’m drawn to is the way her tattooed skin blends with the background. The rope placed nicely and I feel it should be more focused but overall it’s a sexy photo that reminds me of a Maxim shot. Make sure the models’ nails bring out color.
Anna’s picture of the “Kisses” reminds me of Flashdance when Jennifer Beals pulls the chord and water dumps on her. I know that’s a bad description but it really is a compliment. The value range is on point, the composition is mind bottling, yea, mind bottling. If I didn’t know she was shooting “Kisses” and using her technique, I would have thought this was a photo of water being poured out of a bucket. Great concept and great photos.
Kendra’s water project is turning out to be my favorite. I love her compositions and how she manipulates the color of water. This photo reminds me of glass being blown and formed if that makes any sense. The clarity in every shot is amazing considering she’s not using a tripod. It should be interesting to see her finished work.
Colette’s work has shown the most progress for her final project. The composition of the flower is fantastic. It feels like the flower is sticking a tongue out at me as if to say, “I’m prettier than you.” And it is. The colors work great together. Makes me wanna barbecue.