Hey again! Been awhile. Summer school has been keeping me busy. I'm currently working on my final project for my color technique class. For this particular project I decided to shoot architectural details. I figured I shoot a lot of architecture, like all the time, but I don't focus on the details as much and the details are just as important. This is one example of the work I have been collecting for this project. I took this photo in downtown Jacksonville and I have shot in several other locations for this project. For the presentation of my project I plan to make a book and I'm very excited about how it will turn out. More to come.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It's true! I love my public library. This is it! I go here all the time to pick up books, CDs, DVDs, and other media stuff. It has a great inside atmosphere with lots of natural light that is great for reading and hanging out. They also have a great book store with really cheap books and other items. I go here so much that I think the people who work there are starting to recognize me. Thats a mark of a regular for sure. Something that I want to look into in the near future is that they sometimes show artwork of local artists in the lobby and I want to see what I need to do in order to show some of my work there. That would be pretty cool I think.
Yes, as the title says, these make me happy. I found these guys in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - where I live! If you know me at all you know that I love turtles and when I saw that sign I just had to take a photo of it. Gotta respect the turtle! T-U-R-T-L-E Power! As sung in an awesome 90's rap song. Love that song and the movie it was in. Ok, back from the tangent, the other photo is of a cool concrete figure in a kids playground area. I really like his half smirk, half smile. He is a very sly guy for sure.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I finally got around to developing the roll of film I shot in New York way back in March (I know, took me long enough right, gosh!). Anyway, I was only able to take a few because my lens started to break while on the trip and I did not want to make it worse, but these two came out pretty well I think. I told my sister, who I was staying with, that I wanted to go to Coney Island and being a good sister she took me there. The first photo is of this really cool old theme park ride that is currently vacant at the moment. It used to be a parachute chair ride that I bet was a lot of fun. The other photo is proof that every time I go to New York I have to take photos on the subway. I think this is one of my better ones so far and it is also proof that only in New York would someone take a subway to get to the beach, i.e. Coney Island.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Here is another random photo from Savannah. Found this in the same garden as the previous photo. There was a half-dome trellis with these grapes growing on it and then someone had placed little baby shoes at random places on the trellis. My guess is that they are there for birds to nest in them but it was one of the strangest things I have seen. But, strange things make good photographs!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Speaking of exploring Savannah for photographic locations and items, get a load of this. I ran across this while working on a project for class. It was just randomly in a Savannah neighborhood in a garden. It looks like something that belongs in India or Tibet or someplace like that and for that reason I had to stop and capture it (on film of course). I love the slight coloring on the face and the way the light hit it. It was like 4 in the afternoon and the daylight was beautiful all around, making this yet another great photographic find!
Exploring Savannah is made more fun when you do it with a camera. Actually, anywhere is made more fun when you explore it with a camera! But Savannah is an especially photogenic city. Just walking around for one afternoon one can find several interesting locations and items to photograph. Take for example the above photos. I found this red bug parked next to the Mansion at Forsyth Hotel, a Richard Kessler Hotel. It was prime shooting material and I could not pass it up.
Round two of film vs. digital. Night shots in Jacksonville again and these two are almost exactly alike in composition, which makes the comparison that much easier. The only thing that is different is the color rendering of the film vs. the color rendering of the digital capture. I think I prefer the digital (right) in this match-up. What say you?
For a project in my Color Technique class this summer we had to shoot a series of photos on both film and digital so as to compare each process and outcome. I took several shots in Jacksonville at night and this one is my favorite. The one on the left was taken on Kodak color negative film with my Minolta camera and the one on the right was taken with my digital Canon 30D camera. The outcomes are very different, as you can see, even with the settings (ISO, focal length, shutter speed) as exactly the same as possible. I don't know which one I like better, what do you think?