Day & Night

 Added to September 28, 2020
Sep 282020
 

I went to the beach to photograph the sunrise. At night, I was processing some images and wondered if I could process half to look like a warm vibrant sunrise, and half like a moon at night. I kind of like the graphical qualities to this image.

Teeny-Tiny

 Added to September 17, 2020
Sep 172020
 

Almost stepped on this little toad while I was outside walking. Thought it was a bug at first. I grabbed my camera and an experimental macro lens. Not the best image, I’ll admit that, but it kinda worked. Look at this teeny-tiny itty-bitty little dude… and yea, that’s a quarter for reference.

Spinning Spinning Spinning

 Added to September 15, 2020
Sep 152020
 

In the photography community there is a term ICM, which means “Intentional Camera Movement”. Basically it means moving the camera around while making a long exposure. I personally think ICM is a really stupid term because, (1) of course the camera is moving and (2) I would hope you meant to do that! It just seems like unneeded clarification. Like, if I were to invent a term ZITIBOTB, meaning “Zoomed In To Intentionally Blur Out The Background”. Anyway, I have been making ICM time to time for fun without even knowing the term. Here is one from tonight on the beach.

Saturate It

 Added to September 2, 2020
Sep 022020
 

Don’t hesitate, saturate… There is a common “disgust” in the medium of photography for over-processed images. Generally, I understand it. People don’t want newbies to boost the heck out of a sub-par image just to get eyes on it, or the traditional crowd really wants things that look natural and unedited. I get it, but I also think sometimes it is fun to work an image so hard it becomes something surreal and different. Maybe a few of those newbies are onto something.