Monday, October 29, 2012

Not many photos lately

It's been a pretty quiet week photography wise and I haven't spent much time
behind my camera. Instead I've been a little preoccupied with my day job.

I did drive by a pretty impressive scene one day but I didn't have my camera
and as I was on a major highway, I couldn't have stopped anyway. Instead I
used it as inspiration to go back and see if I could find a safe location to
take the photo/scene. So far I haven't found a good vantage point to give a
similar point of view as I saw driving along the highway. So this is going
to be a work in progress until I find the beat point of view.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Visit to Woodward Park

I made another visit to Woodward Park in Tulsa, to pass a little time before heading to the airport to pick up my wife from a training trip to Virginia. It was the early afternoon so the light was bright and harsh, so I made use of my speedlight (with a diffuser dome) to provide some fill light to even out the lighting in the photos.

So once I arrived, I headed to the training garden to have a nice variety of subjects. There I found a nice selection of different flowers, plants as well as some structures and a pond full of colourful koi. I will be adding a full gallery of photos both here and on my website (I also posted a gallery on my Google+ profile) but as it's currently late - and I need to get to bed - I will post a teaser selection watch this space for the remainder of my photos.

Hope you like the photos:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Low key weekend

Ever had one of those weekends when you planned to take some photos but events conspire to change your plans? I had one of those weekends.

The only photos I took were on Saturday morning, when I captured the colourful sunrise as I headed out to the local farmer's market. I fully intended to do some more photos either Saturday or on Sunday but abandoned the idea due to just being to tired/sleepy that I felt it unsafe to drive anywhere. Instead I just stayed on the couch and pulled up Google Maps on my MacBook and did some recon for subjects and locations.

Here is the sunrise from Saturday looking towards Glenpool, OK.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sea of concrete

The other day I saw these flowers blooming in the midst of a sea of concrete and felt inspired to go grab my camera to record the scene. Okay, it was my driveway but why let a small detail interfere with such a nice metaphor.

I used my speedlight off camera and to the left of the flowers, triggering it via a TTL cable, to provide a little fill flash and additional texture to the flowers and concrete. Nature continuing regardless of man's attempt to cover it up and tame it.

Of course, while thinking of the contents of this blog post I started thinking more about other metaphors that this photo could represent. The main one that came to mind was how it's symbolic of me (as a person and/or as a photographer) surrounded by a sea of concrete. Trying to make my place in the world (and world of photography) while all the time hoping there isn't anyone nearby with a can of weedkiller to cut me down.