Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Pinhole #2

I liked the blur of the flag, it was flapping in the breeze. All and all, I think digital pinholes suck. It was more fun making the whole camera back in the day and the focal lenght is too long to make it really work well. Perhaps the cap will work better on a 35mm camera with a full-frame though. Nonetheless, it was a fun challenge.

This is a photo taken with Pinhole #2. It is a rose bud in front of a sculpture here on ASU's campus. The rose is around 2' in front of the camera and the sculpture is about 30' behind. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Digital Pinhole Challenge

As if I already did not have enough to do this morning at work, my good friend Thinh Nyugen started a digital camera pinhole contest. I will respond with a fancier digital pinhole after this week of busy stuff at work passes, but for now this my contribution. Materials used were a piece of cardboard, a thumb tack (no needle in the office), some duct tape, and a black marker to make the cardboard more opaque.
So I am wondering how many of my fellow photogs out there are creative enough to join us? Thinh has a friend here that is also working it. My total time invested here was around 2 minutes to make the pinhole as all items were on my desk already(didn't even have to open a drawer) and 2 minutes to shoot the photos. Less than 10 minutes total Photoshop time and a couple more to blog it.
Just like athletes lift weights to become stronger we have to do little side things like this to exercise our creativity, I hope to see some other shooters taking part.

This is shot number 2, me modeling my cozy Afgani hat.

This is shot #1, posed next to my computer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Skating in Montgomery

Backside Rock and Roll on the ramp at Montgomery's Skatepark last night.

I managed to get a couple photos of myself taken last night also. Frontside grind on the mini-ramp. Posted by Picasa

The young man grabbing a backside air in this photo is named David and he is a student at Booker T. Washington Magnet School in Montgomery. They have a photo-program there and the kids produce some great work. He told me he got into photography by looking at skateboard magazines and taking photos of his friends skating(sorta how I got into it 20 years ago). So I got my camera out to try and show him some cool stuff you can do with blurs and flash. Skateboarding is one of the most fun things you can shoot regardless of wheter you are into it or not. It makes a lot of room for creativity with things like this and I love shooting it. Posted by Picasa

Dayhike in Talledega National Forest

A Kodak moment early our day hike on the Pinhoti trail. Can't wait until it cools off a little more and we can start backpacking this year.

Sunday afternoon we went for a hike at Cheaha State Park. Ileya was ahving fun letting her lips flop in the breeze on the way up.

Alabama State Fair

This past Friday night Mary and I went to the Alabama State Fair. The ride in the background is the bomb drop that we had so much fun on last year(old post). We opted not to ride anything this year, we didn't really have much time because I had to return to work to shoot basketball. I won the rose for her by busting a balloon with a dart.

Big Gurl at the Park

Of all the photos I have taken of Ileya, I think this is my favorite. Recorded during a walk at Keisal Park a few weeks ago.

Symphony at the Park

For some reason unknown to me, my little Canon camera has started working again. This photo was actually taken before it was broken, this is Mary and I having a picnic at The Alabama Shakesphere Festival on the night The Montgomery Symphony had thier annual concert there.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Football Slide Show