Just cannot let go of the feeling that these petals would be as sweet as sugar if I were to take a bite. Oh, posting two today for several reasons. One, I am consistently falling behind in posting. Two, I already posted the picture below this one. So, Enjoy - jon
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Yes it is real. Some people don't believe it, but it was. Pretty much my favorite cloud ever, this shot is from my back door balcony when I lived in Colorado. This view no longer remains, as they have built a small complex of 5 story condo buildings that would cover up the continental divide peaks on the lower portion. How sad. But how awesome it was to be there was what it was.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Las Vegas casino's are full of modern bars, restaurants, and cafe's. All very expensive, all very cool. I believe this one is in the Bellagio, but I could be mistaken. My trip to Vegas was a whirlwind tour of hotels and such, so who really knows where I was. Thanks, jon
Monday, December 10, 2007
Part of the morning preparation when I worked out West was uncovering the "Magic Carpet". On this morning I captured a lift attendant, lifty. As the wind blew across the beginner area, the sun illuminated the thick leather covering, the shadows danced across the closed section of the trail above. What a beautiful morning.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Funny as this may be, I didn't set this picture up. I was walking out of my apartment and spotted someone else's handy-work. I quickly ran up and grabbed a camera, ran down and got this shot. As with many of my flowers, this one is a bit sad, but I still like it. Thanks, jon
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This is from Tao. A club in Las Vegas. It is a pretty neat sculpture, but considering it is Vegas the whole thing is probably as artificial as it gets. Of course, this leads me to ponder... Can a sculpture be fake? If so, than what of the picture of the fake sculpture? Who knows, but I do hear Britney and Paris hang out there.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I do miss my super macro zoom. When you can shoot with depth of field of an object that is less than an inch by an inch, you know you have an awesome macro. Plus, green is cool. I am worried about this one on a white background, it makes the shot bleed off, when it works much better with a border or off color behind it. This is another fun one, do you know what is in this picture?
Depth of field is one of my favorite camera toys. I have gotten back to using it after my camera with the wicked macro died and I cannot focus as closely on the flower. In the end, I am happier being forced to be more composition minded and less macro minded. Thanks, jon
P.S. I'm likely going to post a macro shot tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Taking a picture of one's favorite sculpture artist is always a disappointment. Yet I still try. It seems without having the immensity of the work, its depth of color, a picture fails. But, I try anyway. I'm happy with this shot, but not as happy as seeing it in person.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Commemorating time with pictures. It seems that is how we use our toys the most often. Though I spent a undoubtedly extensive amount of time on this picture for what I got out, I think it celebrates more than time. It celebrates the act, of enjoying my little bit of art. Plus, I think it's a great advertisement.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
In an empty lot with derelict train lines and half empty buildings I found some amazing things. These little spots around Milwaukee have wild grasses and flowers everywhere. Little zones of wild nature amidst concrete and asphalt. Soon these will be gone. One than another will be condos and businesses. I do believe in the revival, though someone should pay attention to wild zones in the heart of the city. Just imagine, a couple hundred feet from here I saw a blue heron dipping in the river under an old railroad bridge. Soon it as well be condo docks and restaurants.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Today, a twilight social. There are certain aspects of this shot I truly enjoy. The slight purples on the right and the iridescent blue are unfiltered. In this case the picture has better color than when I was really there. I believe a tripod was used for this one, and the light was a lot darker than the sky shows here.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I do love my city. This shot captures the basic parts. Museum, US Bank building, though it is missing some of my favorite landmarks. Interestingly I didn't have a tripod for this shot. Instead I used a transformer box, lens cap, and some paper to prop my camera up properly.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Excuse the hiatus. Old friends, old acquaintances and old activities dominated my past week. Though old, and somewhat familiar, time changes all things. It has been an overly exciting week. It will probably take another week just to catch up with last. So, I will begin again, anew for you, posting this week every day.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The sun is one of my favorite subjects. As I have stated before. Third Ward Milwaukee has a large variety of beautiful old buildings which to shoot. From this location Katherine has a shot I enjoy much more than this, but I didn't take it, so why should it be on my blog?
Monday, September 17, 2007
A quick snapshot from Otaru, Japan. This is certainly one of my favorites. Otaru has a cute sort of 'old town' that runs a few blocks inside of a larger city. It was cool to see some older architecture just blocks from a huge mall/train station. The other aspect I enjoy, is the slight lens curvature in the shot. There are no really straight lines. I always thought of that as a cool effect, not lens error. I know some people disagree. In any event, hope you enjoy as well.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Fairly straight forward title. I never got a chance to photograph some serious crazy, but the fun times I had on the mountain with friends couldn't be beat. Everyone of my friends fell on this small jump, the snow was more than waist deep at the bottom, it was unreal.
Friday, September 14, 2007
A small monument on a Japanese mountain. I have no idea what it says, but it seems reverent. It has always given me a feeling of solitude and quiet. Though, the truth is it was a hike from the top of a chairlift with 3 other skiers, this was a interesting side note to some long beautiful Japanese ski trails.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This image is a sort of dual purpose. I am setting up a possibly, more refined, efficient way to do my posting. The other purpose, is to have a picture of an individual. I have been devoid of them for recent postings. Not that I think I capture everything about the subject here, but a few things of importance. Hiking, outdoors and a scene of adventure help describe Ms. Walls. Don't you think?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007