Today’s outing doubled as exercise and outdoor time for the niece and dog. I’ve learned that when they accompany me on photography trips, they end up being the target of most of the photos as I try to manage them. The dog likes to herd the kid, and the kid tries to chase the dog, […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Adventures with Kid and Dog."
The park seems to be wet year-round. It’s almost like a miniature rain forest, it seems. Must have been horribly dreary for the original homesteaders. We just finished melting out of a heavy snow and silver thaw, but you’d hardly be able to tell with all the winter green. I’ve been trying to improve my […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Wintery Green."
Continuing the creepy theme (which I intended to do before Halloween…) are some still-life photos evoking occult themes and featuring low light shooting. The light sources and reflections were tricky to work with, but aside from the candle flames I’m fairly happy with the results. The large green book is Daniel Defoe’s “A Journal of […]Read more "More creepy photos."
Cold, rainy Northwest winter afternoon makes for the perfect setting to play with creepy dolls. I personally find the juxtaposition of actual children’s dolls in creepy settings to be unsettling. These dolls were from the Halloween store. I don’t find them quite as creepy as actual children’s dolls, but they work well for props.Read more "More creepy dolls."
Tis the season for creepy photos.Read more "Creepy Dolls"
Roses taken with the XIT wide angle lens. This little device appears to excel up close. I am absolutely happy with it as part of a beginner’s kit, and at a price that anyone can reach.Read more "Roses in Wide Angle"
Experimenting with a hot shoe flash and side lighting to create an atmospheric theme. The photos were taken midday with summer sun coming in through the windows. I used flash, upped the shutter speed and ISO to create the evening/candlelit feeling.Read more "Unsettling Romantic Evening"