Sunday, May 22, 2011

iPhone Idea & Frozen Launch

I was thinking about this for a little while and I want to do a little project with my iPhone. I want to take a bunch of photos I've taken with the iPhone and build a little book out of it. I've seen this done before, but unlike the book I saw I can't exactly go to Italy and shoot. I was just thinking more along the lines of average things we enjoy in life. But i'm not going to shoot tacky stuff like a burger from McDonalds or something; that's dumb and I want to set myself apart from the everyday photos we see on Facebook. I wanted to make a classy and unique with a little thought and depth behind these little photos.

Frozen Launch

I like adventuring around in the winter. It's something not many people do around here because it's so dang cold here in the winter. But I like seeing things you can't normally see ever unless you go out and explore. I'll see the occasional photographer roll up in their big ol' SUV and shoot something from the warmth of their car, but really?! I always thought that half the fun of getting a good shot was how you got it. Shooting from the car is not very epic at all. So all you lazy photographers out there, "Get out of the car you big babies and get something you can put a story to."

This shot is from the Loomis Street boat launch around mid December. It's one of my first HDR's ever. I didn't think it was too bad ;)


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crazy Busy and The Waterfront Clock

Aside from work, I've been on the go with all things photo. I have been doing research, spontaneous photo trips, joining and setting up photo groups, and the usual processing images. I've been looking around for reliable and fairly decent priced hard drives to back up my library completely off my computer. I think that it is about time to give this little laptop a break before it decides to erupt in flame and glory. I keep coming back to Western Digitals and Seagate drives because that's what everyone keeps pointing me to, but if you have any other options for me to consider please leave a comment below the post.

The Waterfront Clock

Over Easter, I went up to my parents house for the weekend to spend the holidays with the family. My dad works out of state in Oklahoma and I try to make it home every chance I get to go see him and the rest of my family. On my way to their house, there is this area called Bay Harbor. It's basically a place where the rich folk live and has a few buildings where you can shop, eat, or just have a cup of coffee. I spent one evening shooting the place with dad and from there he took me to the casino. From there, I had him stop at a park right on the bay in Petoskey called the Waterfront. It's a really nice place with a marina, a couple baseball diamonds, and this cool clock tower. I've shot it before, but this time I wanted to come back for the HDR makeover.