Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Music Behind It and Warmth From the Cold Outside

I find it much easier for me to feel connected to create, or try to, an artful scene in my own eyes when I listen to music while shooting. One of these days, I will create a list of things of certain songs I listen too while I'm out. I always loved sharing music that I thought was great. Sometimes I can get annoying though, just ask some of my friends cause I drive them nuts at times. So if you like shooting photos and your by yourself, otherwise it's rude to your friend as they're yelling at you to get out of their shot, listen to something that sparks inspiration. Or you can simply rock out as I do sometimes, and the new Dream Theater album is coming out in September. Can't wait!! Nerd moment over.

Warmth From the Cold Outside

This is from Bay Harbor when my dad and I took a little break from exploring around the area and decided to stop in this little coffee shop. For the life of me I can't remember the name of it though. It was a nice little shop and the lady running the place was very friendly and somehow knew my mom. They had really good hot chocolate, which I always order cause I'm not a big coffee fan. Period. 


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Clouds Pass the House and I Win!!

I shot this last Friday with my friend Shawn. We spent about 3 hours on the end of the breakwall, watching the clouds pass, the sun go down, and talking with random people shooting their own photos. It's nice to hang out down there because you always run into people you know. For example, we both ran into some old friends we haven't seen in about 5 years, pretty awesome!

I Win!!

I went to my first NASCAR race last weekend. I'm not a real big fan of racing, but going was a blast! It also helped that Shawn, yet again, hooked me up with getting media and pit passes. It was an awesome experience and a little bit of a culture shock. I've never been exposed to anything like that before but mostly when I was warned it was going to be loud, I should've known that they were lying. It was DEAFENING!! At one point I actually checked my ears to see if they were bleeding. I would definitely go back for another race though. Denny Hamlin in the #11 car won the race at Michigan International Speedway.  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Websites and The Seagull

I've been doing some research and plan on making myself a website here in the near future. I've been reading a book that breaks down everything I need to do pretty simply. When will everyone get to see it? I don't have a clue haha. I haven't even made the first step yet, it's just being planned. It'll be a while yet trying to figure how I want it to look, what content will I put there, and maybe by then (hopefully) I can start marketing myself for work.

The Seagull

I never really had the opportunity to shoot any wildlife ever unless it was in a cage, tank, ect. But that doesn't really count or make it wild does it. This day, I finally got a real chance to do so and I discovered how frustrating and kind of thrilling it can be. I was shooting these seagulls, who were following the fishermen just after a storm had passed and they weren't cooperating. They seemed to know what I was up to and kept their distance as I shot or flew on the opposite side of were I was pointing trying to get the ones who kept their distance. I got many usable images from them but liked this guy the most.  Just wish I didn't clip his wing :(


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Uninteresting News and The Storm Has Passed

Since my hours were changed at work, I've had a whopping zero amount of time to shoot anything new. I'm so frustrated since I work way early, I have to go to bed way early and I hate turning in before the sun is even down!! I've made a lot of sad faces as I look at the beautiful photo light outside when I go to bed. Although the overtime is nice, I hope it ends soon so I can enjoy life.

The Storm Has Passed

It's storm season for everyone it seems, but this particular day was kind. Those of you who are friends of mine on Facebook saw that was posting photos from my iPhone on this day as I was so excited to be out there. I've been trying to take my time when I shoot nowadays and just slow it down to get the shots I always miss. Many times I facepalm after I leave a spot when I see something even more amazing behind me. I shot the sky, lighthouse, ALL the seagulls, the boats, whilst getting a little rained on, for about three hours this day. It was amazing. I will post more of that shoot at a later date when I have time to do so.