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In the Neighborhood

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

I am currently working on a set of images that I am calling In the Neighborhood. They are all shot within a short walk of our house and in some instances are things people walk by every day. The goal is to show them in a different way, to make the viewer stop and look at them again and wonder what they are, or where they are, or what it means. I’ve already posted a few of these.

Here are a few more.

Going Small – Part 2 1/2

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Waiting is the hardest part. I placed my order for the Olympus OM-D in mid-February with the promise of an April 10 delivery. April 10 became April 16 and then the vague April. Some suppliers didn’t even promise a date. They just accepted preorders. Then last week word began to leak out that some had shipped. I called local camera stores and discovered that Olympus was only shipping the black body. I had ordered the silver. One camera store had received a few that had not already been paid for. Would I like a black one? They would hold it for me.

Now a camera is a piece of equipment. You buy one to produce a product, an image. You should really only care about how it works. But we all know that we buy things for many reasons, only one of which is the way it performs its job. For reasons having more to do with nostalgia than photography I had my heart set on the silver, the one that looked so much like my beloved OM-1. I decided to wait, hoping that the wait wouldn’t be long but knowing that I would not have it for my trip to Kauai.

I also did what any self respecting photographer would do: I went out to shoot with the camera I have, my trusted (if heavy) Canon 5D Mark2 and somehow managed to make some images that are quite different from others I have produced at the same site. The following were taken at the Experience Music Project at Seattle Center. Let me know what you think.

And a new take on the space needle.

An update. Rumors now predict that the silver OM-D will ship in early to mid May. Not a very difficult prediction since May starts next week. I really really really want to have it for my trip to Houston.

Snow In Seattle

Monday, January 16th, 2012

It doesn’t snow often in Seattle but when it does people tend to bundle up and hunker down. Or you can shoot pics from your deck – which I did yesterday. The first gives a new meaning to the phrase “a walk in the park.”

And the second is a look out over the sound to West Seattle. I loved the looming clouds, the dusting of snow, and the hint of a sunset.

Fall Colors

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Japanese Garden in Seattle is beautiful this time of year. Today the weather was perfect. One of those cloudy days where the sky becomes a giant soft box and the colors pop. After a few traditional shots I realized that I wanted something a little different. I wanted to shoot color itself. And so the following. But first here is a traditional image of the garden.

Pleasant but not what I wanted. Here’s what I wanted and I would love to know what you think:

And my personal favorite: