Dec 072012

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Out before sunrise on a foggy day, my original plan was to photograph Christmas lights. I found this instead, and had fun exploring a lot of variations in the setting. The hard part was choosing just one to post!

Nikon D300; 1/90 sec @ f13, ISO 2500 (handheld);
70-300 mm f/4.5–5.6 @ 70mm (105mm EFL); focus distance 9.44m

Dec 202011

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I’m constantly amazed by how things appear to change even as they largely remain the same. “Simplicity №1” was photographed in this location back in May. Returning some weeks later, I was annoyed by new “No Parking” signs affixed to the wall. Yesterday, the signs were still there—but so were a number of parked cars.  🙂

Nikon D300; f9.5 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 1400 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 75mm (112mm EFL); focus distance 14.96m

May 172011

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Exploring the idea of simplicity, “…where form and space produce strong contrasts—where the experience of the form is heightened because of the space around it.”

Nikon D300; f9.5 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 400 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 112mm (168mm EFL); focus distance 33.5m

Apr 072011

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Returning home one afternoon, this pattern of light and shadow on our front steps caught my eye. The hues actually shifted from warm to cool in the scene.

Nikon D300; f11 @ 1/125sec, ISO 200 (handheld);
50mm f/1.8 (75mm EFL); focus distance 2m


Apr 012011

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I came across this subject in the courtyard of a fabulous place called “Architectural Artifacts“, where they generously let me roam and take pictures to my heart’s content. Propped upright against a fence, it was perhaps 15 feet tall and I have no idea what it is.  🙂

An 80,000 square foot complex on three levels packed with oddities, Architectural Artifacts is my new bad weather go-to location.

Nikon D300; f8 @ 1/250sec, ISO 400 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm (27mm EFL); focus distance .79m