Monday, March 06, 2006

Top 10

In recognition of 5 months of posting (with a few gaps), I decided to post some of my favorite images from each month based on your comments (2 per month). They are in no particular order, and you can click on an image to get to the original post.
Thanks to everyone who has commented, this blog has definetely helped me become a better and more well rounded photographer.

That being said I will probably take a month or so off from posting so I can refocus on Law School. So feel free to scan the archives or just stop by in April when I should be posting again.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Eye Silhouette

This is a somewhat abstract image which I think is interesting despite violating certain 'rules' of photography (not enough detail in the black and a 50/50 composition).
As the title says this is the silhoutte of an eye (Robyn's actually) in relatively low light. I liked the subtle on the surface of her eye and also wanted to capture the shape of the eyelashes against the light background.
By the way the cross in the background is from the shape of the window.

Canon 20D, Tamron 28-75 2.8, AV f2.8
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Cooking Corn

I took this photo in Munnar, India when I visited last year. This corn stand was at a tourist area called Echo Point where sounds would echo when spoken from a certain riverbank.
The man in the photo was selling fresh cooked corn in a roadside cart. After cooking the corn he would cover it with chili powder and then hand it to you. Not a bad way to have fresh corn.
In order to capture the freshness I framed this shot with the raw corn in front and the cooking kettle in the back.

Canon 20D, 50mm 1.4, AV f 4.0
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lost Statue

I'm in a New York City /East Coast frame of mind so I thought I would post this image from Times Square.
I was drawn to this base of a statue because it seemed lost amid the overblown lights and colors of Times Square. The big neon McDonalds sign serves as a good example of this sensory overload.
It seemed interesting that a huge statue that would be a point of interest in most any other city, was barely noticeable in a city like New York. In order to emphasize the statue, I allowed it to take the majority of the frame and blurred the background since they would be noticiable anyway. By the way George M. Cohan was a playright who was known as the "man who owned Broadway".

Canon 20D, Tamron 28-75 2.8, AV 4.5
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