Daily Archives: June 2, 2010

The Rain Drop Advantage

Usually when it rains, me and every other photographer it seems takes photos of the rain drops as the subject matter. Not wanting to make this cliché photo mistake, something sparked inside of me to use the rain drops as a texturing tool rather than the subject matter.

No background bokeh for these rain drops.

I was sitting at my family’s computer, which involves a lot of waiting due to our dial-up connection. the sun was setting and I turned to the window in which it leaked in and hit me in the face.

In one window pane, remarkably, the pane that the sun rays were shining through was covered in glistening rain drops. Then, the spark came! Photo of the day!

But, of course, I had to get this classic shot.

Ran to get my camera, threw the rain drops out of focus, the fence in focus, and snapped away.

This further inspired me to go outside and take more photographs while my email waited to load, thus, today, I bring you a new, beautiful, and hopefully not cliché photo slideshow.

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I have been Schmapped

Schmap.com is a sort of web based map and travel guide. Schmap.com has used two of my photographs on their website.

Click on the photographs used to see them on Schmap.com.

The hairy crowds at Buckingham Palace.

The Wallace Collection - a hidden gem.

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Day at the skate park

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If you really know me – I mean if you really really really know me, you might know that one of my secret dreams is too shoot and edit skateboarding and BMX videos. 

Big air and a spin.

 

Ever since I was young, like, say, preschool, I have been obsessed with skateboarding, BMX, surfing, snowboarding, and skiing. Extreme sports you can call them in a bundle. Doesn’t matter, really. 

I just love the tricks, the culture, the idea of breaking the barrier and doing something that most people can’t even learn to do.

Brother going for a feeble grind.

 

Anyways, I took my brother (BMXer, mountain biker, DJ) to the Greenfield Area Skate Park (where I would spend some summer days skateboarding) to finally try my hand at photographing some riders.

Here’s a slideshow of what I got. First shot, so I am always looking for pointers! Always room for improvement.

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Photos of the Days – Beautiful Last Few Days

May 29, 2010

This photo isn't necessarily about what's the focus of the frame.

May 30, 2010

Big air at the Greenfield Area Skate Park.

May 31, 2010

Mom.

June 1, 2010

One window, one trillion rain drops, one sunset.

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