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.
May 18, 2010
My brother rewired a boom-box speaker system to play his iPod.
May 19, 2010
Just a bit of rain.
May 20, 2010
My friend's aunt's dog had puppies.
May 21, 2010
A flower illuminated from a light-bulb at night.
May 22, 2010
Music by Shingle the Roof at the Amherst farmer's market.
I realized I labeled the photo of the day for May 5, 2010 as May 6. So the picture of my cute kitten is actually for May 5. Here are my photos of the last few days – which I would upload sooner if it wasn’t for dial-up Internet that doesn’t allow me to upload photos, or even send emails these days.
May 6, 2010
Water droplet hanging off an orchid.
May 7, 2010
Spinning around at the Amherst fair.
May 8, 2010
Chocolate cake - well I guess it's really a tart.
May 9, 2010
Mom's beautiful and delicious bread.
May 10, 2010
Two male ducks. A macro lens would have made this photo more interesting, as I should keep distance from animals.
April 16, 2010
Greenwich boasts a maritime museum, the Royal Observatory, and a great view.
No this isn’t a commercial for Canon.
After several video pieces published on the Web site of S.P. Sullivan, it is time he met his match.
This video of mister Sullivan was shot on a Canon T1i. (Though I wish it was a Mark.)
The original music was recorded in GarageBand through a Tascam mixer with a Takamine acoustic guitar. It was edited with Final Cut Pro in the H.264 codec (unfortunately the playback isn’t very smooth). And I do need a tripod.
One of my favorite places to walk and go on a quick hike is Mt. Toby. Sunday I shot some photos at one side of the mountain where there are waterfalls, then assembled them into a quick slide show. It’s not my best work, but I now have some ideas for another video. Anyways, take a look.