Friday, December 19, 2014

I visited the docks in Galveston harbor and found these birds (pelicans and cormorants, I believe) roosting on posts and concrete blocks.  Sometimes they would fight over who owned what piece of real estate.





This past year I submitted a portfolio of images to Black & White magazine.  Unfortunately my portfolio was not chosen for the inclusion in their portfolio issue.  However, you can see it in their online website at http://www.bandwmag.com/galleries/bw/contests/17/categories/7?page=2.  It is the second from the left in the top row.  You can also see it on my website at http://cfgardinier.wix.com/cfgardinierphoto.  If you are into black and white photography Black & White is an excellent magazine to either subscribe to, or, as I do, peruse through at Barnes and Noble on occasion.  Anyway, enjoy the images and not just mine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I just thought I would let everyone know that I now have a website.  It is still under construction. so bear with me as I put some finishing touches on it.  Periodically I will be adding images to the various galleries.  I am also contemplating a variety of other features.  The sight is

http:/cfgardinier.wix.com/cfgardinierphoto
 During the month of November I twice occasioned to attend the Texas Renaissance Fair.  This is not my typical photo shoot kind of event because it is predominantly one of shooting people.  I went any way and I will have to say that the first day was a disaster because I find it difficult to take pictures of people even if they want you to, which they did.  They were not bashful about for a moment.  So the images I show here are from the second day I attended.  A little bit better than the first.  Nonetheless it was a great time.  It is hard to imagine people who are willing to dress up and play barbarian for a day.  Some don't even get paid to do it.  Besides where else could you go and see barbarians, R2D2, Superman, Spiderman, a Wookie.












Sunday, October 19, 2014

Here are a few of the images from my 2014 portfolio.  It also includes a few that were not in the original portfolio as presented.  For the most part the reviewers like my work and were very encouraging.












Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Here is the image that received a second place in the "Somewhere in Texas" Sixth Annual Artists of Texas Fall/Winter 2014 show.  There were over 45 artists who enter 3 works of art each.  Also, check out the Artists Out of Bounds, part of Visual Language Magazine.  Not only were some of my images featured but two made the front and back covers:

http://issuu.com/visuallanguage/docs/artistsoutofbounds_vlm_november_201

Monday, October 6, 2014

I love black and white abstracts.  Here are three from a series of mine called Urban Abstracts (downtown Houston).



Here  are some simple forms against a concrete wall.  No details in the forms, just the forms themselves.



Saturday, October 4, 2014

I've been playing around with changes in perspective derived using the camera distortion correction in photoshop.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In my previous post I put up two images of the Pleasure Pier at sunrise.  Well, after the morning shoot and then breakfast I went to the downtown Galveston area and walked around taking images as I went.  Here are a number of them that I thought believe express best as black and white images.  There is no special theme, just what I saw as I walked.









Here are two versions of the Pleasure Pier off Galveston, TX at sunrise this past weekend, Sept. 27, 2014.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Here are seven more images from my recent trip to Italy after finally getting through all of them at least once.