Thursday, January 30, 2014

I have just completed a level 2 class in what is known as Miksang Contemplative Photography.  In the first level one concentrates on color, texture, light, space, shadow and dot in space.  One is also not allowed to make any changes to the image once it is taken.  Regardless, I am very happy that I took these two courses because they have given me a different perspective in the development of my photography.  The following image was initially taken during one of the classes but because I converted it to black and white it would no longer qualify as a Miksang image.  However, I like the black and white image because it brings out the texture in the wall itself.  This is not readily seen in the color image because the change in the colored wall is very subtle.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

This particular image is that of a fern with fine hair like threads.  As you can see I was taken by the hair like threads and the random pattern they make against the regular lines of the fern leaves themselves.

Here is an image of the Bedford Inn I took a couple of years ago.  A grand hotel many Washington socialites and congressmen would vacation at during the typically hot Washington, D.C. summers.  I rendered the image on the grainy side to emulate images of the late 19th century.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Here is another of my early morning images from the beach at Galveston.  It is a sunrise image which I call, "And the Evening and the Morning were the First Day".  This was taken near the Pleasure Pier.  As with others I used a tripod along with neutral density filters to get the cotton candy water.  The shutter speed was still fast enough to stop the clouds.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Panoramic view of the Pleasure Pier

This image of the Pleasure Pier was taken at 9:00 AM in the morning with an EOS 7D and a 17-55mm lens.  Several images were stitched together to make this image.  I wanted to capture as much detail of the pier itself, and its rides, and of the heavy surf in the foreground.