Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last of the cave pictures

Here are the last three pictures I'll post from last week's trip. I guess it's time to go find something new to shoot. These are a little more traditional than all the blurry stuff I've been putting up. I'm anxious to go find some more trees to blur. I'm pleasantly surprised at how well those turned out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More blurry trees

Here are a couple more blurry trees. I'm pretty sure the tripod legs didn't move between these two exposures. The only difference is how much the camera moved during the exposure. Which do you like better?

Just like with the last couple of pictures, there's isn't much Photoshop done to these beyond some basic color correction, sensor dust removal, etc.

I thought yesterday's post was my favorite picture from the trip. Now I'm not so sure. I really like the looks of the bottom picture here.

I'm pretty sure this is the end of the blurry tree pictures from this trip, but I need to go shoot some more of these. I've been pleasantly surprised at how well these turned out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More blurry trees

I just keep getting blurrier and blurrier. Here's another picture of blurry trees from Maquoketa Caves State Park.

The funny thing about all these blurry pictures is that I found that they all looked better when I used a tripod.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Blurry trees

Another picture from Maquoketa Caves State Park. I just keep getting blurrier and blurrier. I like it though.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Another image from Maquoketa Caves State Park. Again, it was an attempt to get something interesting despite the bad light.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Here's another picture from my trip the other day. This time a panorama of one of the caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park. I had never been there before, and I thought it was a pleasant park. I'll be posting more pictures from this trip for the next couple of days.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A choice

Here's the same picture. One in black and white. The other in color. I'd be curious to know which you like better. Leave a comment and let me know. I shot it thinking color. Then I saw Larry's version in black and white, and I thought that looked pretty cool too. At this point, I'm liking the color one of mine a little bit better, but I'm really curious what anyone else thinks.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall Colors

I took a day and went shooting with my friend Larry. The weather wasn't the best, so I spent some time trying some new things. I'll be putting more pictures up in the coming days. Here's the first:

Monday, October 20, 2008

I was right

That thing I said a week or two ago about being a pet photographer. I was so right. Here's four pictures from literally a five minute photo shoot in my basement with an uncooperative dog. She did NOT like those horns on her head. But good grief, isn't she cute? Surely somebody out there would pay me to make their obnoxious dog look cute.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I should really be a pet photographer...

There are days I think I should really just be a pet photographer. Everything I'd shoot would be cute, at least in it's own way. I've never met a cat or dog who complains about how they look or asks to have their face thinned or their double chin removed. They'd never want to see the pictures of themselves before they get published, and while they might think we're done with the photo shoot after the first three pictures, a milk bone would keep them interested for far longer than that.

Here are two pictures of our dog, Maggie. The one on the left was shot this morning. The one on the right, this afternoon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Yarn shop

After two weeks with nothing, I thought I had better put a new photo up soon. This is a photo I shot in a yarn shop in Galena, IL a year and a half ago. It doesn't totally work for me, but it has some things I like. I'll try to come up with something new again soon.