Friday, December 16, 2011

Denver street photography & a bonus $75 parking ticket.

I had gone up to Denver (Aurora actually) for a Chick-fil-a grand opening but I didn't make the 100 person raffle cut off for camping so I decided to bum around downtown near the State Capitol and take some photos.  My vision was to create some gritty and urban images.  The photographs did turn out really rad but then I put a spin on them in LR to make them seem more like what you'd see out of an instamatic or medium format Holga.  Enjoy!

These last two are not in Denver, but were on the way home.

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Day In The Life...

So months ago, like months & months ago, I had intended to complete an hourly photo project.  The goal was to take a photo an hour with my Canon 50D and 50mm f/1.8 lens.  I kept putting it off - that's my M.O. unfortunately.  Seeing as how that project was always nagging at me I decided to make it happen with my newly acquired LG G2X smart phone, its 8GB camera and an app called "Retro Camera".  While not as creative as taking my DSLR around with me would have been, taking photos frequently with more of a point and shoot concept has encouraged me to shoot more and gets me thinking about light/ angles/ point of view/ etc.  It was a fun experiment.  Lastly I like being honest, so the photos below marked with an * were not taken during my one waking day but do add to the story.

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First thing in the morning.  I love my blackout curtains!

Walk the dog.

 Must.  Have.  Sustenance!


I'm not an addict!

Yes, as a matter of fact I do iron!

From a secret location in downtown Colorado Springs.

My bathroom mirror photos rival Ansel Adams work.

 * Hitting the trails on my 29er!

* Almost typical Colorado sunset.

 Locker #39.

Critical infrastructure.

Mind the cone zone.

Just a portion of where I work. 

 How I feel many a day.

Heading home after a long night at work.