Friday, March 23, 2012

A shot in the Dark

I was shooting some portraits the other night with my home studio set up when the power went off.I was stuck.My model was upset (my daughter),the studio was as dark as anything and we tripping about the cords and boxes and the evening was a total loss.Strobist's use the camera add on flash units off camera to shoot with.No electrical plug in and the likes.No wires cascading across the floor.Just batteries and wireless transmitters.I  bet if I  had this type of a set up not only would I have gotten the shot but I would have had a very interesting lighting effect with no ambient light.

Monday, January 30, 2012

An old Friend

To all that have read this Blog,
I have been a bad bad Blogger.I have neglected something that had started to take root.After several months of not posting only today have I realized what I have missed.I looked at the blog statistics only to be blown away by the number of hits and comments that the blog has received.So what now?Well its gut check time.Do I believe what I have to say has some merit or am I simply blowing smoke.With what I have read I must be doing some thing right.I must be on the right track with both my blog and my photography.So i thank you all in careing enough to leave a comment and now after a long artist block I will be back and as strong as ever.
Thank you

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A long time coming

Well yesterday I finally blew the dust off of the lights and took some self portraits.I haven't really felt like shooting much lately as life has had me in a ever lately I have felt my creative juices flowing as the morning light has become lovely.
I must get back into the Tips From The Top Floors contests.Its hard .I really only have one day to shoot the theme so I am under a time crunch,but the competition is good to drive ones photography.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Reasearch,Computer Promblems and Life

Well its a Sunday and life is moving on.I came to a realization that the only hobby right now that I can do that doesn't cost me a small fortune is photography.That's a small victory.
Recently My main computer has had problems.This is the computer that I use for photo editing.It is my main computer.It sucks that it isn't really working.
I have done some research on finding covered bridges in New Brunswick.I didn't really realize how many that there were.It great.i cant wait til I get out and start to shoot these.I am trying to create a really nice book out of this.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I have spent the weekend experimenting on HDR photography.I love the vivid colors and rich details that these type of photos produce.I have down loaded some plug in in gimp to help with this process.

For any one who doesn't understand hdr photography it is a combination of a series of photos taken at different exposures then combined in a digital editing photo program such as gimp.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rain and the best laid plans

Yesterday I stated that I wanted to plan a project that would not only leave a body of work but also challenge my photographic senses.So after long thoughts I have decided to photograph as many of New Brunswick's covered bridges as possible.With the recent weather issues in the province I came to realize how important and fragile these wooden structures are.
The wooden bridge was the choice of builders during their day .The have provided a refuge from weather,a quiet place for young love and platform for young people to prove there bravery through bounding leaps through out the years.
I will start mapping the route that I must take .Weekday nights will be spent finding some these treasures and planing day trips through out the province.Many of these bridges are in Charlotte county,the county that I grew up in.Many of these bridges hold special meaning for me as I too was one those brave boys who would leap off of the bridge to the cool water that lay before.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year and A New Decades

Well its a new year and a new decade.Its time for me to push my photography and my blogging to new heights.On the photography front I want to do a project.On the blogging front I ant to get a blog where I am a regular contributor of some meaningful information,thoughts or news.I hope that over the next year you will enjoy my ramblings.

On the photography front I really want to start to create a body of work.Something I can be proud of and a vision of how I see the world.With the flooding in south western NB this past December I realized how delicate the covered bridges that dot the area really are.I have decided to try and photograph as many of them as possible.I have decided to take these photo's over an extended period of time.I will post more as it develops.(Sorry about the pun)