I took a ride this morning, having a bit of insomnia, I saw this on the way home. I have passed it many, many times, it is the Guard at the EAA Air Museum in Oshkosh, WI. Now, this thing is actually poled to the ground as you can see in this link at the EAA Air Museum of the North American F-86H Sabre. I would love to shoot this thing at night, but there is a REALLY BRIGHT LIGHT which kind of ruins it.. this ones not on the site for sale.. if you want a...
Driving along the highway, the fields releasing moisture produce haze. The sun was setting on the day of the full moon in august and I shot the sunset as I was driving to a shooting location. The blur from the movement of the car can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. The photo is not exactly crisp, but the combination of the colors, haze and blur give a “painted” look. The weather was perfect, dirving along the...
Abandoned farm house in northern Wisconsin. Somewhat quiet night minus the rustling in the woods of a turkey or deer. As you walk up to the overgrown porch you cant help but imagine a couple of chairs on the porch and the sounds of a farm all around. Places like this are telling of the changes in our world and the fact that these homes still stand after years of neglect (even though I nearly fell to the basement at one point) is a testament to the...
Night shot of ducks in the Milwaukee River.. I thought they flew south.. nope. Here they are in 17F(-9c) The cold air causing mist to rise from the river. yea.. hard to avoid the noise as they were moving and it was dark.. I had to jack up the ISO Camera: Canon 40D Lens: Tamron 12-24 Details: Evening, night Long Exposure. with various other techniques Buy...
As I stand in the house, I cant help but feel the lifetime of memories which were experience inside the walls of this lonely and forgotten home. I walk into a bedroom and I turn off my flashlight and stand in the darkness listening to the sounds that are left echoing in time and I hear a family, children, pets and farm animals in the distance. She stands in front of me asking the same questions I ask myself; “What happened...
Sitting in a field rusting away to be reclaimed, 2 abandoned vehicles. This place was DARK, I mean DARK.. located near a swamp, the sounds of the frogs was deafening.. I am not too happy with this shot, however, I am making my way back to shoot them tonight along with a few others!
Imagination Is More Important Than KnowledgeAlbert Einstein
Photography has been a passion for quite some time. I remember the first camera I used, it was my fathers Kodak Instamatic 500, which I still have, I only wish I could run 35mm in it..
My Dad loved that camera and we have about 150 reels of slides to prove it! He bought it when he was in the military back in the 60s, it was his present to himself for surviving boot camp!
Back then I was fascinated with Trains, not that I am not now, however, I remember waiting at the tracks and shooting a lot of trains and also barns when we travelled.
Later in High School, I picked up a Ricoh 35mm which shot great and I used that thing for years, learning to develop both color and back and white film. After High School I put down the camera.. I always laugh about it because I moved to one of the most picturesque places on earth, the Western Slope of Colorado.
So, about 7 years ago, we had a camera which my wife purchased for herself, however, I believe that she was intimidated by it, a rebel XT. I began shooting again here and there. It wasnt until I joined flickr and met up with a fantastic photographer whom which I have to give props, Christopher Robleski, or as known on Flickr, Chocolate-Milk. I urge you to check out his work, he is a terrific photographer with much talent. Chris and I met up on a dreary night in one of the worst parts of the city, we then proceded to make way into a long abandoned manufacturing company.
I watched for a while and listed then thought I had it and took a shot. I will never forget that shot, it makes me laugh every time I see it. I looked at the screen and laughed aloud, I then proceeded to watch and learn more. In the end I did some up with some great shots and for the next several years Chris and I had a lot of adventures and I learned an enormous amount and am very thankful for his friendship and willingness to teach.
Chris introduced me into the world of light painting and I can say that I have come a long way, while I am always learning and have a lot more to learn, it has been a passion.
I can say that my interests have changed, while I will always love light painting and night photography, I also enjoy just getting out and shooting just about anything that catches my eyes. For me, Photography is somewhat of a spiritual journey, it allows me to be me and I love just admiring beauty in the things that I shoot.
I hope that you will continue to come back to my site as I will be making a substantial commitment to making it a worth while place to visit and explore.
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Equipment is a major part of this affair, there is always something to make things easier, or provide a different look, it doesnt necessarily mean something expensive or large, it can be as simple as an old camera found at a thrift store.
In this page I am going to outline some of the equipment that I use.Learn More