Back in May 2011, my wife gave birth to our firstborn, Vincent. He arrived in the world six weeks too early and, because of this, he had to stay in the hospital for many weeks to grow some more. He had to learn to breathe alone, feed by mouth, and his heart had to become strong enough to support him all day long. Even when he was released from the hospital, he was a very small thing, needing all the care of a newborn and the extra attentions of a premature.
My wife and I wanted to capture the emotions associated with sheltering and caring for such a tiny marvel. I decided to use a classic composition that would emphasize the small size and fragility of our boy. The result is the picture below. In this article I will describe how I captured this image. I will describe the equipment used, how the scene was set up, and what post-processing was used.
One of my favorite photography projects, is creating scenarios where a single "actor" appears several times in the frame, in different poses or appearances. Over the years, I did several such projects, sometimes myself as the "actor", often a grandchild who happened to be visiting us, and in the right state of mind for having some fun with grandpa…
The "Poker Quartet" shown here is one that I like most. Taken on a winter evening of 2009, at my home roof terrace:
Once I have the idea of the scene, the procedure is actually quite simple.
An example of a photo captured which depicts what photography means to me. In this photo it shows how fun photography is for me, maybe I'm not in the photo since I took this one, but the happiness, the joy, and how me and friends enjoyed that moment was captured and that will stay forever. As I have mentioned in the first submission, Photography is not just capturing moments, it's an extension of our enjoyment, for eternity.
The photo I picked for this submission has been sitting on my hard drive waiting for an opportunity to make an appearance. The image which was a culmination of pure chance and timing, depicts a tender subject in a harsh environment. The image still continues to resonate with me, so with that in mind, I present this photo as one of my "favorites"
One of my favorite photos as of late was taken last year. I was in Florida for my brother's wedding in early October and the weather couldn't have been better. On one particularly fine evening, I set out to shoot the sunset and just as it dropped below the horizon I was confronted with this wonderful scene silhouetted against the beautiful orange of the sunset. Perhaps the biggest reason I chose this particular photo is that it has been cold and gray at my home for the last few days and it is very much warm and colorful. Just looking at it makes me feel relaxed and warm, like I've just spent the day on the beach.
Two years ago, I was out in a swamp up behind Berea, Kentucky. It was in the 90+ F degree range. Humidity was somewhere between 50 and 80 percent. Mosquitoes! My blood sings to mosquitoes. A nod here to Twilight.
Why was I out with my K20D and gear on such a day, in such an area?
I don't have one specific theme when it comes to photography. I enjoy photographing people, animals, flowers, landscapes and macros but every now and then you come across the one that is so different from the rest which is why I'm choosing this one to showcase.
I spotted this water / concrete stain at a fish hatchery which probably took years to develop this beautiful one of a kind stain.
I had been on the look out for something like this for some time and was elated when I came across this: