My first thoughts are of Spring, and new growth. But with Winter rapidly approaching, and the snow that will hopefully come with it, the vibrancy of Spring green is a long way off.
However, several of the images below were captured in the dead of winter.
For those of you thinking “I’d like to create amazing photographs but I don’t have a big fancy DSLR.” Take a close look at the image of my friend Melissa sprawled out on the ice. That’s a Canon G11 in her outstretched hands. Now take a look at the images she makes with it, here. I often envy her ability to put all her gear in her pocket when we get together to shoot.
Dedicated to Valentina. She asked to see more abstract images, and I’m happy to oblige. Enjoy!
Hiking to the summit of a small mountain for the first time, in the dark, and watching this view unfold as the sun comes up. Makes me forget just how early 3:30 a.m. is.
To top it off, I ran into a group of young men at the summit who happened to be from my hometown in Connecticut. What are the odds?
Driving down from the above mountain, and seeing this view. If this doesn’t say “Autumn in New England,” nothing does.
Since it was quite dark, and I was paying more attention to the directions to the mountain, I never noticed this church, which the road went right by. So this was a very pleasant surprise on my return trip.
Successfully, I think, using subject motion, reflections, and camera motion during exposure, to create abstract images showing the fall color in a less conventional way.
The one image that made the entire day for me.
This fine gentleman caused quite a stir along Rt 302 in Crawford Notch. Traffic came to a stand still as crowds gathered to get a photo. Seemingly unfazed by all the fuss, this bull moose started walking directly towards me to cross the road. Obviously, I was standing in the best spot for a moose to cross the road, and he had every intention of using it. I graciously stepped aside as he passed by close enough for me to touch.
Movement: The Camera.
In both of these images the camera was moved during exposure. One was completely accidental, the other was created completely on purpose.
Can you tell which was created on purpose, and which was the “accidental art”?
Movement: The Subject, part 1
Generally, when I think of movement in one of my photographs I think water. I am a fan of the soft and silky look that a long exposure gives moving water.
Here are a few examples.
Movement: The Subject, part 2
Next I think of wildlife. It would be nice if they just sat still and posed for the camera, but they don’t always cooperate.
there’s one in every group portrait that won’t sit still
this beaver thought searching for dinner was more important than having its picture taken.
Water, as a solid, as sculpture, as art.
Spring is almost upon us here in the northern hemisphere, with warm weather, waterfalls, and wildflowers right around the corner. With these warm thoughts in mind, I hope these images send chills down your spine.
Crystal Clear Or Icy Blue.
I love to photograph ice. From frozen waterfalls to stream side ice sculptures, I spend quite a bit if my winter photography time traversing steep icy slopes and laying prone, freezing, freezing in places no man wants to freeze, all in search of the wonders that await when water becomes cold and hard.
Wine glasses, beer bottles, mushrooms, what do you see?
My friend Melissa in one of her favorite positions for making photographs.
For those of you who are now stuck with Vanilla Ice rapping in your head, you are welcome!
FACEBOOK STRIKES AGAIN!
As the rules state for the ”Kiss Me I’m Irish” print give-away, anyone who “Likes” my fan page and “Likes” the contest post, is entered. And, if you share the contest on your personal wall, your name is put in the drawing a second time.
Well Facebook has a “nice” feature I just discovered. I’m only allowed to see shares from my FB friends. Isn’t that a kick in the teeth! Of the 16 shares, as of this writing, I can only see four. I have every intention of honoring these shares, but this will require a little help from you.
How you can ensure your extra vote is counted.
1. Message me via the message tab on the Jeff Sinon Photography fan page with a link to your share.
2. Or, you can “friend” me on my personal page, link in the contest post on the fan page, so I can then see your share.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: If you make your share public I will then be able to see it without you going through the above trouble!
Neither way is an ideal solution. This was supposed to be a very easy, click like in two places contest! I’m very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause those of you who were kind enough to share this.
Again, I am sorry!
Distorted, and then some.
Here are a few, all taken on the same day, on the same small section of stream.
A special thanks to Rochelle, for the updated title / caption of the last image. Hers was much better than mine.