Category Archives: Photography

How far would you go to take a picture?

How far would you go to take a picture?  Would you climb a mountain?  Disguise your camera for public candids?  How about trespassing?  And if you do decide to trespass, what are your comfort limits?  How about trespassing into an operational rocket engine manufacturing plant?

Photographer Lana Sator did just that at a plant just outside Moscow.  In the process, she captured some amazing images!  (She also got the attention of government officials who are demanding that she take the images down…)

Rocket Engine Manufacturing Plant ©Lana Sator 2011

Rocket Engine Manufacturing Plant ©Lana Sator 2011

Luckily for us, Lana is refusing to take the images down, much to the ire of the government officials.  Click the image above to check out Lana’s site in Russian.  No need to worry, you can easily understand it through her photos… 🙂

So next time you go out to take some pictures, stop and think: Just how far would you go to take that perfect picture…?

Happy New Year

As it has been nearly 6 months since I last updated my blog, I made a resolution to keep my blogs current by updating them at least once per week.  I have been spending too much time in front of the TV or computer in non-constructive or non-creative ways for too long.  So, I decided to challenge myself to see if I can make a change for the positive this year!

I ran across this encouraging video through Twitter earlier today…  Since it is less than two minutes, give it a watch and see if you can take anything away from it.

I think the important part of this is to stop and think, as well as to start doing!

Here’s to a fresh new start to a brand new year!

Finally Edited: New Orleans!

So, nearly two and  a half months after we took the vacation, I finally got the photos edited and posted to my website.  It seems that about a quarter of the images I shot turned out to be ‘web-worthy’…  Not to say the others were bad shots, but rather the selection I posted were what I enjoyed the most!

New Orleans 2011

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We had a great time taking the vacation, and I had a lot of fun taking a lot of pictures.  There are still a few things I have left to play around with, such as some video and timelapse work, which I will get posted once I am happy with the result.  But all the stills are up and ready for everyone to enjoy!

Please feel free to comment and critique things…  I am still learning both photography itself, as well as Aperture 3.  Suggestions are always helpful!  Thank you for visiting my blog

Five Mistakes Lazy Photographers Make

Five Mistakes Lazy Photographers Make.  Scott Bourne is one of my favorite photographers…  Not just for his imagery, but also because he offers up insight, suggestions and instruction on how to further your photography.  Here’s a quick blurb by Scott that is simple, to the point, and will help you become a better photographer.  Thanks Scott!

Different perspective on night time timelapse…

I Stumbleuponed this interesting perspective on stellar timelapse photography.  Most keep the Earth stationary and let the stars rotate, but this one flips that: Let the Earth rotate and keep the stars stationary!

This unique timelapse is entertaining to watch, but I also feel that it offers an interesting glimpse into man’s desire to understand the cosmos….

Lensbaby Control Freak…

So I took the Lensbaby Control Freak with Double Glass Optic out for a spin the other night.  Not too many pictures came out, but since Sydney was in ultra-spaz mode, it isn’t the fault of the lens.

Sydney a la Lensbaby Control Freak

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Once the dog finally ran out of steam, I was able to snap the above image.  I can definitely see that once I get familiar shooting with the Control Freak, it is going to be one of my favorite lenses…  I already have many ideas for both still and video shots.  I need a system to start keeping my ideas tracked…  Hmmm…  iPad perhaps?

More New Orleans photos…

So I have had a productive start to the Memorial Day weekend!  I was able to finish off another day of post processing photos taken during our trip to New Orleans.  I only have a few more days to edit, then I will have all the main photos up.

New Orleans Vacation

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The vacation was much needed after a long winter, as well as celebrating my rehabilitation after the accident last August.  It was the first time I was able to get out and take some pictures in quite a while.  I also had to realize some new limitations as I was unable to move the way I used to, so some angles were just unobtainable.

The trip was a success as Stacey and I had a great time, the sun and warmth did wonders for spirit (and leg!), but also really got us thinking about leaving Alaska at some point, sooner than later…