Archive for November, 2008

25
Nov
08

Heather as Anna May

Bronica 645, 180mm, TMax100, Frennel 750's

Bronica 645, 180mm, TMax100, Frennel 750

This is a recreation of Anna May Wong by George Hurrell. I thought it was such a beautiful image, I wanted to see if I could recreate it. My friend Heather, who models some for Gate City, agreed to work with me. I think it turned out well.

21
Nov
08

Elizabethton, TN

Bronica 645, TMax 100, f16 @ 1/125

Bronica 645, TMax 100, f16 @ 1/125

19
Nov
08

Green Hill Cemetery

I found the most amazing cemetery in Greensboro, Green Hill Cemetery. I took a project shot there (my pano) and decided to go back and do some fun shots with a friend. The image with two ghosts may still need a little work, but I love it. It was a lot of fun to play around with the long exposures and see what I could get. It may sound creepy but I think cemeteries are (most of the time) beautiful.

13
Nov
08

Phoenix

The fiery Phoenix Doukas out of costume.

13
Nov
08

RenFest

These images are from the Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC. I shot them with a D300 and a 24-85 lens. I shot most of them at a large aperture (5.6 or below) because I like the dreamy quality it gives them. The only ones I shot with a larger depth of field are the bellydancers and the umbrellas. I just thought they looked better with everything in focus. All were shot at ISO 250 or 320 with a shutter speed of 1/60 (hdpcs, knights) or 1/125 (rest).  Thanks to all the performers, vendors, and organizers of the Renaissance Festival.

11
Nov
08

Obama!

 

This was so exciting. It is not often (I find) that we get to feel as if we are a part of history; it seems to simply happen around us. I will never forget that day nor this election.

The image of Obama was shot with a Nikon D40 and a 300/4.5 MF. ISO 400, 1/160 @ f11

The crowd shot was shot with same Nikon D40 and an 18-55 AF. ISO 400, 1/200 @ f16, 18mm

04
Nov
08

Raj as Francesco

raj_hand2face_bw

Francesco Clemente by Richard Avedon was my inspiration for this portrait. I like the fact that it is simple, yet quirky. I have to wonder what inspired this pose.

D300, 45mm, f8@ 1/10, 2 halos, converted to BW in Bridge