This is a photo blog of self expression. All the images I post are self assignments driven by the need for more creativity in my life. This is my escape from the everyday shooting as a professional photographer.
Breaststroker Brad Craig is surrounded by swimmers' legs at UT. Repeated shapes of legs and lane rope with the effect of a long lens (200mm) compacting information (lane ropes in background seem to be very close together) helps to make an interesting image.
I used a tripod on this one. It was a 3 second exposure which recorded the taillights and headlights of traffic on Lamar Alexander Parkway. The long exposure captured the light trails while leaving the cars invisible. The camera's white balance was set on tungsten and the ISO was 200.
In the fall of last year I took my photography class on a field trip through Maryville. This image was made on the Maryville College Bridge over Lamar Alexander Parkway. I used a tripod with a 15 second exposure which gave me enough time to paint the bridge with a flash light. I set the camera at ISO 200 and used the tungsten setting for white balance.
I shot some ice covered trees tonight lit by the street lights of Maryville College.I mounted my camera to a tripod and used an umbrella to stay dry. I set my white balance using a white sheet of paper.My camera was set on manual. Exposure information - f-9 shutter speed 10 sec. 100 ISO. The circle shaped lens flare in the upper right hand corner was caused by rain drops on the front of the lens (a happy accident).
Tonight as I walked my dog I saw the light on my road. I took the dog in and got my tripod, camera and flash light. The exposure was f-3.5 at 30 seconds at ISO 100 with an 18mm lens.I used the self timer so I could walk through the scene with my flash light.