As with some other recently posted images this is another shot at the Carmel, Auto show. I tried looking for a shot where I could use color and one element of the car. I ended up with a number of good candidates, but this one I choose to publish first. This shot I aimed the camera straight down and caught a bit of my reflection (which was cool) but more of the perfect paint job, pure red and the running light. It just feels good.
This is another image I made at the recent Carmel, IN automobile show. I like looking at things differently, try to catch the essence of the classic cars but doing it from different angles than others. THis shot I feel defines what a jag is all about.
Once again another cool shot from the car show. Trying to get a different angle I used the iPhone and Hipstamatic to create this shot and framed it from a top down view. I saw reflections and some very handsome geometry going on and this I got this image.
Once a year the Arts District where I live (Carmel, IN) holds a classic car show. It is a big draw and a lot of fun to see all the cool cars that are on display. Like all things in Carmel, it has a certain charm and small town feel. I love going to see what I can find to take pictures of. I look for different angles and views that are typical snapshots. Nothing new with that but I love cars with their curves and angles. So here is the first image. I’ll post more soon.
Everyone knows the Palladium in Carmel, In. It’s part of the Perfroming Arts Center complex. The other day we had these magnificent clouds and I decided to give it a shot. Came up with this BW and a few good color images. I’ll publish some color images later this week. I like the look of the sturdy building with the storm clouds behind it. It was done with five exposures blended together on PhotoMatix and HDR program used to blend different exposures together. Fun stuff but can be too overused. I n a case like this it works great.
This image was shot yesterday. The building is the Carmel (indiana) Perform Arts Center or Palladium as it is known. It’s a big new building that is quite nice and very expensive. None the less I have fun shooting it. On the way back from the store I pulled in and did a quick pano with my iPhone. Assembled it and like magic with PhotoStream it was on my iPad. I then worked the image a bit in a couple of apps to come up with this. Just a fun day and a bit of fun time messing around.
I am still recovering from the rotator cuff injury and the most frustrating thing is I can’t lift a camera. I am going out for a drive today to shoot and I will use my iPhone. The picture above was shot with an iPhone and then jazzed up a bit on my iPad. It’s of a statue ( community art) in my town Carmel, IN. It’s just a fun shot showing how with cropping and some playing with camera angle you can come up with an unusual shot.
Here’s another image made at the car show this weekend. It’s of a dashboard of a sports car. Worked it a bit on the iPad.
There may be a few days without posts. I am headed in for shoulder and knee surgery tomorrow and expect to be somewhat incapacitated for a few days. I’m sure it will all be fine but time to get these injuries fixed. Back to you soon.
So, what do you do when you go to an industrial site (Gravel Quarry) and want to make the place look gritty and sort of apocalyptic? You use a good camera and some of the app you can find on the iPad. This shot was of a big old dump truck at the quarry, obviously not used much. I shot a variety of angles of it and this is the one I selected. I like the flat tire, low angle, and the hose coming off of it. I pulled the image into the iPAd and used SNapSpeed to adjust the drama, grit, and selective colors. Enjoy!
A week or so ago Debra, my shooting partner and friend called and said let’s go shoot. It was a warm day (and I don’t move fast on warm days) and I said slowly OK. I knew I needed to go out and do some shooting. It’s great therapy especially when you need to clear the mind. It was also one of those evenings where it looked like a storm could blow in any minute. So, we headed off and we had no place in particular in mind to go. Then I remembered a place my son and I stumbled upon a few years ago and using my iPad with satellite view I located the gravel pit and we headed there. The gates were open so we went in and we spent nearly two hours there shooting Debra went her way and I went mine. At one point when I was coming back from the dredging area Debra was standing on this old dump truck. So, I said pose and as Debra always does she struck a few unusual poses. I love this one as it just works on so many levels. I shot it with my iPhone, even though I had my big boy camera with me. I wanted to use the ProHDR app to capture the details in the sky and not lose detail in Debra. Damn, it worked great. I then took the image into my iPad and played even more adding border, grain, more dramatic light effects etc.. Man, this si so much fun. So, here it is. I think it is one cool, bad ass shot!
A few posts ago I published a color HDR version of the NEW Performing Arts Center – Palladium in Carmel, IN. Here’s yet another in a Black & White version. This building is so cool that I will be shooting it under different conditions for some time to come. Hope to start interior photos with the IQ 180 very soon.
I am heading to Ireland on Wednesday so the blog may be spotty as it will depend on internet connections where I am traveling. I’ll be leading a PODAS workshop and we will be visiting some magnificent locations. Look for images to be coming your way.
The other night after experiencing some dramatic storms the skies began to clear and just turn wonderful colors and they were so dramatic. My friend Debra grabbed me and we drove the block it takes to get to the Performing Arts Center. I jumped out of the car and began shooting away. I had grabbed my GH3 and shot in HDR mode – 5 exposures per shot. This technique allows my camera to shot over exposures opening up shadows and underexposures allowing highlights to be recorded. I then bring my images into Capture One and do perspective control (straightening lines on building so they don’t or do distort). Then I process he images to tiff format and run them through PhotoMatix combing all the exposures into one image. Then I took the image into photoshop and run them through a series of other programs. In this case I used a plug in called Topaz Adjust. So here is my artistic version of PAC at a dramatic sunset. I have more so look for them soon. Also, finished up some dramatic Moab B&W Images. Stay tuned.