I was visiting my good friend Micahel Reichmann in San Miguel Mexico and across the street from him is a bull fighting ring. It’s kind of funny as it sits in the middle of a neighborhood. This is a shot of a cool looking water cart they drag around the bull ring to keep the dust down.
Sometimes when traveling I just want to have fun taking photos. A year ago I was n Copenhagen on business and I took an early morning walk. How could I resist as it was very foggy and that makes for some interesting images. While I had my big boy camera with me, I thought I would try some shots with Hipstamatic and the iPhone. How cool! This is one of those images of a woman walking through the square where the royal family lives. her red hair, the fog and the design in the bricks makes this shot work.
Pixel is now 9 months old. I never intended to have a cat. Never even thought I was a cat person. Then while visiting the Humane Society of Indianaplois with Debra to help her select a cat I saw this cute kitten in one of the cages. I asked if I could see her and they took her out of the cage. She was only 8 weeks old and so tiny I could hold here in the palm of my hand. She looked at me, big intense eyes, then she closed them as only a cat could do when they were content, and she had me. She had a rough start and was quite sick for a week a few days after I got her home, but she is a fighter and has grown into an incredible beautiful and loving animal. This cat and I have become one. She has changed my life with her spirit, adventures, and her ability to know when it is time to give her affection. She plays fetch with rubber bands, explores everything, has her own language and is quite the talker and does funny things that make me laugh. She has made me a better person. Who would have known? And, with what I do there was not a better name than Pixel. I guess you can tell I am a proud daddy.
This past week I traveled from Indianapolis to Toronto and then to San Francisco and eventually back to Indy. I made a visit to a friend and fellow photographers home and he ad a Rose garden. So, I got my iPhone out and did some quick shots of the roses. If I publish flowers I usually try to make them look different. I tried to make this one different too. I hope you like it.
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.
Copenhagen as you know from reading my previous posts is one of my favorite cities to visit. So much to do, and some real good culture. I love shooting photos there. Christiania is a part of Copenhagen that was taken over by for lack of better words hippies many years ago. It was an old Army base that is now a counter culture area of the city. It is fun to visit and there is a lot of color. This image was made in the stairwell of one of the buildings leading up to a restaurant. I saw the window with graffiti and had to shoot it.
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.
Creeping around a limestone quarry near Bloomington, In we found these buildings. Alls worn out with big warning signs on them. I peeked in the window of one of the operations and saw this machine. So, I shot an HDR sequence and then messed with the image some more in a few apps to create this image.
This has been a intense week in Denmark with a lot being accomplished business wise with Phase One. In between work I do find sometime to take pictures and I have quite a selection of colorful and nice images I am collecting. Copenhagen waterfront is a real nice place to visit. There are all sorts of boats and a unique charm and mix of building. Here is one classic shot a sailboat and a tugboat. Shot on an iPhone on the way to dinner.
While visiting the state fair last week I walked past some horse stables. I kind of saw something in this shot with the decorations, golf cart and stuff that was there. Kind of a sur-real set up. So I shot it using the iPhone. I kind of like it.
There is this area in Copenhagen that in the old days used to be a rough area and typical of the wharfs of cities. But a while back this area was revitalized to be a popular destination. Known as Nyhaven it is a harbor where ships tie up. Now all the store fronts are restaurants and bars and outdoor cafes. It is a great place to visit, very colorful, in many ways and lots to do. I decided to try something new and get very creative. This is a different kind of view of Nyhaven. let me know what you think.