This has been a fun week of photography. I have had the chance to use the finest camera in the world as well as photographing in some of the best buildings in Indianapolis. The image above was shot at the Carmel Performing Arts Center with the NEW Phase One 100MP camera on an ALPA camera with a 23mm lens. This a rather interesting rig to shoot with. I tethered the camera to a Mac laptop and individually fine tuned the images as it was taken. This is an unusual shot as it shows the whole concert hall from the stage floor to the ceiling. The detail in this image is incredible.
The fourth of July in America is a time for celebration, parades and cook outs. I plan to them all today and celebrate at the end with fireworks over Indianapolis. This image was made last year at the Carmel, IN fireworks.
I have shot hundreds of fireworks shows and frankly I was getting kind of tired of the same old stuff. Then I started this project called Around Carmel and thought it would be cool to have the Perfroming Arts Center in the foreground of a picture with fireworks going off all over. A few phone calls later I found myself on the rooftop of the Tarkington building with one of the best locations in town to see the fireworks. It was a perfect place to shoot and I came out with a lot of good images. The one above is one of those.
My series on Around Carmel continues. This si such a nice community. This image was made by the War Memorial looking toward the Performing Arts Center. Shot with a Nikon D800e and 16mm lens.
This is just a fun shot. Made at the auto show that is right up the street from my house. I love shooting all the cars and trying to find unique angles and clever shots. Sometimes I shoot the engine, or the light paying on the curves of the car body. But, this one just looked fun.
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.