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Sometimes You Just Luck Out

Double Exposure. Silo City, Buffalo, NY

You have recently seen a number of images from my Silo City series.  Usually, I am shooting with one of my larger setups like a Sony or Nikon while at these locations.  However, I also do a lot of experimenting and I also use my iPhone and try out new apps.  The app this was made with is called Hipstamatic.  It allows for a different variety of double exposure looks.  I do these exposures in color and BW.  This was a color one of the grain silos from across the canal.  It just worked with the tug boats at the right spot as well as the soft look of the silos in the background.  Hope you enjoy it.

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Grand Central Station

I was in NYC a few months back for the introduction of the Leica M10 camera.  After the official meetings with Leica, I was sent off with the new camera to give it a try.  It was a fun camera to shoot with and I enjoyed using it and the images from it.  However, like I do many times I always take images on my iPhone. I did a whole series of images about Being Square and Seeing Double.  Article coming soon on that project.  I also did a few Pano images.  The place is an architectural marvel so how could I resist doing some panos.  This image is one pano made there.  I’ll share more in the future.

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Happy New Year

Chicago
Chicago

I hope you had a safe and happy New Years eve.  I had a nice dinner out then a quiet celebration at home with Debra and my son Scott who is visiting for the holidays.  Today will be a day and as matter of fact the next few days of testing a number of new cameras that have come my way.  I’ll be finishing up a review of the DP Quatrro O, RX100iv, Sony A7s II.  I’m starting reviews on the Leica SL, Sony RX100rII and two top secret cameras.  Never a dull moment.

Today image is an architectural abstract.  This was made in Chicago and done on an iPhone.  I challenged myself on one of my morning walks to shoot only with the iPhone and this is one of the many nice images I captured that morning.

 

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Bull Ring Water Cart

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.

Water Cart At The Bull Fighting Ring in San Miguel
Water Cart At The Bull Fighting Ring in San Miguel
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iPhone Is A Camera Too

Woman walking in fog, Copenhagen, Denmark
Woman walking in fog, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

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Pixel

Pixel The Cat
Pixel The Cat

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.

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Rose

Rose

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.

 

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Red

Red car

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.