Posts Tagged ‘still life’

365 Day 19: Yellowjacket?

365 Day 19: Yellowjacket?

I’m really not that adventurous. I am admittedly scared of wasps and will flail like a madman when they buzz around me. I was about an inch away from the bad boy for this shoe. Here’s the kicker…its actualy dead! This wasp somehow managed to die away in this exact position after its nest was [...]


365 Day 15: AJ’s Shirt of the Day

365 Day 15: AJ's Shirt of the Day

My son Atraiu was wearing this old school Run DMC shirt. Made me happy to see him wearin it after a long day of work yesterday. I took this shot exclusively with Instagram for the iPhone, I used the Gotham filter.


three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me

I LOVE taking macro shots. Entering the small world with a higher magnification lens is like entering an entirely new universe. When I am at home and I want to take Macro shots I normally don’t need to leave my property to find any subject matter; generally I don’t even have to leave my house [...]


three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

Last night I decided that I would “disconnect” myself for the weekend. This meant no social networking, no Facebook and Twitter, no email. This was incredibly hard to do, considering my iPhone 4 keeps me connected ALL THE TIME. Being the only device I carry around with me it was hard not to answer or [...]


three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

I spent the past couple of days trying to get some Autumn themed shots, but couldn’t take anything that seperated me from the rest. Running into somewhat of a creative rut, and aside from my personal projects, I’m having a hard time trying to find myself in my images. This 365 project is forcing me to [...]


three . six . five [018] Scawee Face

three . six . five [018] Scawee Face

In the spirit of Haloween, I photoshopped my eldest daughter Camiya into a Samara look-alike. My son Atraiu saw the image and says “I want a ‘scawee’ face too!” I couldnt resist! (Samara is the cutie from the horror movie “The Ring”) This was a little more challenging as my son is to darn cute [...]


three . six . five [016] My Daughter’s Gone Goth

three . six . five [016] My Daughter's Gone Goth

My kids will always be my favorite models, they are cute, photogenic and make for great subjects for candid photography. I find myself always using them to try out new techniques or to test out new angles or poses. Naturally, impatience will get the best of them on occasion, but for the most part they are always [...]


three . six . five [014] A Spark

three . six . five [014] A Spark

Sometimes all it takes is a little spark. Mind you, there is usually a catalyst and other factors involved that help generate the spark, but from that little spark can come a raging fire. With art, it typically all starts with one little idea- an inkling. Sometimes even, it comes from a  little bit of [...]


three . six . five [013] HDR

three . six . five [013] HDR

I read an article recently showcasing the work of Andrew Rees, where he took a beautiful black and white timelapse and converted it to HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and it is a technique where you take multiple shots of an image under different exposures and use third party software to merge them together. The result is [...]


three . six . five [006] Buzz, Buzz

three . six . five [006] Buzz, Buzz

Early this morning I was picking some tomatoes from my Square Foot Garden (SFG) and noticed that my wildflowers had company. There were about a dozen or so bumble bees collecting pollen, so like any opportunistic photog I dropped my tomatoes and dashed inside to grab my camera. Ran back out and thought “ooh, would [...]


three . six . five [005] Pictures in a Picture

three . six . five [005] Pictures in a Picture

Over the past couple of weeks my mother has been spending lots of time in their basement cleaning out and organizing. For those of you who really know my mom, you know how much she likes to hold on to things. At times we would poke fun at her for all the junk she would [...]


three . six . five [003] Firsts..

three . six . five [003] Firsts..

In everyones life we encounter things for the first time. I feel that how we learn from these first experiences is a part of what make up who we are. About 10 years ago, Samantha came into my life for the first time and completely changed me. I took her in as one of my [...]


three . six . five [001]

This is a wildflower bouquet grown from a variey pack of seeds strewn across my backyard garden this past Spring. I took this shot using a rented Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AF-D. Besides adding +2 stops of exposure compensation in post production  this shot is straight from the camera. Note the “creamy” bokeh and blur -I think is [...]