Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another Tree

This is another tree shadow on our apartment building that I have been meaning to shoot for a while. This one was a little harder to manage. Space to move around was limited by bushes and trying to avoid lights in frame made it difficult to find a nice camera angle and position. However, I'm moderately satisfied. Things could be better. It's dangerous to spend too much time around this entrance, though. Dog poo mines and huge cockroaches make it a treacherous area.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Ellen and I found a $2 net at a toy store the other day and thought it would be useful on our semi-frequent turtle hunts. Before we used sticks and gently batted them towards the shore like hockey pucks. A runner had found a box turtle on a hill and dropped off at the lake shore, Ellen jumped in the water and snagged a baby musk turtle, and I spotted a baby alligator snapping turtle in a swampy mess a few feet behind us. We thought the snapper was the best find, and couldn't help but bring it home for the night. Also, it was getting dark and I wanted to photograph it. I dropped him back off at the same spot earlier today. It would have been cool to keep, but they get big. The last thing I need is a Rahzar on my hands.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Weekend on the Coast

This weekend Ellen and I took a much anticipated trip to Savannah. We mainly went to tour the SCAD campus, since it is high on my list of possible graduate schools. As a bonus we were able to spend the rest of the weekend at the beach on nearby Tybee Island. We played in the water, found lots of animals (both dead and alive), ate some bomb seafood, camped (and sweated all night), shot some photographs, and got a little tan. All and all a good weekend.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Chattahoochee River National Rec Area

Yesterday we went up to Roswell to this little river that dumps into the Chattahoochee. There is this manmade waterfall where I wanted to make some approaching dusk/long exposures. I was able to make a couple that I liked, but was more intrigued by the artificial lighting of some trees after the sun went down. Here are a few of my favorites. It was tough to make some of the latter. We had been out for almost two hours, the humidity was making me all sweaty and sticky, and the mosquitos were mobilizing. They turned out okay despite all this. Much appreciation to Ellen and Brian for not leaving me behind and going home, even though I drove and had the keys.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Production Stills

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be on set with my internship provider/boss, Jason Fobart. He was shooting models for some sort of hair ad. I was able to help out a little by photographing a bit of the production. You can see a few of the photos I shot at this site: http://jasonfobart.com/080602_stills/. It is fun work because I can work with fun people. We ate sushi for dinner and it was off the hook!!!