There is something strange about geckos. This is my oldest son’s new pet. We’ve gone without pets for some time. Harder to see in this smaller size but I liked the shadows here. Hopefully I say this in a way that is different from the way people convince themselves they taste nuances in wine. I simply like the shadows. I would not pay extra money for them and would be happy if they came from light I bought at a gas station. There were a long series of these ads in large and small sizes. They felt a bit like folk art. It was pretty much the middle of nowhere yet the need for wigs must have been great. It is hard to take pictures of dunes that don’t feel boringly repetitive. I’m not sure I succeeded here but I though the way the light hit the single dune like a spot light was worth capturing. I try to take pictures of this building often- usually from the highway. It’s a pretty cool building and this was taken at the end of a 12 hour car ride. The light at that time of night mixed with the street light and rain created an interesting effect. It was freezing cold when I took this shot. It was on the south end […]
At the NMC summer conference I participated in the photo safari. On the second day, a chance statement by Nil Santana changed how I took pictures for the rest of the week. He mentioned that he set his LCD preview to black and white (or something like that). It wasn’t a request that we do it. It didn’t even feel overt. He was just reflecting aloud on his practice. So I fumbled around and figured out how to set my preview style to monochrome (not realizing that this actually changes your pictures as well unless you shoot in RAW). I shot the rest of the week this way and switched back to RAW as well. I think it made a fairly significant difference. It was interesting to see how the restriction on (instant) feedback/reflection changed my pictures. I tended to focus a lot more on the overall composition of the image and I think ended up with stronger pictures even when I opted to leave the pictures in color. That seems to be echoed by the fact that I had my first image in Flickr explore in quite some time.