Posted on December 31, 2013
This was one of the most enjoyable photos I’ve ever taken. This was in the early evening when the sun was already starting to set, so the light was minimal. I opened up the aperture all the way to f/2 and allowed the ISO to climb to 12,800, and with that combination I never expected to get such a nice photo. It’s not a great technical image, but it has a wonderful nostalgic quality to it. I almost cropped out the blurry window pane on the right side that got accidentally included in the shot because I was rushing to get the camera into position, but I decided to leave it since it translates perfectly from how I was actually seeing this fun little scene out of my own window.
Posted on December 30, 2013
This is one of my favorite photos taken over the holidays. It translates incredibly well with the ultra crisp focus, the sparkling edges of the ornaments and lights, and the glowing background reflections on the picture frames. Overall, the image is a little dark, but it makes me remember those times when I got up in the middle of the night to peak at the Christmas tree as a little kid. This would look fantastic in a medium size print with a very simple white mat, black gallery frame.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar EF-mount lens at f/5.6.
Posted on December 30, 2013
This photo was taken from a high vantage point looking out over downtown Asheville, NC in the early evening with the sun on it’s way to setting.
I love the dark shadows cast by the setting sun onto the roof of the church, and three beautiful trees standing next to it. The backdrop of the Smoky Mountains makes this one of my favorite photos of all time, and gives it a very spiritual quality that is hard to find nowadays. This would be fantastic with a simple black gallery frame in a medium size like 16×20 or 20×30.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar ZE mount lens.
Posted on December 14, 2013
There is something so gentle about falling snow, It makes things quiet. It makes things softer. I feel that in this photo. Quiet, soft, gentle.
Posted on December 12, 2013
In a way, this is a sister image to ‘burning‘. It was taken with the same lens, the Zeiss 28mm f2, and the same camera, the Canon 1DX. However, what I love about this image is the opposite of what I love about burning… with burning I love the intense red orange in the low horizon, but with ‘winter sky’ I love the incredible shades of blue, purple, and grey in the sky that only exist for a few seconds while the sun is setting, and only in the late fall / early winter. It’s a one-of-a-kind photo in my collection that would take an incredible stroke of luck to duplicate since nature is the one who really owns this, not me.