So obviously I have missed a few pictures for my 2017 project 365….life really got hectic and I just didn’t have the time to devote to the project like I wanted to. So I am abandoning the official 365 project. Its just doesn’t fit into my life comfortably, and thats OK. What I am going to do is to continue posting images to this blog, some will be just a single, like today, and others will be a bunch in one day. It won’t be a proper 365, but I will still be trying to take a picture everyday and post it here and to Flickr, explaining what I was going for. My hope is this will still continue to help develop and advance my photography skills, but not lock me down to taking an image every single day and worrying about writing it up and editing it. Another reason I haven’t been posting images is I have been shooting film, which has to be sent off to be developed so I wait until I have 5 or 6 rolls ready to go, meaning there are images I took 4 months ago that I have not developed. Anyway enough of that, on with blog things.
Here is the image for today, this is the motorcycle parking on the campus I work at. They are about to demolish this entire area (you guessed it, in the fence) and I will have to park somewhere else while they build a new building in this area. I have been parking my bikes here for years, and I know in the mornings before the coffee kicks in I’ll forget, and ride up to this fence and have to turn around.
Had a friend come by the office this afternoon in uniform. He decided to see if he could conduct through some screws and I knew I had to try and get a photo.
My first self portrait of the 2017 project.
I wanted to work on lighting and lines today. Wound up shooting a fogged window and played with skewing from one side to the other to move the “eye” with the photograph.
I didn’t have alot of inspiriation today so I ended up with a B&W portrait of my coffee mug. I know it sounds like a waste of a shot but I’m actually pretty happy with the way it came out, the contrast of black and white is what I am working on and this seemed to hit that spot for me.
The Nikon FG was the first camera I used. It is a 35mm film camera my dad had sitting in his closet. I asked him to let me use it and after a while he finally relented. I remember the first rolls of film I took with it. Anyway I still have it, and I am still running film through it.
The rose from yesterday on the kitchen window ledge in the morning sun. I really liked the colors on this.
So I fell a little behind on my plan to write a little blurb about each photo. I’m not sure if I will go back and back post the one pictures I missed, I did take them just didn’t post about it here. Anyway gonna try and keep up with it from this point forward.
Took this picture out of my office window this morning as a cold front blew across campus. Tried to get the menacing colors of the clouds, not sure its exactly what I wanted but its pretty close.
Playing with the 50 1.4G today at work, wide open this lens looks great. I did pick up another toy…..found a really great deal on a D500 that I could not turn down. So this shot was me playing with both my new photography toys. The D500 is incredible and I am really liking it. I will write up another post specifically talking about the D500 after I have it for a while.
Today I got a new toy. I picked up a nikkor 50 1.4G used. Was running around with it on my camera and the sunset turned into a beautiful show of oranges and purples.I kept looking around for something cool to bounce this light off of and i looked up to see a plane and some clouds. This is what I came up with.