Thursday, January 31, 2013
Each, from his peculiar angle of observation, takes in a certain sphere of fact and trouble, which each must deal with in a unique manner
The other night after class, I walked down to the intersection of Interstate 10 and Sam Houston Toll Way(Beltway 8) and took some long exposures.
There's just something about the freeway system in Houston that is awe inspiring.
This is the only one without light trails (which was my objective for the whole endeavor) but I love the angle.
This is a 30sec exposure tweaked in Lightroom.
The title is an excerpt from the quote:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Here we have another from Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston, Texas. Took this a couple months ago with the old Sony Cyber-Shot. This is another stitched panoramic made up of about 7 or so portrait HDRed shots. I love this shot but I don't think the Cyber-Shot was up to the dynamic range of this scene, there was a lot of noise in the dark areas of the statue. I'll have to take another walk through the park and see what the 5D can make of this scene.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The evening darkens over, After a day so bright, The windcapt waves discover, That wild will be the night
My third favorite from the other night at White Lake in Cullinan Park.
Title from "The Evening Darkens Over" by Robert Bridges. Click on the poem title to see the poem in it's entirety. A great poem, it's worth a read.
The other two from that night:
Only a mighty sadness fills, The silence of the dark
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Interstate 59 making it's way through Sugar Land, Texas from downtown Houston.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
And facing away from Williams tower you get to see this beauty the Water Wall. Also located in the Galleria mall area of Uptown Houston, Texas. This too is a 30sec exposure (my first ever in fact), tweaked in Lightroom to bring out the textures and colors, tone down the brights and bring out the darks. Gotta love editing RAWs in Lightroom.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Williams Tower in Uptown near the Houston Galleria shopping mall in Houston, Texas. This is a 30sec long exposure with some lightroom tweaking.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The weather was amazing and the clouds look great yesterday for the first time in a month here in the Houston area. So the wife an I went down to Cullinan Park just north of Sugar Land, TX to check out the sunset. This one is actually facing away from the sunset but the pinks in the clouds just looked amazing.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Not a lot going on here, but I love this one. In Searcy, Arkansas.
Title quote from Paul Hegarty on the paradox of nihilism.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Another of my bro-in-law's boat, great subject matter in my opinion. Also, if anyone's curious, the vignetting is a natural result of the 5D's full frame sensor and is magnified by the HDR process. One of these days I'm going to learn how to layer in PS and I might start lessening or removing them. For now they don't bother me all that much.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Out on the hunt for interesting subject matter in rural White County Arkansas and came across these two babies.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Just a random road side barn and field with a foot of snow cover in Searcy, Arkansas.
The title is an excerpt from "Snow-flakes" By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Took a trip back to Austin to check out some places and see about locating property owners and I revisited this old truck to get some new shots with the 5D.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
My bro-in-law's boat at sunset in Searcy, Ar.
This is an HDR composite of 7 long exposures ranging from 2 to 30 seconds.