Week 32: Colin Rockin’ at Martyrs.
Taken Saturday, January 17th, 2015. My buddy, Colin, was performing one of his last shows with Blindspt before he breaks off to do his own solo material. Snapped this shot of him rockin’ out (on the far right), but really it looks like he just stepped out of an Herbal Essences commercial. Anyway, they put on a pretty hair-raising show… nudge nudge 🙂
You can find his solo material here: colinmorris.net.
A nice weekend snowboarding in Winter Park.
Taken on Saturday, March 15, 2014. We took a little side route into the trees so I could take this picture. Set my camera on a mini table tripod on my backpack in the snow, and hung my flash upside down from a tree branch.
The Chicago Theater
Decided to try a little bit of free-lensing for this week right around the corner from work. Taken Monday, March 3rd, 2014.
What is free-lensing, you ask? (No, you didn’t. But I’ll tell you anyway.) Free-lensing is when you take your lens off of the body and hand hold it, so you can tilt and shift the lens to create a different plane of focus (basically a poor man’s tilt-shift lens).
I used a 50mm lens from my medium format Bronica ETRSi setup, which allows me a little more room to tilt and shift the lens without drastic vignetting, but you do end up with a softer image and some light leaks. Not sure I really dig it the final image, but you know, it’s all about trying something new!
In an effort to go out and take (better) photos, I’ve decided to engage in a 52 week project. Each week, I will put some effort toward taking a quality photo, and will attempt to post one photo every week. It might seem like I started a month late, but really, I procrastinated until the Vietnamese New Year to get started.
No set subjects or themes, just whatever I happen to put some thought towards each week. So, if you have suggestions/topics/locations/ideas, I’d love to hear them.
Madison/Wabash station in downtown Chicago on the way home from work, Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014.
Photo actually turned out better than expected, so, I may have set the bar a little high the first week.
Jade Cove, Dec 28th, 2013.