It’s been a great start to a new year. I’ve had plenty going on the last couple of months with creating new work, being grateful for what I have, enjoying every moment shared with Kevin, and welcoming the everyday challenges I may face.
With all the favorable distractions going on in my life, I managed to have a moment to grab my camera and be experimental. Being inspired by Adorama’s video on shooting water droplets, I was encouraged enough to drag out my camera equipment and find the necessary items to try something new at home.
What I used to capture the photos below:
1. I used a birthday card I received from Kevin as my subject.
2. Two boxes to hold a sheet of glass
3. One clean sheet of glass
4. Macro lens
5. Off camera flash
6. Spray bottle with an oil/water mixture
Below are a couple end results from my experimentation.
Ahhh. The last couple of days we have had above normal temperatures with no snow on the ground. Nice New England weather, minimal color to capture on camera, but a great day for a walk.
I was asked and encouraged by my friend Kevin to go for an afternoon walk with him and my camera. We took a stroll along the railroad tracks, over and under bridges, and rock hopped along the river’s path to capture some early winter scenes. It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to take the time to walk with a friend and be encouraged to press the shutter button. Thanks Kevin for putting extra smiles on my face and looking after me so I don’t fall into the river as I continued to take the “one more shot” before we head back home.
For the next week, I will be concentrating on my personal project, Road to Recession. If you want to follow along with my discoveries and personal experiences from the “road trip”, you will need to either bookmark or subscribe to this page or follow me on Twitter.
Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
Well, it will be about two weeks when I’ll be taking on a challenge…
With the frigid temperatures in New Hampshire, one of my dogs and I will be traveling to several areas in NH living out of a truck while we search for healthy food and charitable resources. I will be taking on some of the daily struggles the homeless do in order to survive. Follow me during Dec. 26, 2011 through January 2nd, 2012 as I visit NH homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens throughout the week.
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