May 27, 2007

In the Mirror

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens at 75mm, f/2.8. My friend, Susan, getting hair and makeup done before her wedding. Congrats, Susan and Tom!

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July 7, 2006

Red Bouquet

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 at 75mm, f/2.8 This is Tamara and her wedding bouquet made of red anemones.

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June 1, 2006

Wedding

Congratulations to Tamara and Jared! They had a beautiful wedding last weekend at a site overlooking the hudson river in upstate NY.


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Candlelight. Canon 50mm f/1.4 at f/1.4, 1/100 sec.


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Wedding Reception. Canon 17-40mm f/4 at 17mm, f/6.3, 2 sec.


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Hudson River. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 at 75mm, f/9, 1/250 sec.

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August 19, 2005

Fair Ride

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Canon 70-200 f/4. This is a photo from my University's Spring Fair back in April. I guess it's a rather unusual photo for this blog because there's actually a human being in the frame! I'm posting it now mainly because it brings back fond memories of spring weather. :)

Are any Baltimore Photobloggers going to the State Fair?


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June 2, 2005

With Child

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From a photo shoot in April. A friend gave us the privilege of photographing her before she had her baby. (See VisuallyMinded and LuminousLens for similar images.)

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December 22, 2004

Remembering Lazy Summer Evenings

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Though the work never seems to end, I'm past the latest hump. And the best part about that is it means I can get back to photography. Yay!

I don't have any new images to post today, though. Browsing through some of the more skilled indoor images at Usefilm has made me realize how little I know about light. This is rather embarassing, considering I had the nerve to name this blog "chiaroscuro." So, today I started reading a book about lighting in the hopes of making my still lifes not suck.

In the meantime, I've dipped into the archives to find this scene of a stranger enjoying a summer evening in Fells Point. I cropped this picture considerably. My original composition included more of the scene, but I think it left the subject too small. If you have an opinion, please let me know what you think.

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December 8, 2004

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

This guy's bright green umbrella caught my eye on a rainy day. No PS work on the umbrella, but I did desaturate the pavement to create more contrast and emphasize its color. I also have a slightly different version here, and would appreciate hearing which composition you think works better.

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November 8, 2004

Morning Coffee

Playing with silhouettes, and exploiting the fact that I look better under dark and blurry circumstances.


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November 3, 2004

Old Town, San Diego

I'd really like to take more pictures of people on the street, but as a shy person, I'm usually pretty hesitant about approaching them. However, the few times I've worked up the nerve to ask someone if I can take their picture, they've been happy to let me do it. Of course, I've mostly approached street performers, who are probably natural exhibitionists. But hey, it's a start...

A musician in Old Town Historical Park.

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