Thursday, February 26, 2015

Abstract Photography

So I have recently been really into abstract art both painting and drawing and so I thought I'd take a look at abstract photography. I find it really interesting because with photography you can only photograph what's actually there so unlike painting or drawing where you can easily skew and distort your image with photography its more of a focus on the weird small details of something like chipping paint. I found some pretty cool pictures taken by Mark Raymond Mason. Here's his website if you want to check out more of his work. http://www.markraymondmason.com/galleries.php

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Show Weekend

So we had the IHSA show this last weekend, which means waking up at 3am and being a slave until 4pm. But aside from the bitterness, here are some pictures from the weekend.






Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cocks

So working at Barnes and Noble has its perks, one of which being able to look at books before they are on the shelf. Photographer Ernst Goh has made an entire book on photographing chickens and by some miracle these birds actually look quite beautiful. Just goes to show you that anything can be beautiful even a stupid chicken. Anyway check out his other photography which is also pretty interesting. http://www.ernestgoh.com/  And here are some pictures of cock.




Summer at the Nine Quarter

Yellowstone
5/17/14
Nikon 5200
f/5.6
1/160 sec
18mm
ISO 100


9 Quarter Circle
9/5/14
Nikon 5200
f/4.0
20mm
1/1250 sec
ISO 100
Taylor Mts
9/11/14
Nikon 5200
f/4.5
28 mm
30 sec
ISO 1250

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yellowstone

I went to Yellowstone on Sunday for the day. I didn't take that many pictures but here are a few of the ones I did take. We saw some coyotes, buffalo (obviously), elk, and I think its a goat but I could be wrong. On the way out we chilled in the boiling rover for a bit but I didn't take my camera there. I sadly lost a flip flop to the river.
 I rounded one of the first turn in the park and had this herd charging at me. It was pretty cool to have them surround my car, though it made me nervous they would hit it.
 A pretty landscape.
 This snow was untouched and just looked super soft, I wanted to touch it but unfortunately I know snow is not as soft as it looks.
 This little coyote we almost drove by. He kept leaping in the air like a fox and it was super cute. He was really far away though.
 And then we found two other coyotes that were much closer and created quite the gathering of people on the streets.
 Also almost drove by this fellow. I'm pretty sure its a goat. I almost crashed trying to back up to him.
 I made some weird noises at this guy so he would unbury his head from the snow. He was not amused with me.
And finally some elk with they're faces buried in the snow.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Billings Livestock Sale

So on Saturday I went to the BLS for my equine marketing class. While I was there I took some pictures of the horses and people around me. It's really an interesting place to go to if you've never been before or if you want to buy some horses or tack. Anyway here are the pictures I took. Now keep in mind that this is all done indoors with crappy lighting so my ISO had to be much higher than I would've liked. Also there are many obstacles in there so my shots focus more on the details rather than the whole picture because it was impossible to get a good looking picture with all the wires and rails and people in the way.
 This sleeping pup was right beside where I was sitting, she was able to sleep even with all the noise going on around her.
 I thought it was interesting to focus on the riders hands and whether they were tight or loose depending on whether their horse was soft or hard in the mouth.
 Back shot of saddle and rider as they leave the sale pen.
 One of the horses outside, he was just eating hay waiting for his turn to go into the sale pen, I likes the painted number on him and the detail of it.
 Another hand shot with a partial of the horses head. I liked this mare a lot though she didn't sell well unfortunately.
Hip 64 leaving the sale pen all too happy to be rid of the scariness. This is my favorite picture from BLS, I'm not really sure why.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Humans of New York

So I recently got this book as a present and it's actually quite interesting. Brandon Stanton travels around New York and takes pictures of strangers, and those pictures turn out to be quite beautiful. He talks to the people he takes pictures of and almost all of them have an interesting story to go with their picture. Here's a link to his archive to check out some of his pictures http://www.humansofnewyork.com/archive. He also has recently traveled to Iran and has a bunch of picture taken from there of strangers. If you can appreciate nothing else about these pictures they are quite funny.
Here is one of the more amusing pictures he has taken captioned the Endangered Homocornia Glamorali