The transitional difference of September. The beginning signifies the end of summer and the end signifies beginning of fall. A subtle & beautfiul transition. You see more fog as result of heat cooling and clashing with the warmth of the earth. Warms nicely in the day, cool-sometimes cold by morning! Even though fall is a beautifiul season, I can't help but think of after all the vibrant color, winter comes way too soon! Hope you enjoy the beginning & end of September.
Well, I sat down yesterday for 1-1 1/2 hrs writing, checking, editing, a new blog about the day of using this fun lens. I attempted to do a poll and before I knew it, I mistakenly deleted it - recapturing those words, the mood~gone! Felt it was one the best done so far, :(. Now that I got that off my chest, It's okay- C/P into an editor! Lesson learned! Here's my smiley face- :) .
Now onto the sharing! I took a day of shooting the Holga 60mm with the wide angle. My goal was to practice & learn-I did! After lugging tripod and thinking 'wish I didn't have to carry this everywhere', words I read from this blog were going around in my mind "I set iso 1600-3200 to help with camera shake" Ohhhhh-I'm trying it! Yes! it works, woohoo! So spent first half of time shooting with tripod & the 2nd half hand held, experimented with different iso settings according to the available light and in camera sharpness(adjustable within camera). I'm sooooo enjoying this! Shot colored & in-camera monochrome (b&w's). I put BW's here & will get back to colors in a bit. Everyone, have a great & blessed day!
I just happened to win an Ultimate Holga Kit by making a comment on 'When is a Holga not a Holga?' on DPS-thats short for Digital Photography School, a review made by Sime who seems to be a pretty cool guy with a pretty good article reviewing the Holga lens made for digital. YaY~now I can do it direct on camera without the film & processing...Nothing wrong with film, I think film is pretty awesome but digital is a personal preference. I've enjoyed the film type photography of lomo & holga since I took interest in (digital) photography~from casual experience of using film I was sometimes quite disappointed.
Anyways~the day arrives, I somehow missed the mailman and had 10 minutes to run to the PO to get my package I'm not waiting til morning, :). I sat there in the lot using keys to make a line down the center and edges of box, felt like a photography fiend, waiting to get a fix, I just HAD to get that on the camera, ahhhh, now to try it! Uh OH, I remember the winning comment, I said the 1st thing I would photograph with that lens is an old/historic blg. Now Im feeling guilty....Okay may not be impressive photography, nor did I get it right off, The first shot was the Masonic Temple next to the PO. It use to be a church. Old? not sure how old. Then theres a building opposite side that was born late 1800's which is now an Antique Store, All I got was a portion of the stuff outside. Heck, none of them turned out well.
So...okay I'll post in this blog best ones as I'm learning how to make a satisfactory holga pic and post the really not so good 1st shots in an update. I will be having a Holga page soon. Thank you kindly for staying long enough to see....:)
I was mesmerized by this tent of caterpillars. Have never really bothered checking to see what the tent was about-but seeing them around. The tree is maybe 3-4 years old and low to the ground. In my search for something to photograph, I stepped up to investigate. It seemed that the tent had grown quickly from the first time I noticed a day or two before. The morning light was shining on the strands, highlighting them and as I noticed the caterpillars moving around in a different area it looked like they were going through 'outer space' but only on the beautiful strands of sunlit glowy silk. Some appear 'spacey' while others like 'ewwwww', It was super!!! A time lapse video included below. More photos here!
I'm pleased to say I have been invited to photograph the insides of the old historical buildings of East Liverpool, OH. It was once known as the 'Pottery Capitol of the World' .
Jimmy Alison who works with East Liverpool Historical Society has taken on the fun task of entering the old buildings to record & document info for the society. Many of them are left empty, some only are partially used for business, while others are on the block for razing and sadly some are just sitting there degrading away. It was a booming town that the 'boom' has basically moved on up to higher ground for newer developements. On the ELHS Jimmy has linked my photos to the razing of PNB/Smith Auto Bank and has used a few of my photos on the site, I am just tickled. I'd like to thank Jimmy much for including me on these adventures...Thank you Jimmy!
Heres a few inside photos of the YMCA building...
I came up with a few different shots this month-being it transitional between seasons. It presents a little different perspective out of what I normally shoot-broad & intimate landscape shooter. So my eyes turned to more architecture, shapes, textures & water. Click on pics to see a larger version with caption. To see more for March-click here-UPDATES
Or at least by the calendar. Outside the weather is like a mad man, calm, then unpredictable. It nearly fits the description of cabin fever. Wikipedia describes the symptoms as to /includes:restlessness, irritability, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow or dark. Haaaa! Wait-that's me! & probably describes every other sane person who lives in a winter season. Well at least the madness will end soon, at least for a season, lol. In the meantime-think I'll put more wood in the stove and enjoy the warmth and the wild weather 'tween winter & spring....
Its about time I did a little updating. Time is so elusive. I've added a new page-Winter Landscapes updated a few links, changed some page order, refined and corrected my English. Also in process of setting up a store front with my photography. Research, learn, research, learn, not simple as I thought, but will get there! I'm thinking of Zazzle and Redbubble (clicking on the links open in another tab). I could use some personal knowledge and wisdom. Anybody??? :0 :)
Aside that-what am I doing these days? With being in the midst of winter, hibernating, keeping warm and venturing out only when the roads are safe! I should be doing winter cleaning with all the time spent inside, have to have a laugh on that one, ha ha, :). For which I have to wonder what's everyone else is doing? Would be glad to hear about your winter ventures!
As always, I'd love hear your feedback, comments, suggestions--anything really!!!
I'd like to apologize to those who have been here and wasn't able to leave a message and for the total absence of my presence. I wanted to make a site & a few blogs to share my photography and to make friendships through it. I will be making some changes & updates over the next few weeks. I hope that I can keep up with your expectations. Thank you all for visiting....
A local newspaper has made a couple videos and are up on You Tube...These are photos from 'users' who have submitted photos to the site and these were chosen in mind with the snow storm we had here a few weeks ago...There's a few of mine there. I am pleased they have used a few of mine...
Check the Updates tab under Feb 25 to see what they were...
Sharing thoughts and stuff through any moment of time.