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Summer sunset in February?

So the weather was awful the past two days and I don’t mean the temperature but it was overcast and just really hard to find a nice picture. However, I was coming back from practice and I saw that the sun was hitting the buildings down by campus and although I live about a mile and half away I still can see the buildings so I said maybe there will be a sick sunset tonight. Sure enough I got an amazing picture of this sunset overlooking some houses in the Central West End. It reminded me of a night in July because it just seemed so “summer” like although its the middle of February.

I think the cool part of this photo is not only the colors in the sky but the leaf-less trees in the background, it’s almost as if they are touching the sky.

I think if I could change anything about this picture it would be the darkness of the garage and the lights on the street but I really want the focus to be on the sunset so other than that I think this is a hell of a picture (not to toot my own horn) but I love it.

During this picture I was messing around with the ISO and at first it came out to0 light so I wanted to go a little higher and I went with 800 and it turned out awesome!


Life is full of jagged edges

This assignment was very difficult to me because you had to be creative and think outside the box. Now I am not saying that I am not creative but the last assignment you had one thing to focus on and this one you had 4. I chose this picture because I loved how the rocks jag out instead of being smooth. It shows over a period of time the hard work will break down due to weather or time. Life in a sense is similar to this.

The camera didn’t give me all that much difficulty which I was pleased about except the fact that they didn’t include a USB cable but hey, one must overcome obstacles to be successful in life right? I lined the photo up so it really focused on the detail of the rocks instead of the other things around it. I also got really low to the ground so it gave me a perfect shot. The weather was god awful, I think it was like 35 degrees with rain so as much as my body wanted to rush me I had to focus at the task on hand. Now Erik I am sure you’re wondering why the top of the picture is sort of cut off, well the fence line in the back would have been distracting and taken away the detail of the rocks (or bricks?) I think this picture came out well regardless of what others think.

I look forward to the next assignment and cannot wait to see my improvement over time.


Jagged Rocks outside of Fuez Hall

Get it while it’s hot

I think almost everyone has messed around with a camera before but usually we are out at a bar or family function. This was the first time I have truly used any sort of camera to capture a specific thing. I love taking photos, I am the guy at the party who takes my friends camera and they will wake up the next day to see over 200 shots taken.

With this assignment I really wanted to capture some action, not just my roommate watching TV or doing homework, I am the type of person who wants to go out and capture something awesome. I decided to go to the local bar we all love “Pierre Lacledes” and capture some of the cooks making the food for the customers. I actually ended up going back today to get some pictures because I wasn’t crazy about the ones yesterday. This photo I find very interesting and just flat out awesome. The flames bursting over the burger is something that was hard to capture and I think it took a bit of luck but I made it happen and I was truly pleased with that. Although it has a bit of blur to it, I think it gives it flavor (no pun intended) and what I also like is the flames near the floor. The lighting in the kitchen wasn’t the most ideal but as a photographer you have to adjust. Now I know Erik will have something to say about the picture but hey, you live and you learn right?

What also helped me was the fact that the cooks honestly would push me out of the way if I was in the way, so it gave me a natural setting and that was also important for me. I look forward to learning more and trying out different things!



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