Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hold It


Hope your day is going well. Somehow today feels like Wednesday. The Memorial Day Weekend messed up my circadian rhythm - not necessarily in a bad way. There's merit to losing track of time. For instance, when Thursday comes, I'll think it's already Friday. Since Thursday is my fave day of the work week and thinking it is Friday, it would provide a healthy illusion of looking forward to the weekend. Does that make sense?


I was originally taking pictures from the back of the car.  When the bridegroom saw me, he was gracious enough to give me full access.
Here's one I took last Saturday. It's at old town Fullerton. Rose and I were looking for Old Town Orange but MapQuest gave us bad direction so we ended up circling Anaheim, Placentia and Fullerton. But no Orange. After driving back and forth, I began to feel like I've lived in those cities for ages. The street signs are permanently tattooed in the closet of my mind. We settled at Fullerton because we know the place better. It turned out to be a pleasant place for photo op.

1 comment:

Juznobsrvr said...

I was originally taking pictures from the back of the car. When the bridegroom saw me, he was gracious enough to give me full access.

Lately I've been enjoying these two books by John Szarkowski:

1. The Photographer's Eye -- http://www.amazon.com/The-Photographers-Eye-John-Szarkowski/dp/087070527X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338328661&sr=1-1

2. Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art -- http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Photographs-Pictures-Collection-Museum/dp/0870705156/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

Both highly recommended especially if you like people shots in B & W. Szarkowski was the curator of MOMA -- so his selections are top notch. The images brought back my original desire on what I wanted to photograph: that is people in candid moments. So I decided to go back to what I used to enjoy the most, mainly street photography. This time, I'm exploring a different style so you'll probably see more of the muted colors and B & W next time around :-)))

On this one, I've worked on a method of getting the structures and the details to pop out without shooting in HDR. Basically, in PS I create layers of the same image and process each layer separately to create a faux HDR look. I do the same method regardless for color or B & W. I also like the muted color and the B & W as they tend to render a more nostalgic feel to images.

I think I call my style Old School :-D