Archive for May, 2010

May Notes

Posted in Notes with tags , on May 31, 2010 by AZSalsman

As far was what I have learned this month, I seems back to the basics.  I did really enjoy experimenting with “Toy Photography”.  It really highlights a pure definition of “juxtaposition” for I cannot control the expression on the subjects’ faces but I can control where there are in relation and their surroundings.  But because of that position, the photographer can still capture them with real human  (or animalistic) interaction.

The days here are getting longer and, certainly hotter.  With that, the sun gets stronger and more intense making daytime photography more challenging.  The bright midday sun washes out the colors, blows our highlights and creates impossibly contrasting shadows.

Maintaining a freshness as I go through a day’s activities is hard.  I am sure I have overlooked opportunities that I had when this project was young and fresh.  After 151 entries, I am happy though I have stuck with this.  30 more days and I will have reached the 1/2-way mark.  Think of it.  for now, I must remember to keep the freshness alive and not merely look tot he final badge.

May 31, 2010 – In Honor of…

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May 31, 2010In honor of Memorial Day here in the United States for all the men and women that have offered their lives for their country and all that it stands for.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

May 30, 2010 – Yum, Yuck and Yum again!

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May 30, 2010

This is today’s meal prepared on the BBQ today.  Click on the image to see the result of this BBQ
after I came back to find these Baby Back Ribs all aflame!

<p style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”color: #666666;”>Sony DSLR-A100 | f6.3 | 1/125 | ISO100</span></p>

Sony DSLR-A100 | f11 | 1/50 | ISO100

May 29, 2010 – Bad Landscaping

Posted in Snapshot365 with tags , , , , on May 29, 2010 by AZSalsman

May 29, 2010I took this photograph not for photographic reasons or that I thought it was a great picture to take but just because it records bad exterior design design choices.  IKEA has a great line of products for INSIDE the home.  They even have an impressive building that reflects its Swedish roots.  But here is a design that could have capitalized on – but, instead ran the other way.

you have a beautiful promenade of well manicured palm trees.  The lines guide you straight to a focal point.  That is a normal thing to do. But here, what is at the focal point? Half of an ordinary entryway? A blank yellow wall.  Even the patriotic assembly of American and Arizona flags are present but hidden.  There is nothing there.  They could have even put a walkway up the center so you feel you are entering a grand resort somewhere. But NO!

Come on, IKEA at least put your name up there when I drive in. Give me SOME use for the palm trees that are blocking my view.

May 28, 2010 – The Petersen

Posted in Snapshot365 with tags , , , , on May 28, 2010 by AZSalsman

May 30, 2010The Petersen House is only a couple miles from home.  It was the home of a Danish immigrant who was prominent in the development of Tempe, Arizona – home of Arizona State University.  I always like the “uniqueness” of the building for the style of the construction is atypical for this part of the country and the color is so refreshing! I should actually go in on of these days.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f11 | 1/50 | ISO100

Sony DSLR-A100 | f10 | 1/60 | ISO100

May 27, 2010 – A Dusty Relic

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May 27, 2010

On my walk this morning, I came across these two cars sitting in a garage. Obviously they have been there for a while. They just made me think of a monument to the past – a piece of history standing proud lest we forget. That’s all.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f10 | 1/250 | ISO100

May 26, 2010 – Red Thing

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May 26, 2010I read today that experimentation is a great way to learn photography.  I feel that every time I snap the shutter release, I am experimenting never knowing how it is going to turn out.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/13 | ISO100