Friday, July 31, 2009


Rocks on sand on beach on Cape Cod.
(Details: 55mm lens, 1/60s, f/14, 100 ISO)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

How weird is this?!?

As seen in a storefront in Milan. The truth is, of course, that I'm totally jealous that I didn't come up with this.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Skyline AND reflections

This was taken the same day as the earlier Philly cloudscape picture. The reflection is off the new Comcast Center, which has a plain flat surface. The building is pretty boring architecturally, but makes for a good mirror. It reminds me of the opening shot in the movie North By Northwest.
Details: 22mm lens, 1/20s, f/6.3, 100 ISO.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Venice II

This picture is best seen at a larger size, so be sure to click on it to see a more detailed image. This shot is a good example of a time when I didn't think much of a picture when I took it, but after I got home, saw how much was going on. Normally, I can feel a bit uncomfortable taking candid shots of people I don't know, but in Venice, you stand out if you're not a gawking tourist photographer.
Details: 49mm lens, 1/125s, f/8, 100 ISO.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Venice I

I found Venice to be a very difficult place to photograph, the reason being that it's just too easy. It would be beautiful enough with just the buildings, and interesting enough with just the canals. So, I got off the train knowing that I wouldn't be the first ever person to photograph the city. I've had some experience photographing the over-photographed, such as my shots of the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia, possibly the most photographed site in Canada. For me, I put my own spin on it by capturing a reflection in a tidal pool. Reflections are a good way to put your creative mark on a picture, which is what I tried to do in with this picture. The colors and the lights look better on camera than they did in real life. The silky-smooth water effect is achieved by a long exposure, which is necessary at night. I was with my family, walking home from dinner. The main challenge I faced in taking this was dealing with them complaining every time I'd stop to set up my tripod for another 30-second exposure.
Details: 28mm lens, 30s, f/8.0, 100 ISO.