|"Yellowstone NP 5" Wyoming|
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Millions of people flock to Yellowstone every year, and one of the many main attractions of the park is the 90 minute wait for Old Faithful's regular eruptions. In the past three summers, I have been stationed literally right where the picture above was taken, teaching photo workshops throughout the day.
Here you can see the National Park Service webcam of Old Faithful.
This idea was sparked by images I have seen (in person at the Michener Museum in Pennsylvania) of Ansel Adams views of Old Faithful. I hope the inspiration shows through, and that I was able to create a more modern approach to the subject.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Decided I wanted to think about these in color more than I wanted to see them in black and white. Lisa saw them before the conversion to black and white, and wanted to see the skin tones of the pigs to show through. Might be realizing I'm not much of a black and white photographer.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The first couple weeks of being back have been a transition, as I said. Step out the door, and I am hit with the familiar, but powerful smells of the neighborhood. It was almost choking down under the Manhattan Bridge. During the winter, the transition of living here into the spring and then beginning of summer, I had time to acclimate to the sounds and smells on the streets. Thrown back into it, I am struggling to keep my balance.
I may move in the coming months, but what will I do when my favorite subject is no longer also the place that I live? Living the transition, I will lightly weather back to the usual smells of the New York City streets. I miss walking out the door to a "normal" set of smells and sights, less garbage maybe. What is the overall price we pay to live here, clustered, stacked on one another? I love New York.
Friday, September 10, 2010
If you look back to posts prior to leaving for the west, I have a post called Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, in which you see the "whole pig delivery service" who park over on Catherine Street near where I live in Chinatown. They are back, and I have seen them twice now in the two weeks I have been home. 9:30 AM seems to be a good time to be waiting with camera in hand. This morning I saw them again, and it was the first morning that I did not take my magic picture box with me to work. I cannot stress the importance of always being ready for the shot, since today could have been my day. Some time soon, if I have not already captured it, I will get an exceptional photograph out of these guys, who are an exceptional subject.
Thus I leave the next step to chance and to repetition. I can be out in the field as often as possible, knowing my environments as best I can, and hopefully the pigmen will be back soon...