Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grounds for Sculpture Field Trip

Today I went on a field trip with CPFA to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Personally, I was more fascinated by the landscaping of the gardens, and the architecture of the buildings than the actual sculptures (sorry, but I just don't get modern art, or abstract sculptures), however, there were some cool things in there. For the assignment, I had to take two pictures of sculptures; nothing fancy, just two, full view pictures of two different sculptures. Then I had to take two close up abstraction photos (this kind of abstract I totally get, and love). So here are a few from the day. These were all taken with my Nikon D3000 on auto-mode (I didn't feel like going manual today- too much to see and take pictures of!). I took some with my 35mm FT2 Nikkormat, but I discovered light metering (!) half way through my roll of film, so I probably won't have too many good ones from that. Some of these are edits and some are SOOC.

This was part of one of my favorite sculptures. I think it was my favorite because I could take pictures like this with it. Either way, I liked it a lot.

A sculpture of trees.. interesting. I kind of like it, though.

I would write above more of the pictures, but for some reason everything I post above them is a link to somewhere unbeknownst to me. So.. yeah. I really liked some of the sculptures, and some of the sculptures I just really didn't understand. At all. Overall- cool trip.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


So, I have this weird obsession with little bitty mushrooms and toadstools. I love to draw them. I love to photograph them. I just really love them. However, I don't like to eat them. Anyway, today I found THE coolest thing ever. Well, maybe not the coolest, but it's pretty cool. There was a perfect circle of mushroom/toadstool type things around a tree in my yard. In the movie "Summer of the Monkeys", they called them fairie rings or something like that. And now I can't see little mushrooms without thinking of it. Anyway, I took this picture of them-Nothing creative, but just a picture of it. I did, however do some creative things with them. (:


Friday, September 23, 2011

Water Drop Photography

Today I was inspired to try some water drop photography. I found this awesome how-to for water drop photography, and I realize mine aren't near as good, but it was a first attempt. If you're interested, here's the link to the website: Click HERE
So here are some of mine. I took them all completely manually with my Nikon D3000 with just a normal 18-55mm lens. I had my aperature set at f14. My shutter speed was at about 1/3 and I had my ISO at 200. I had two lights on around the water as well as my camera flash. I used a water-dropper and my camera's remote to take the pictures. I've got some edits and some SOOC below.

This one is an edit, and it's not real great as far as capturing the actual drop, but I love the colors.
This one is one of my favorites from the shoot. I'm not real crazy about the quality, since I had to crop it to eliminate the edge of the bowl in the background. You can still see a little bit of it, but I like the color it adds.
Here's the same drop, but I edited the colors differently to get them more blue. I think I like the other one better, though.
I love how the drop came out, but I don't like the background. I couldn't crop it out enough.
And here is an SOOC picture. I haven't really decided which ones I like better- the edits or the SOOC pictures.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

My First Post!

This is officially my first blog post. I am a teenage photographer, here to show you the world through my lens. I would love to post my favorite picture, but I have a lot of favorites, so to start off I'll pick one at random. And although I say random, it'll still take me forever to pick which one. I decided on a shot of my CF Martin headstock. I love the texture in the background, and the contrast of the blacks and whites (not to toot my own horn or anything). Anyway, I'll periodically post pictures, random thoughts, and quotes on here, so comment and check back often!