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Riding On Sunshine

I love the deep shadows of the late evening sun. This shot was taken in downtown Columbus last weekend near the river.

riding on sunshine


Same Area Different Results Part #1

Whitewater, Downtown Columbus

My sign is Cancer, a water sign, so I love water. I especially love the sound of water. Unfortunately I can’t swim in it but I can’t deny the calming effects water has on me. I’m also from a “Windy City” so I enjoy wind as well. One thing I feel I never have enough of living in Georgia is a consistent cool breeze. So whenever I’m feeling low or need a break I usually go downtown near the water. There I can get my fix of both wind and water with the added bonus of meeting new people that I can also photograph.

Normally I don’t like to shoot in the same places over and over again because I get bored with repetition very easily. I’m the type of person that needs to explore and find something new to do with myself constantly in order to truly feel challenged. But, there is value in shooting in the same areas repeatedly because, the same areas can yield totally different results on different days, or in some cases different results during different times of the day. The photos that I will be sharing over the next few weeks will represent this theory of shooting in the same area at random times and days to see what the resulting images will be.

Here is part #1

(As always, please click on the photos for a larger view)


Shadow Skater

I took my son out recently to practice riding his new skateboard. This should prove to be a very interesting process. Stay tuned to find out what happens…

shadow skater

shadow skater 2


On This Day

On this day 2 years ago I took this closeup of my friend’s car on a very cold, rainy evening. I liked the way the light, shadows, water and repetition of the grill bars worked together.

Grill & Rain


Backseat Sleeper

My son is the worst when it comes to riding in the car. He usually falls asleep within seconds regardless of how long or short the drive may be! I have so many pictures of him sleeping in the car that it’s become an entire collection accumulated over the years.

backseat sleeper


The Clouds Are Out

For the past few days the clouds have been dancing around in the sky. So many different patterns and formations, it’s literally like nature’s paintings or works of art forming right before our eyes. Some sit for long periods of time for you to admire, while others give you a glimpse of their beauty and disappear in an instant. For example, if you look at the first 3 images you’ll notice the clouds remain in place even as the landscape changes on the ground. Most of the images in this post were captured while riding in the car but, I actually prefer being on foot so that I have more time to concentrate on exactly how I want to shoot them. I know most might not think clouds are very interesting, and some photographers feels as though they are “too easy” to shoot or too much of a cliche’ but, I have always found them to be very interesting every since I was a child. I find them especially interesting when they can be blended into other scenery. I’ll try to keep my eyes to the sky for more that may catch my attention within the coming days.

Big Clouds 2

Big Clouds 3

Big Clouds

Wrong Way

Car Ridin Blog

Railway Worker

Skate Park Clouds 2 blog


Running On Shadows

Jogging along the river.

the runner


“Taxi”

A disabled woman tries to catch a cab on a very busy Chicago street in the intense summer heat.

Taxi


Is He Really?

Curious onlookers watch as an older gentlemen prepares to go surfing in frigid flood waters.

Surf Time