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February Desktop 2010


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peace.
johno~

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The Challenge

I’ve had several challenges come my way in the past few weeks. Spiritual, physical and mental all at the same time and each one seems to have come from a different source.

Today’s challenge was to think in a different format. A friend of mine, Don Wheeler and I took a stroll to Porters Pond down by the Columbia river. At 3:30 PM the sun had already dropped behind the Wenatchee hill line. It was cold and it was getting dark fast. I didn’t expect much… However, just being out with a camera is good enough. I thought I would try to pretend that I had an old 6×6 camera. How would I frame the shot if it was a 1:1? I thought it would be a great challenge for my mind… the artsy side of my brain.

I’ve alway wanted to just take random shots (like many I see on flickr), and see if I could pull anything out of them. They’re the shots that are worthless except to the artist and then when he/she dies everyone has to have a copy. What any good art is. So here’s my attempt at being purposeful and artsy with an eye looking through my “Hasselblad” slash Canon 1Ds and some post work in Lightroom and Photoshop.

All of the images were run through PS using onOne’s photo tools pro. A great program I highly suggest to anyone wanting to move into a more professional level with their photography.
porterspond
Anyhow, here’s my offerings. You can see a larger version of it here.
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peace.
johno~

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Sunset over Wenatchee.

sunset
I was rearranging the kids room this today… I didn’t realize how much time had passed until I noticed a very brilliant warm light outside. I peeked through the blinds and immediately went for my camera.

The race was on and I was “chasing the light.” Chasing light is never a good thing to do, because you most likely will catch it. My mind was racing of some place that would get me past home rooftops and telephone poles. As I pulled into a neighborhood, I found a vantage point that was ok… just ok.

FIRE!

Wouldn’t it be nice to know in advance where and when the “good” light will be?

peace.
Johno~

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