Monday, April 28, 2008
I stopped near Cottman Pool at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge to see if I could capture any nice photos of the warblers jumping around in the brush on the side of the road. Then I noticed the pheasant (next image) down in the brush. While I was trying to get a good shot of the pheasant, this fox snuck up on me. I could have hit him with the car door if I wanted to!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Strobist said how to do it here:
strobist.blogspot.com/2008/04/on-assignment-peter-yang-sh... so, I went for it. This is pretty similar to the image I did for my Blogspot profile pic I did a while back to test out my home made grid spot. For that one, i used a lower light at 45 degrees and a reflector. I was looking more "author" in that shot than this one.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
It was finally decent enough to get some nice shots of these daffodils in my back yard. I was going for a soft, dreamy kind of abstract Georgia O'Keefe looking effect. I'm not sure I got there, but I like the photo!
Click the photo and look at the rest of my daffodil photos from today
Sunday, April 06, 2008
We went to Washington D.C. last night to meet up with some friends and go to Rasika Restaurant in DC, then go to see "Capital Steps" a comedy satire group that pretty thouroughly skewers politicians and politics in both parties. Anyways, the restaurant was top notch in every way. The food, decor and service were impeccable. If you want top quality Indian food in D.C. you can't go wrong here. Unless you don't plan a few weeks in advance. WHen our reservatoins were made last week, all that was letft was before six, or after 10.
What you're seeing here is some water chestnuts in some kind of batter then fried, in front of an asparagus dish and in the back left some fried spinach with a salsa. The ladies at the table said they must have put the spinach in extremely hot oil just long enough to get it wet. It was pleasantly crunchy and the salsa was lightly spicy.
I have some other shots on my Flickr page, just click through.
The food was awesome and the show was a blast. My friends invited me to stay over and go shoot the cherry blossoms and the zoo first thing. I took them up on the offer! We were out the house right at about sunrise then took Rock Creek Park expressway to get over by the tidal basin and the Cherry Blossom festival. It was a little drizzly, but still worth it. Look at the shots below and check the Flickr page.
These folks were out running at 7:40 on a damp, drizzly Sunday morning. Yeah, it's pretty and all, but, seriously. Running 10 miles to say they ran 10 miles and got a tshirt when they could be in bed snuggled up with a significant other? It's not like they're artists and need to see the special light when it's available!
How should an artist interpret this scene? Another lone man. A symbol for all of us facing the world alone, Trying not to be crowded out.
or, I liked the shapes and colors and adding a human made it interesting.
Friday, April 04, 2008
This is about the pink green and brown. I liked the Shapes and stripes of color. I was going for a Japanese / French impressionist feel.