Today’s Photo – Moody Morning
So here is a photo that is one of those that I saw a vision but left it alone and did not process it for a while after I shot as I often do. When I took this I saw a very vibrant colored morning in the mountains. However processed it, it went in a completely different direction than I originally thought which does not happen that often. However the more I view this one the more I am liking it and thought that I would share it and maybe someone else will like it as well. Interesting side note – I do not typically crop to a certain constraint – for this one I went with a 16:9. I did keep the full version as well – maybe I will post that one later as a comparison.
Natures Force – Waterfalls
What will you do to get the shot?
You will understand this a bit more below, however what are you willing to do to get the shot? I am willing and have done almost anything you can think of to get the shot. Photographers by nature I think do this naturally. Just the other night after a long day working and long day working my schools MMA show and having somewhere I needed to be – me and my buddy Jeremi looked at the fair behind as we were getting in our cars to go home and quickly realized we were both thinking the same thing and grabbed our gear and went off to the find the shot. Did we get it? Stay tuned and find out 😉
One thing that I love to shoot is waterfalls. While there is a lot of things that I love to shoot, the ocean and waterfalls/mountains top my list. Living in Ohio it is a bit of a challenge to find two of the things on the list. Now the last one I thought was equally hard…until I drove 15 minutes from my house and found the below. Most people shoot this from the other side – why you ask? Well because that is the side that is easy to get too. So did I? Of course – I absolutely shot it from the “normal” side, however as I watched and surveyed the scene I noticed this pretty awesome cavern type over hang that I thought would be awesome, however it was on the complete other side. So I looked around and noticed a bridge that takes you over the waterfall yet to get where I wanted you would have had to go down a steep hill off the path that was filled with I was sure was epic amounts of bugs, spiders and snakes…so I quickly dismissed that silly idea. Yet I was unwilling to not get the shot, so I did what I always do find a way to get it done. I looked down and had brand new shoes on, looked over at the other side, looked back down and said – here we go! Into the water I went! It came up to knees at the deepest point and it was COLD! However I got over to where I wanted and was able to capture what I wanted. Enjoy!
The View From The Top
Well, today’s photo is one of my favorite. It was freezing, and windy and cold and snowy – but AMAZING. On top of this mountain is just a gorgeous view and I could literally spend hours there. Summer time there looks much much different and maybe I will go back to take some shots at summertime.
Behind the scenes video
Here is a little behind the scenes video that I made while shooting…there is a bonus after the photo – the blooper reel!!! Yep that is right I am going to embarasses myself a little 🙂
Also don’t forget that you can click on any photo to view it larger and click on the bottom to order a limited edition print.
Here you go – enjoy!
So I went totally out of the norm today and processed a photo that I took 2 days ago. I normally just dump them all and the look through to see what I feel like processing. Most of the time that leads to something I took a while ago – today that is not the case. This entrance was just fabulous as was the rest of the facility. It was like being in an exotic wonderland full of awesomeness that at the same time caused sensory overload at times. I walked and walked and walked then walked some more – why you ask? Here are a few details –
6 floors , 2,711 rooms , 171 suites
152 meeting rooms, 600,000 sq ft of total meeting space
Located on over 26 acres
Needless to say – it was crazy. There were seriously times when I just stopped and said – gosh my head hurts and then looked over and went – THAT IS TOTALLY AWESOME! Can you guess where this is without googling the details or looking at the phototags etc?
I can feel it…coming in the air tonight…
Here is a CRAZY thought tangent – walk with me here…if for no other reason than to just shake your head at me 😉
A few sayings that seem to stick with me –
1. “It is like stupid fell out of the sky and landed on everyone except for me today…” < - - - if you can guess who wrote that - you might score points with me and level up.
2. "Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath"
3. "Did you see that guy?!?!?!??!"
Does anyone remember the Phil Collins song "In the air"? This song will have me always - I can remember a movie being shown at drivers education that was supposed to scare the ever living **** out of and it was set to this very song. It is wild how music or words can have such a last effect. Incase you missed it here is a link to the video - Ok, enough banter - on to the photo
This is one of those – almost did not happen events. I remember sitting there looking at this sunset, I was consumed by it, I was staring at it, it was staring at me yet neither of us seemed to be moving. My eyes briefly looked around at the scene and how the sun was reflecting off many things creating beautiful rainbows and illuminating the tops of the trees. As I watched, it is like something smacked me right in the head and said “Chris…dummy…your camera is on the tripod, all setup in the other room…and you are not capturing the moment…” Just then I sprinted (one whole room over) grabbed my tripod and camera as if it was about to be taken from me…sprinted back one whole room (mind you this was a very very long 15-20 steps….) and knocked everyone out of the way…everyone refers to the chairs and table that were in my way 🙂
Holy Trinity Church
Here is a shot that I took over the winter time. I was lucky enough to be able to shoot this historic church. It is beautiful inside and out and it was great fun to shoot. I want to go back and shoot it again sometime, however for now I hope that you enjoy this as much as I did shooting it.
What’s your hurry?
Have you ever wondered why people always seem to be in a hurry? On the one hand I say – stop, slow down, live your dash…and on the other hand I say – GAH!!! They are right life is short get as much in as possible!! There has to be a happy medium.
While up in the mountains we came across this great and wonderful the world. I have a few photos from a prior trip up to the top of this same mountain that are awaiting their special day, however I took this a few weeks ago and though I normally process way out of order I decided to process this and see what came out of it. I really liked it and hope you do to – click the photo to see a larger size and you can also buy one from there as well.
I will be discussing this shot on an upcoming Google+ hangout – if you would like to join that hangout let me know and I will send you an invite. We will also be talking photography in general.
Catch that bus!!!!
I captured this in Texas one night when roaming about looking for things to shoot. The bus was originally parked there and I was setting up to take a shot of it. It pulled away just as I setup and was going to shoot it and I am sure glad that it did! This was so much better than a bus just sitting there 🙂
Here is one from The Museum of the United States Airforce in Dayton Ohio…AKA WPAFM (Wright Patterson Airforce Museum)
Rocky River Flows
Today’s Photo – Rocky River Flows
So today’s photo falls out of a bit of normalcy for me…I have become accustomed to processing photos out of order and having no rhyme nor reason of posting what when I do. It really depends on what I am feeling or what kind of mood I am in or sometimes just what someone elses see’s and likes. Yes there are a few (very few I might add) that get sneak peaks to my photos much less get to help choose which one I feel like posting 🙂
So I took this over the weekend (fathers day) – who says that OHIO does not have some decent things to shoot? Well this guy for one….but sometimes you find awesome when you are least expecting it. So this was completely not what I was looking for nor did I expect to see anything like it much less shoot it. In fact by the time we got there I had decided I was not even going to take my camera out…anyways enough of my banter, I liked this one and felt like sharing it – I hope that you enjoy the peaceful scene that I see here – or maybe it means something completely different for you? If so and you feel like sharing please do leave a comment 🙂