Saturday, February 5, 2011
Ever given your loved one sugar cookies covered with pink and red heart-shaped sprinkles? This awesome savory treat will have you asking for more. When it comes to Valentine's day most people think of sweets. Chocolate, cookies, candy,..etc. All very delicious and good for the soul. So, this goes out to all you sweet tooth lovers out there.. grab a sugar cookie and enjoy it with that special someone, they'll thank you for it.
Monday, January 31, 2011
As a child, one of my favorite things to do was draw designs in the steamed up mirror after someone had taken a shower and see how the steam and water droplets distorted my image. Now every time I get out of the shower and swipe the mirror to see myself I have a small flashback of sitting on the bathroom counter making faces as my self and laughing at the distortion of my face. As I got older I began to notice the texture the mirror and water would create, so I did a self portrait (the first I have ever done), to bring me back to the simple entertainment of my childhood and to experiment with the inherent texture of water on glass. But what I got was an image that more disturbs me then elates me. In this image I have become an eyeless texture filled "THING".
The bright highlights surrounding the raspberries allowed for them to pop out of the picture to show texture. The contrast between the snow and the raspberries is perfect. Perhaps a bit too perfect, or not. Probably not. The raspberries feel isolated as well. There's something missing...
Sunday, January 30, 2011
The wonderful thing about macro photography is that it makes the viewer focus on the texture and shapes that are in the frame, rather than the subject as a whole. It is the beauty of not knowing what the subject actually is that makes macro photography so unique. I hardly ever look this closely at anything I photograph, but after doing so I realized that even a dead weed in my backyard can be captivating and even beautiful.
Strings! That is what I was gong for the texture of the strings of a guitar. Also going for a short depth of field and over sharping technic to make the strings of the guitar pop more. Then I converted the image to black and white and put a vignette around the image so your eye goes to the strings. This was fun but hard because I wish I had a bass guitar instead of a electric guitar. What a bummer!!