Monday, August 8, 2011

Motion: Mr Nichols Photography

A model, calm and content, stands still for preparations to be painted on for a photoshoot of exceptional quality. Powder floats through the air and coats the model in a thin layer of white. She is willing. She is patient. She is ready.

-Nathan Nichols

Motion: Kris Buckingham

With power and enthusiasm an individual can soar over all obstacles. The right mind-set can push you to great achievements and concur ones greatest fears. Catching a moment in time captures this. What can you capture?

Motion: Robyn Baer

Life in Motion
This week’s theme for Web Portfolio was motion.  After days contemplating how to encompass motion in portraiture, I decided to go for a liberal interpretation of the word.  This week’s photo is titled, “Life in Motion,” and I thought where better to take a photo about motion.  These two are just beginning their journey through life. Congratulations Chad and Melissa!

Motion-Nick Belohlavy

Driving and motion go together. Even standing still you know that the automobile will move. Some vehicles you can tell by their personality that they are ready to move, make motion, get from point A to B. This Ford Focus is where the automobile is going. Fuel efficient, stylish, small, and aimed at a younger demographic.

Motion: Coors

There are an estimated 250 million passenger vehicles on the roads of the United States, 250,000 of these vehicles pass by Denver on I-25 a day. At that rate the entire population of cars in America drives by Denver, on I-25, about every 2.7 years.

-Benjamin Coors

Chelsie Moore: Motion

We do thousands of motions every day, whether it be doing movements with our bodies physically, or causing an object to make motion. On August 6, 2011 I decided to take a trip to Morrison, Colorado to visit Bandimere Speedway. I have always been fascinated by things that go fast, especially cars. We make motion every second we are alive, we just might not realize it... But not all of us can cause something to go 200+ miles per hour. The first automobiles were made in the early 1900's and look how far we have come now, and where we have yet to go.

Motion: Danielle Mondragon

The city never sleeps. When you live in a city like Denver you know that you will never be the only car on I-25 or I-70. Ever. You will never be the only person walking down the 16th street mall. Life is a journey with a million destination points along the way and just as many connections or in some cases misconnections. I chose to shoot the city in motion in the evening. The streaks of cars on Speer Boulevard and I-25 could be carrying a businessman coming home to his family from a trip abroad. It could be the young couple just finishing up a nice dinner at one of Denver’s restaurants or it could be the twenty somethings on their way to the bar with the excitement of the possibility of making a personal connection. The motion of the continual arrivals and departures that weave our individual stories and connect us all.

Danielle Mondragon

Motion: Mary Welander

Stop motion is a great way to alter reality.  Something so simple, like this apple being eaten, can really spark your imagination.  Who is eating this apple?  Is anyone eating the apple?  Human presence is more than just the presence of a human. 

Motion: Angus Hooper III

  The man who left this mark in the parking lot at the bar was in such a hurry that he barely missed the curb on the corner.  He picked up speed and was easily doing 20 miles er hour over the limit when he passed the officer on the next block.  When I came to them again, the driver was pushed up against his car being frisked. 

Motion: Geoff Ridenour

What are these people doing? This was my first thought as I approached the 2011 Colorado Portuguese Water Dog Trials Saturday morning. It was my job to document the event as it unfolded over two days in Chatfield State Park. The beach, now a tent city was the staging grounds for the competitors. With over fifty dogs, owners and trainers all anxiously waiting for their turn in the spotlight. While there were four levels of dogs competing this weekend it was the working class that stole the show. The photograph above is of Saturday’s winner working dog Hook with owner and trainer Janet Creek. I had asked the organizers and competitors what they were looking for in the photographs I would be taking and almost everyone responded with "get the jump shots and you'll be fine...". Over the course of the morning, as lighting conditions changed I had one simple goal, to keep my shutter speeds fast enough to freeze the motion of the dogs as they launched from the boats.

Geoff Ridenour

Colorado Based Commercial, Documentary Travel and Fine Art Photographer

Archival Fine Art Prints Available on Request.

Motion - Blair Bost

My female Russian Tortoise, Meadow, moves along steadily throughout her day. She is an incredibly curious animal, and loves to climb. Although she moves at a slow pace, she is careful and stops to think about every step she makes. Capturing her motion with a slow shutter speed makes her look much faster than she is. Perhaps one day she can beat the rabbit, but most likely only in a photo.

Sometimes we take her on walks outside. Her favorite thing to do is run (at tortoise speed) through the grass, and eat any clovers she finds.
She has the most unique personality of any pet I've ever owned.

Motion: Audree Valdez

What a nice getaway from reality for a few minutes. The movement and sound of the water is just so relaxing, I could be here all day if I could. Unfortunately, an hour later I had to get back to reality and start work, which is right next to the creek. This will definitely be a spot I come back to when I just need to getaway.

Motion: Brian Howell

Can you imagine a better place to relax after a long hike? Photographers use slow and fast shutter speed’s to capture motion and to give a whole different feeling to an image. This waterfall shot with a fast shutter speed wouldn’t be very pleasing to look at, but shot with a slow shutter speed it turns into an entirely different image. The smoothing of the water gives the image a mystical look and makes you want to jump right on in...just watch out for the rocks!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Motion: Myles Hessling

My original idea was to shoot in my car and then add some motion blur later on in photoshop. I pursued this idea for many minutes before becoming irritated at its contrived and boring nature. So, I decided to return to home base, and plan my next move. As I was driving through the traffic, I decided to take my camera off the tripod and shoot people in their cars. There was a woman picking her nose and a guy putting on chapstick. This was amusing, but not my intent for the day. Then, as I came to rest at a stoplight, I saw the streets before me clear out of cars, people, and bikes. I was thinking about how rare it is to see a cease of motion in downtown during rush hours. Finally the shot came back together as a single figure decided to cross alone, catching him in between his stride, moving alone through the concrete jungle.

Motion:Nicole Marcelli

Moving at the Speed of Light
Downtown Denver night lights in motion. Our eyes are able to see light as pin points with our cameras we are able to collect and control light to create our photos. Photography can capture one moment in time. Preserving architecture, history, a look. So as we move faster and faster into the future we always have a way to look back to the past.

Nicole Marcelli

MOTION: Annie Bade

Motion; originating from early Indo-European roots meaning, “to move”.

And “move” - this keyboard player did. He not only moved his fingers with nimble agility to make these keys sing. He moved the entire crowd last Friday night as the Bull & Bush Brewery Tavern rocked out it’s 40th anniversary to the beat of the 4 -NIKATORS, a nationally renowned Boulder based band of epic popularity, especially with the staff and patrons of the Bull & Bush. Yes, the house was a’rockin with the motion of commotion past and present. Maybe we'll see you there next year?