Archive for 'At Random'

March 30, 2015

Deciding not to abide by the “rule of thirds”.

Final Approach, Washington National Airport (DCA)

Enjoy.  –  Chris

final approach washington dc

March 27, 2015

During our first Rebirth Workshops & Retreat (ha folks were not using “Retreat” five years ago 🙂 ) way back in 2010

one of the exercises was to create four images and four images only with our smartphones. No deleting allowed. No post processing.

Afterward we gathered to discuss the images, the purpose behind them, who had photographed what.

Now I had just recently purchased an iPhone and as a photographer this seemed to be a bit of “do not turn to the Dark Side”. No going back now.

As a photographer do we take smartphone images seriously or is this more just for fun? Keep in mind this was early 2010.

So after searching a few iPhone photography apps I stumbled upon Tiffen’s filter app. Man this was cool, a bunch of Tiffen filters all in the iPhone!

I played around, used this filter and that one, had some fun and processed the images I had created during the exercise.

Around this same time a new company in Berlin called Eye’em announced their Eye’em Awards 2010. Hmmm, submit iPhone images for a contest? Seriously?

Ok I did it. I sent in the four images I had created at Rebirth and waited.

I remember the first email from Eye’em stating I had made it onto the shortlist. Then and email saying I was in the top 15! This was going to be displayed in Berlin!

After the exhibit Eye’em created a book with the winning images –

Great to see Eye’em just had their World Tour Exhibit show in New York City last night. Congrats to them, still going strong after five years.

Shown below is the original image followed by the image that was displayed for the exhibit. A large print of the winning print still hangs in my New Orleans apartment.

Enjoy.  –  Chris

mississippi delta photography collection eyeem awards 2010 zoeica images

March 9, 2015

Day on, rest stop at Santa Isabel during La Vuelta Puerto Rico.

Enjoy.  –  Chris

la vuelta puerto rico santa isabel plaza

March 8, 2015

I think every year I have photographed La Vuelta Puerto Rico it has rained at the start of the event.

Usually it’s a light rain and maybe last five to ten minutes. Not this year. Tropical downpour from the start!

This is when you find out that “all weather” light jacket you purchased is not really rain proof and how much water can your gear take.

Turns out cameras will absorb a lot of water, perhaps have a few quirks with rain and humidity, yet keep on shooting.

Good thing along the way the rest stops had automatic hot air dryers in the bathrooms.

Enjoy.  –  Chris

cycling event puerto rico

March 2, 2015

A walk around Capitol Hill during the ice storm in DC.

And it’s March!

Enjoy.  –  Chris

washington dc ice storm

January 12, 2015

Pacific Ocean, Maui

Enjoy.  –  Chrismaui hawaiian photography

October 13, 2014

Three images here from a recent 6,980 mile road trip. Couldn’t get in those last 20 miles!

First two images are from Grand Canyon National Park, the last image somewhere along Old Route 66.

Leica M9-P with 90mm Summicron for the gear details.

Enjoy. – Chris

grand canyon at dusk abstract trees arizona route 66 somewhere in new mexico

August 26, 2014

Thanks to ExposedDC and Knowledge Commons DC I will be teaching

a photography class at Gravelly Point next to Reagan Airport in D.C. on Sept 2nd & Sept 6th, times for both dates are 6:30-8:30pm.

Information for both classes are here at Knowledge Commons DC . Both classes are free, register today!

aircraft photography washington dc

August 11, 2014

“I remember you well in Chelsea Hotel” – Leonard Cohen


Enjoy.  –  Chris

new york black and white photography

July 14, 2014

Probably one of the coolest views I’ve seen. The rooftop view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The grounds are just massive and really can’t be shown with just one photograph.

If you can’t beat the heat of the sun, work with it.

Enjoy. – Chris

black and white documentary photography