Posts Tagged 'adventure photography'

June 10, 2013

I left out the “e” in Monochrome on purpose this week since this image was created using the Leica Monochrom M rangefinder camera on loan from Leica during the Leica Akademie Monochrom workshop last week at the Leica Store DC. Yes that’s a lot of Leica in one sentence! Tom A. Smith of Leica and photographer Quinton Gordon lead the workshop.

I’m usually a 35mm or 50mm lens user so I challenged myself by using a 75mm lens on the Monochrom for the day. Focusing through a smaller viewfinder window is a challenge in itself not to mention photographing at a wide open aperture with a telephoto lens. I came across this guitar player performing downtown and experimented with different focusing points from his hands,face and guitar strings.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 20, 2013

 A brief stop at Valley Forge National Park before heading to a photography session in NYC. This is the National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge. Trying out a 21mm 1.8 lens on the Leica and thought the Arch’s lines would be a great subject to test distortion.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 7, 2013

It’s no secret I love aircraft. US Airways CRJ200 and sunset.

Enjoy. – Chris

usairways aircraft travel photography

April 30, 2013

Lucky enough to get the chance to photograph a crop duster in Belzoni, Mississippi while heading to the Jackson MS Airport. The weather was not looking good so I was surprised to see some out. I just love the sound of their engines, the high pitch hum right before they come into view above the tree tops.

Enjoy. – Chris

crop duster aircraft photography mississippi delta

April 11, 2013

Hundreds of people and possibly hundreds of tripods,early morning sunrise,traffic. Name three things I normally dislike. However this was my first time seeing the Cherry Blossoms in bloom in Washington DC around the tidal basin. Amazing how many people get out to see this! Instead of focusing on the blooms I found it way more interesting to focus on the people,the amateur and professional photographers, the rows of tripods, the daily joggers, the clearly annoyed cyclists, the business travelers in flight, the folks going to work attempting to avoid the tourists.

Enjoy. – Chris

washington dc documentary photorapher

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March 26, 2013

At least one of these two prints have been chosen to be displayed at the “DC As I See It” Exhibit at the Leica Store in Washington DC. The gallery opening is March 30th from 7pm-9pm. Stop by if you’re in the DC area! Exhibit runs through April. Can’t wait to see the gallery myself, for sure to have many talented DC photographer’s images on display!

Technical details – Both images created in DC with the Leica M9 using 35mm (people fishing) and 135mm (VH-60 helicopter) lenses. Processed in Adobe Lightroom adding my own custom monochrome preset. Both photographs printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper using an Epson Printer.

Enjoy. – Chris

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February 18, 2013

So I’m going to attempt to post a monochrome image every Monday. Here goes nothing! I figured this image was fitting for President’s Day.

VH-60 Presidential United States of America helicopter

February 6, 2013

Most of my weekend was spent photographing a Super Bowl event in the French Quarter and Uptown New Orleans. Photographing, editing, printing, repeat. Here are a few images I captured while out on the streets of the French Quarter during a quick break. I added the last image for some humor, that’s me with Troy Aikman.

Enjoy. – Chris

super bowl weekend new orleans Louisiana documentary photographer

super bowl weekend new orleans Louisiana documentary photographer

super bowl weekend new orleans Louisiana new orleans documentary photographer

super bowl weekend new orleans Louisiana zoeica images documentary photographer

January 15, 2013

Beth and Caleb were married in Houma, Louisiana. While the ceremony was a traditional wedding ceremony, the reception took on more of a concert atmosphere which made for great photo opportunities as both bride and groom play in the same band, Autumn High. Much more to come!

Enjoy. – Chris

New Orleans Documentary Wedding Photography

New Orleans Documentary Wedding Photography

New Orleans Documentary Wedding Photography

New Orleans Documentary Wedding Photography

New Orleans Documentary Wedding Photography

December 10, 2012

A couple more images from the Leica Monochrom in Washington DC. I find the shapes and patterns birds make much more interesting when captured with slow exposures.

Enjoy. – Chris

 

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