Ok, so here is the first daily shot as I non-committed to. I remember now why the last time I thought I would try this that I dont – simply put – sometimes I am just not feeling it. That could be framing the shot, setting up, breaking down, traveling to get it or processing it. Sometimes I am just not “feeling” it. I felt as if I forced myself to take this shot and I cant say that I am 100% happy with it, but wait to hear from you guys. The clouds were a bit more moody then I expected and the wind was blowing the trees so it is more painterly than I would like. Tomorrows shot will not be an HDR – it will be a single shot something or another – an ideas on subject matter?by Chris Lehman
Ok, so here we go. I told myself I would never ever ever do this – what you ask? A 365 type project that forces me to pickup a camera and shoot something daily even if I dont want to. My buddy Jeremi does his and he let me borrow his go to lens that he uses – the 100mm, so I think I am going to try to commit (don’t you like the non-committal commitment that I just forgot to commit to?) to shooting something daily even if it is not what I typically shoot and post a fresh image daily. Though I will mix in some of my typical stuff for days that I fail to shoot anything on.
Ok, now on to the POTD (Post of the Day for those that don’t follow my gibberish)
I went out shooting with my buddy Jeremi over the weekend. We had planned to shoot a glorious sunrise over the lake and scoffed at by mother nature who had the last laugh. But while we were there we did walk about the park and shoot whatever we found interesting. This is one that I came up with –
One of my favorite artist is Ansel Adams – I know I am not alone in this. His eye and captures are mind boggling to me. I wish I had the BW skill that he has. Anyways, I was shooting this and thought that it would be a good BW, while processing I thought a lot about Ansel and as I looked up at his work that I have hanging I thought – boy do I miss him. Anyways here is a BW, I dont do much BW as I tend to like more vibrant colorful HDR. Hope you enjoy.by Chris Lehman
What we have here is what space might look like. The elements in this shot to me were just fascinating. What is your favorite aspect here?by Chris Lehman
Ok, so I have to confess this is well beyond what I typically shoot – non-HDR Macro???? Chris, what are you thinking?? Well, I was thinking that I wanted to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and shoot other things. Not to mention that I got a great new to me camera – the Canon 5D Mark II (yes we know the III is out, I will have one of those), couple that with the fact that a good friend of mine Jeremi Blurton let me borrow a 100mm Macro lens. The camera and lens are both off the charts and I I am enjoying them beyond what I can explain.
So on to the photo – what we have here almost became frogger – you know that game of the frog crossing the road and getting spatted by a car? I walked out of the house to dump the ash bucket from the fireplace and darn near stepped on the little fella. I ran in told the kids to come look and grabbed my 5D II with the 100mm and shot this real quick before I lost the sun light.
This was shot at f4.5, 1/125 and ISO 2500.by Chris Lehman
At the Johnson Space Center in Houston (Mission Control) you can take tours of a few things. They throw you in line, take your picture for security reasons (as well as monetary) then drive you to whichever tour you decide. I went to mission control thinking that it was going to a site to see…boy was I wrong it was very lack luster. However on the back side of the tour they take you by garden of trees – one planted for every astronaut lost, they stop the trolly and play a clip from former president Bush and then ask for a moment of silence. After that they take to you a huge facility with this….and this….was well worth it for me.by Chris Lehman
I shot this last week while at Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. It was a nice place to shoot, very photo friendly. I was a bit disappointed at the lack of exhibits though. But what they did have was spectacular. Please share if you like :)by Chris Lehman
This was taken at Crosby’s Shrimp company on the way to Folly Beach SC. This place is right off Folly road as you head towards the beach and is a great place to stop and shoot. There are a lot of places in Charleston like this, I will move there one day if I can.by Chris Lehman
This shot of the Ravenel Bridge was taken at the MT. Pleasant Pier in August of 2011. We had spent an entire day at the USS Yorktown and took the kids over to the park there. It is truly a wonderful place and if you have never been there I would highly suggest that you visit. The entire facility is just splendid.
Technical detail – this was a handheld 3 shot HDR from -2, 0, +2.by Chris Lehman
This was taken during a storm at Folly Beach Fishing Pier in August. The storm swelled in from the sea and made for very dramatic skies and added some wonderful lightening. Originally I was going to crop or clone out the fella taking the picture on the tripod but thought that it added life and character to shot so I kept it in there.by Chris Lehman
While in Nashville, my good friends Vince and Heather got to spend the whole weekend together. It was a a great time and they were very accommodating for me – never complaining about me dragging them all over to shoot – for me it was an all around great weekend. I remember they both suggested that we go to the roof/lounge as sunsets sometimes are amazing there – this is what we were greeted with and they were right. As I looked up at the sky I thought about all that is going on with life and the sky seemed to showing things I was feeling, it is very hard to explain. Anyways here is one that came out of it. I hope you enjoy.by Chris Lehman
I took this shot a few weeks ago recreating one of my favorites that I shot a while ago (I have many favorites :))
I used a different translation and a few other elements – and I really like the way that it came out.
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.by Chris Lehman
The Cincinnati Museum Center – what a gem of a place that screams to be captured. The architecture, the vibrant colors, the history. I love the big American Flag hanging and the way the light beams through it. I love the ticket booth that brings a feel of times already passed. What do you think it will like in another 50 years? Maybe I will go back and shoot it again try to capture the future :)
Well, I have not been able to get out and shoot as much as I would like, however I wanted to post a quick one from a few weeks back when I went to Nashville to see some of my good friends. This sunset was a beauty and I am glad that I got to witness it. I hope that you enjoy as well.by Chris Lehman