So randomness is something that when you write you grow accustomed to. Though sometimes the randomness gets a little bit to random to make sense out of the random thoughts that often come out randomly… see what I did there – totally random….carry on :)
Today’s Photo – Dark of the night
All so often I look for very dramatic scenes. Clouds, sunrises, sunsets, rain etc. All to often this makes me pass up a lot of good shots that I would not normally take. I remember going to shoot this church and I was rushing to find it and beat the sun going down on me. When I got there there was a wedding that was finishing and I had to wait or crash the wedding…
So I had beat the sunset, there were not any dramatic clouds or anything and I sat there getting uptight about the sun going down while waiting on the wedding to clear out I thought to myself well this is going to stink, I made it here, beat the sunset, ready to shoot and now I am watching the sun go down, blue hour quickly fading and I am not going to get to shoot this awesome place.
So after the wedding cleared out I walked around looking at different angles seeing if I could actually get any decent shots. I came up with this one and I am glad that stuck around to shoot it even though it was not what I had planned.by Chris Lehman
I have been asked more and more about my processing, taking photos etc. I had mentioned a while ago that I would be doing behind the scenes videos and maybe even tutorials, I have been asked more frequently about this type of thing lately, I might just do one and see how it goes :)
Also dont forget as I mentioned in my last post that Jeremi Blurton and I will be hosting a Google+ photowalk in the Dayton area very soon. We might even go grab a drink afterwards :)
Well, while in town after work yesterday I headed over to this super secret place that my friend Nicolai McCrary shared with me. While there I shot quite a few things. I know being away from the family and my two sons for so long kind of was wearing on me, getting out and shooting really helped my mood. I put the headphones in and spent quite a while walking this place and shooting various things. I dont have my computer to process the images as I normally do, but was excited to get at least one of these out, so I will have to look at it when I get home and see how it really came out :)
Thank you to all of those that came to hang out with me while here and invited me out to various different events – this really helped me keep my mind off being away.by Chris Lehman
Well, I have not been posting regularly – sorry about that! Been tied up with a lot of stuff – no excuses though.
I took this shot while in Austin. I remember running across the road to get the this shot (< - - click me) and looking up and saying HOLY @#$%@#%$ I have to go get THAT SHOT!!! There was something inviting and interesting to me of how the road seemed endless to the horizon that could be seen even with the Pennybacker bridge there. So I stopped mid stream (while the 3-4 others kept going) and I ran down to spot I wanted to set up. After getting back home and downloading all these shots, I remember looking at this one and saying – meh, I dont like, not even going to process it. I came back to it a week or so later and this is the resulting shot –by Chris Lehman
I caught this scene in Austin on the G+ photo walk. I got there a little early (to make sure that I got a parking spot). When I got to the top with a few others, there was this young couple sitting there taking in the sunset. As I looked around I thought – why not shoot it now before the sun really sets? So I walked over, setup and got this shot just as they gazed at each other. A sweet tender moment. I normally do not shoot landscapes with people in them, however I think that this added to the shot this time.by Chris Lehman
Where to start with this one? This one holds a very special place in my heart, the starts aligned as I just happen to be in Texas, in Austin at the same time that Lotus Carroll and Gino Barasa had a photowalk to somewhere that I have been wanting to shoot since seeing many shots of it. The shoot was amazing – I met so many nice people that were kind as well as encouraging and helpful. My first G+ walk was awesome and here one of the shots that I got from it. Most of the shots of this bridge are taken on the other side, however me and a few others ran across the highway (not jaywalking of course, why do you ask??) to shoot it from the more rare angle.by Chris Lehman
I was at a G+ photo walk the other night – my first one ever! I was so excited. Everyone there was awesome! Nothing like seeing a million tripods and shooters around all shooting. So we were going to shoot sunset of a pretty rad spot in Austin which we did, however as people were shooting I took out my 7D (GASP – I DID NOT USE MY 5D2 EXCLUSIVELY!!!) and shot this one. I normally dont shoot people or Silhouettes so I really liked how this one came out :)by Chris Lehman