Where have you been???
Well, I have been all over shooting some but not enough. The weather is warming up and I am excited to be doing some photowalks to not only help teach others and get enthusiasm for photography but also to just get out and have some fun and meeting interesting people :). I have a few exciting announcements that I will be able to share soon so stay tuned :)
So I was up in the mountains in a place that most cell phones dont work – this is both a blessing and a curse. It is awesome to be able to unplug a bit however when you are addicted to your phone as I am it is very aggervating at the same time. I felt like I was at an intervention or something :)
Anyways – the below photo was taken on the morning that I left. We went down to the lake and the kids were getting some energy out before the drive home, and I of course saw the morning fog rising and grabbed my camera. It was muddy and crazy however totally awesome at the same time. The warmth of the sun and the sparkle of the water reflections combined with the rising of the “smoke” was just fabulous. I cant wait to go back and shoot some more!by Chris Lehman
A while back…
You might remember that I toyed with the idea of doing a behind the scenes video…well while this is not that, this is a kinda of behind the scenes video…but then again not really…you get the picture :)
so I could go crazy and ramble on and on about various things…however I am not going to – so enjoy the video and here is today’s photo :)
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Today’s photo – Star light star bright
So this photo – I remember really well. It is special to me because I actually was out shooting and drug my mom out with me. She was more excited than I was I think to be out and spending time together. She never complained or rushed me for time and we enjoyed making jokes and talking and also shooting photos of this and that. I made this to look as painterly as I could but still keeping enough in there to show some detail. I always want to learn to shoot new things and this was the first time that I shot the stars in a landscape. I cant wait to get out and shoot this type of thing again.
Not much to say about this one or anything in general today – I will say click to see a larger size – it looks much better in a larger size.
Lovely little place
Have you ever gotten a vision on your head that you just cant get out? I get them all the time, sometimes I end up being able to capture something very similar as what I see in my head. I have been having a re-occurring scene in my head – yet nothing like is near that I know of. I am hoping to find this place and shoot and bring it back to share with everyone
This is the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge TN. It is a great place to shoot. I remember us driving by – and I said – pulling over!!! I have to shoot that, hope you dont mind???
Anyways it had just got done raining, puddles everywhere, I grabbed my tripod and went off. People walking by looking at me funny saying “Now that’s camera!” I just kept on. I now have more ideas for this location :)
Forgot – we were on our way to Dixie Stampede – yes we made it :)by Chris Lehman
Change is in the air
A while ago I decided that the next 10 shots that I did would be black and white. I really hate deciding something like that because I normally do not follow through with it. The above is case in point – I did not shoot 10 in a row that were black and white, however I have shot 10 black and white since then that I like. I have posted a few already starting with “I miss Ansel”, I am not sure what count I am up to but doesnt really matter to me :)
So what is the change mentioned above??
Well, I have been looking at a lot of photos lately which is where I draw inspiration from sometimes. And as I look I see subtle things and sometimes obvious things – one of the obvious is the use or non-use of HDR. Now I have mentioned before that I dont always shoot HDR however I do a lot of the time as I just like that style. Here is a sample of NON HDR’s that I have shot “As the water falls”>, “City of Dayton at Night” and “Another Spring View”. I think that I might (and I stress MIGHT – because I might not follow through :)) try the next 10 in NON HDR – we will see how it goes
I have always liked these type of shots – country, roll’s of hay and solace. I have never gotten to take one though until this year. This shots are not always as they seem – this looks to be in isolation of everything – but was it??
Few and Far
Hello all, been out and about doing some traveling and a small amount of shooting. Mostly just spending time with the kids :). I had very scarce internets and it was so nice to unplug from everything and just relax. Though I have to admit I killed a lot of phone batteries trying to pick up a signal. Hopefully I will have a few shots to share with you when I get back.
The right feel
I had a conversation with a friend of mine that mentioned he loves photography but doesnt like HDR. He mentioned that it just does not feel right to him and that editing is where it happens.
I agree that editing is important though I obviously like my HDR :) What do you like? What feels right to you?
Today’s Photo – Sunset in the Mountains
I was in the place we were staying and my father came in and said – have you seen the sunset? I said nope, I looked out and saw this gorgeous sunset, though I was not prepared to shoot anything and had no location to shoot I grabbed my tripod and camera bag and raced out the door and into the truck. By the time I got settled sunset was almost gone and this is what was left…
Back for a bit – I have not been doing good with my daily photos – I will try to get better with that –
I recently went to Nashville as I have a wonderful set of friends there. It was a very creative weekend for me – not just with photography. I did not shoot nearly as much as I should have, however I was able to get a few shots – this is one of them. Next time I will shoot a lot more :)by Chris Lehman
Morning time is a great time to reflect on a lot of things. It is also a great time to have peace with yourself. The quietness is surreal as is the calm of a lake. I took this shot while on my first photography trip. It was the first shot that I took and it started everything off really nice.by Chris Lehman