October 31, 2005
I thought about posting a Halloween themed image today (maybe my pumpkin) but decided against it. This is another image of Morningstar Mill in St. Catharines.
October 30, 2005
30. Fall Colours at the Mill
Fall colours as a reflection in the water at Morningstar Mill.
October 29, 2005
I love Freezies and eat them in large quantities, summer or winter... usually until my tongue is numb and I can't really taste them anymore. I was trying to figure out what I can shoot tonight to post when Leanne suggested the tasty treat! I will probably experiment with some frozen ones later.
October 28, 2005
28. The Whole Group
I have posted the rest of the shots from the last few shoots online. They can be viewed at http://potd.chrisempey.com/class-shoots.php.
October 27, 2005
27. Morning Coffee
This idea came to me last night, though I don't know where it originated from, I am not a coffee drinker.
October 26, 2005
26. Stairs of Escher
I am not sure if MC Escher modelled his paintings on the Museum of Natural History in London, or if the Museum of Natural History in London was designed based on the artist's work, or it is just that this view produces that effect.
October 25, 2005
October 24, 2005
24. Wide Angle Portait
Another shot from last Saturday. I am working on a gallery of those images, hopefully up within the next couple of days. Busy busy busy...
October 23, 2005
It's been a slow week for photography, busy and rainy. This is a shot taken from our trip to Letchworth State Park in August. Part of our campfire.
October 22, 2005
I definitely like this shot better than my previous one.
October 21, 2005
21. Katie (again)
This is Katie again who I I featured earlier in the month. I am not sure which portrait I like better...
Any thoughts on this?
October 20, 2005
Like Amanda, Brittany was very energetic about posing for us on the weekend, and though she said she has never modelled before, seemed to have it down very well. I will hopefully have a collection from the shoot on my Gallery later in the week.
October 19, 2005
This is Amanda, another model who graciously gave up her time and volunteered to be photographed early last Saturday morning and is eager to do it again. I have at least one more I will post in the coming days, and possible more in the future.
October 18, 2005
18. I'll Hide Behind this Tripod
I thought I might put something a little more fun up today before heading off to the portraits I shot this weekend.
I took part in the October Competition at the Niagara Falls Camera Club last night and entered four prints for competition. I received scores of 15, 14 and two 13's, all honour awards. (Highest score achievable is 15). All of my print entries can be viewed on my gallery.
Also, I have been having problems with Bloglet again, so I am working on sending the emails myself for those people who visit the site that way. I will have something done hopefully today or tomorrow for that.
October 17, 2005
17. Orange and yellow
Another shot from Balls Falls this past weekend. This is the last one for this week. I am hoping to get back there again this coming weekend, hopefully there will be more colour in the leaves by then.
October 16, 2005
16. The Start of Change
Another early morning waterfall shot from Balls Falls.
October 15, 2005
15. A Touch of Red
Taken at 15mm with a 10-20mm zoom lens. WOW. Took advantage of it this morning and went back to where I was last Sunday to get some water motion shots like this.
October 14, 2005
14. Plaster, Sewer and Drains
While I have been playing around with black and white this week, I also had a renewed interest in slides when I picked some up from the lab. The colours were so vivid! I'll see what I can do about scanning a few shots that I don't otherwise have in digital.
October 13, 2005
A turnbuckle in monochrome.
October 12, 2005
I haven't had much chance to shoot this week... this is from the Letchworth trip back in August.
October 11, 2005
11. Protestors on Yonge
While I was in Toronto last weekend, there was a group of protestors marching down Yonge Steet trying to bring awareness to the current political problems in Ethiopia. It was the first time I had seen a march like this. My location didn't really permit a better shot than this though.
October 10, 2005
Near Yonge and Dundas in Toronto
October 9, 2005
Another portrait from my session yesterday.
October 8, 2005
Portraits are one of my toughest challenges. Technically, my skills are decent. However, posing and working with a model I find very difficult, I am sure it is the introvert in me.
This is Katie, one of two models I had a chance to photograph this morning. I was happy with the portrait in colour, but want to explore the world of black and white a little more closely. It may be part of the lull I have been feeling that I talked about yesterday.
October 7, 2005
07. Evolution of my Art
I spent a little bit of time yesterday looking around at other people's photo websites. Not necessarily their design, because that is a very hard obstacle to overcome, but the photos themselves. I would estimate I looked at between 75 and 100 different sites (courtesy of the photoblogs.org randomizer) and I was really disappointed. There were really only two that grabbed my interest, and then only one with an RSS feed (that let's me see updates to the site without having to visit it... bookmarks/favourites do not get viewed as often for me).
And it made me wonder... IS THIS WHAT MOST PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHY?
I realize that photography is a visual art form and as such, is subject to emotional review, and by all means it should. My images, and those of others should cause some emotional disturbance, whether good or bad. If it causes nothing, than the image has failed for you. That is not to say it will fail for everyone. But as I browsed other sites yesterday, and felt nothing, that those images failed for me, it made me wonder how often my images fail for other people.
I know sometimes I view shots I posted months back and feel I could have done better, but I am always my worst critic. I just hope that these shots do evoke an emotional response from those who see them, at least most of the time, and they are simply not just a personal exercise to force me to shoot more often... which of course was the reason I started this to begin with.
October 6, 2005
When I was in Toronto on the weekend, I was walking along the north side of Front Street when I heard the sound of bagpipes. Looking around I saw this person, Kevin, playing the bagpipes. What struck me about Kevin was his age, hair, clothing and most importantly, his lip piercing. None of which seemed to fit in with a piper. I spoke with him briefly, learned a little bit about him, asked if I could took a few shots and continued on my way.
October 5, 2005
05. Web #3
October 4, 2005
04. Web #2
Another spider web.
I was in Toronto on the weekend though I did not take many photographs. I did get a few shots in though, and I'll post some of them later this week.
October 3, 2005
03. Web #1
Spider web #1, a series of three.
October 2, 2005
Clouds... As if you couldn't tell!
October 1, 2005
It's been said that the difference between a photographer and someone who simply takes a picture is the photographer is able to capture not only what the camera sees, but what he envisions. This shot is not at all how the camera recorded it, but it is what I saw when I looked at it.