Saturday, January 2, 2010

365 January Week 1

January 7th (day 7).
Long day at work today, but felt inspired nonetheless to attempt a bit of a project in terms of today's shoot. Thought I might try out the new pocket wizards and do a little off camera flash work. Made quite the mess... trying to pour and shoot at the same time... especially when trying to pour from a height and get that "splosh" timed just right. After much frustration and cursing, Steve offered to help pour... some some really interesting shots that were hard to pick from, but here is what I settled on (sorry so late).

January 6th (day 6)
Well, back to work today, and so begins the search of interesting things to shoot around the building (that I haven't already done). Not the most exciting, but day six complete! :D

January 5th
Typical pacific northwest weather... gray and dull outside, yet it was dryish, so the dog and I ventured out to Dallas Road for a bit of a walk/run. It is definitely still winter, most foliage is dormant, but I did manage to locate a little bit of color.

January 4th
The gray day from yesterday, has turned into monsoon style rain today, so I found myself looking about the house for a subject to shoot besides the dog. Not that she's not fun to photograph, in fact I have many folders filled with pictures of her, but I do anticipate there will be photos of her to come throughout the year, so I don't want to overload you with images of the same dog. Instead I look for inanimate objects that may provide to be interesting. Yep. Lets take a picture of a...? So as I'm looking about, my gaze comes across the bookshelf beside the computer, and there is a stack of books there that I should be/am trying to read. As I look at the titles, I chuckled to myself at the oddity of them all, and the broadness of the subjects. So it inspired me; the books I am reading...

January 3rd
Last night I had been online looking to see if there was anything interesting going on in the city this weekend, and found that today was the last day of a Gingerbread House exhibit at the Laurel Point Inn. I thought this would have been a perfect opportunity to get some interesting shots of a not so ordinary subject. So we headed out, and upon entering the hall, I got a bad feeling. The first set of houses were in recessed display cases in the hallways... greeat. When we got to the big display upstairs, we found a display 'island' in a dark hallway. The entire exhibit was behind thick glass, that was being lit by the occasional halogen lamp (and i use the word occasional loosely). So no light, thick dirty glass... not the best way to start. The houses themselves were well done and creative, just wish there had been a bit more light...

January 2nd

Thinking now, this is going to be challenging on some days. Take today for example. Worked nightshift last night, so slept most of this glorious day away. When I got up and saw the sun, i thought "great day to hit the waterfalls at Goldstream." But by the time we got out of the house, had lost all the light. So settled for a drive home along Finlayson Arm Road and came across another small waterfall. Even though i had no light whatsoever, tried to get a shot anyway and this is the result. I'm hoping it will be nice again tomorrow and I'll go back and see what i can do with some proper light.