This is a gallery dedicated to my day-to-day shots that I regularly post on places like G+, Facebook, Flickr, and 500px. It is a chance for you to grab prints of some shots that I might not otherwise put up here in the gallery. Some of these photos will probably migrate to other galleries if they are popular enough, while others will simply vanish forever...
Magic hour - that time just before and just after the sun rises and sets - is a truly magic time for light and shadow. The deepness of the sunlight, at that strong angle through the Earth's atmosphere, can make for a tremendous vibrancy and contrast between light and dark that normal daylight can never quite reach. I especially love the "new" feeling of HDR at these times.
It has always fascinated me how much a city's character can change from day to night, or even from hour to hour, with the changing of the light. Seattle, here in my little "Seattle Noir" collection, is a prime example for me - often bright and inviting in the day, and capable of moody fog and pools of heavy shadow at night and in the morning hours before dawn.
Flowers are cliche of photography, but like most cliches there is a good reason for their ubiquity, and opportunity for originality. Flowers are beautiful, delicate of structure and vivid of color, and they appeal to most humans on a basic, primal level: stop, we think, and smell the roses, take a moment from our busy lives and appreciate the beauty right in front of us.
Madison is a uniquely beautiful city, nestled in the heart of Southern Wisconsin. The downtown is dominated by the Capitol building--easily the most famous and distinguishing landmark in Madison--and the vast, sprawling, almost labyrinthine University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Each season brings new visions of beauty to the city, though I personal find Fall to be the most glamorous and enchanting.
There is something magical about water on film (digital or otherwise). Photographs can capture a hint of the endless, almost fractal complexity of a wind-blown lake or ocean surface. They can capture water droplets in mid flight, like chrome spheres, or, with slow shutter speeds, transform running creeks into streams of pure silk.