Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Lines



For my digital photography class we had an assignment to use special photoshop techniques. I chose hand-tinting because I prefer traditional photography over the really crazy manipulations you can do. This is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Daffodil

Wow, it's been over a month since I've posted anything. I guess I have been lacking the motivation to get my pictures ready for the web. But that is all going to change...



I'm very excited for spring - the warm weather, things growing, longer days. I love watching flowers pop up in our yard and slowly transform its color palette from a dull, lifeless mix of browns to one with all kinds of bold, rich tones.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Three Girls, Three Benches



Here's another of my first digital images. I took it an an outdoor mall downtown where I was standing on the second floor looking down on the people below. You can always find interesting patterns, colors, and people when you're downtown.

Friday, February 17, 2006

The Latch



I've only been in my digital photography class a month, but I'm really missing black and white. Maybe it's because I haven't really done much color or ever used a color dark room. I love the contrast and tones of black and white. Whenever I see images in color, I mentally convert them to black and white, and I often decide that I'd like them better that way. I'm not against color or digital photography though, for many images, they're great. In my mind, there's nothing like a crisp black and white photograph.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Sky Elevator



This is my first digital image. I took this picture in downtown Denver so the sky is blue instead of gray for a change! I haven't messed with it much, just some color and contrast adjustments, dodging and burning, only things you could do in a color dark room. It was nice getting to make the changes and see results in an instant, but I missed the dark room. Watching the image form on the paper is one of my favorite parts of photography.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Skinny Tree



One last Christmas Tree.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Evergreen Patch



Another one in my Christmas series. This one was also taken in downtown Portland, in a little patch of evergreens (that are there year round) in Pioneer Square. Even though it was just a tiny little patch, it looks like they go on forever.