April 30, 2011

Most of the Time, It Really is Spring

We may or may not be getting snow tonight or tomorrow, so we haven't entirely left wintry weather behind.  But we've been lucky enough to have quite a few sunny days and a few of these....  I'm now anxiously awaiting the Columbine blooms which should be bursting out in the next couple of days.

April 24, 2011

Downtown TtV Excursion

Yesterday I took my niece Ashley out to show her how to shoot TtV with a Kodak Duaflex that I gave her for her 16th birthday.  We thought we might get snowed out but it turned out to be a beautiful cloudy day, which is actually a little rare in Denver.  We spent the morning making the contraption for her TtV setup and then hopped on the cruisers and biked downtown where we hit some classic spots to photograph.  These are a few of my shots.

April 16, 2011

Tilt-shifted Perspective

I had coffee with a new friend yesterday (Amy of amysoldschool) and we were talking about some of the cool tilt-shift photos that are out there.  She inspired me to look into it a little more when I got home and I found a fun website that lets you tilt-shift your photos.  Of course, it's not the same as having a true tilt-shift lens on your camera (which I desperately want now!), but it still makes for an interesting change in perspective in your photos.   There are probably more sophisticated software apps out there for this type of manipulation but this particular one is quick & easy.

I love how it makes everything look miniature.  This is a photo I took in Cairo a few years back.  The cars look like Hotwheels now.

Not to leave the pyramids out of the fun...  Large landscape pictures seem to work really well for this.

This is the tundra lab which is a research lab above treeline in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where I work in the summer.  Those little black dots on the left are people crossing the mountain.  This is my favorite one.

A last one of McMurdo Station, Antarctica from my last summer there in 2005.   The solid white in the background is the frozen sea ice with mountains out beyond.

April 2, 2011

52 Saturdays 2011- Irwin Kalla Hipness

Today I'm shooting a bunch of new vintage items for my vintage shop and these are some of my fun favorites so this is my Saturday shot for the week (yes, I know I've been remiss in posting these weekly...).  I'm also making a full-on turkey feast for a small dinner party tonight, so it seems fitting to use party items for my photo today. 

Enjoy the weekend!