Last night was the Holiday Stroll in Downtown Austin, and it was wonderful! Christmas carols, shops open late, Christmas activities, art receptions, etc. This is a photo of a window decorated for the holidays with paper snow flakes. It was simple, and I love the way they had the light shining through it.
Finally! I have been trying to work on this for months, and it has been one obstacle after another, but I finally finished one of them. It’s my Luminescent Lamp, a small version of my Luminescent Vines, which was part of the Collaborative Project I did with friends back in August (it is at Authenticity right now). I finished this one just in time to take it to Authenticity Gallery for tomorrow night’s Holiday Sing-along and Downtown Stroll. Let me know what you think! I plan on doing several more in varying sizes & shapes.
Well, you may have been wondering (or not) where my daily photos are? Well, life is just getting me side-tracked. I have been really bad about doing photos the last few months. Well, today I decided to just stop what I was doing and take some photos. I have not fully decorated for the holidays yet, but I did manage to put some lights on my balcony. A little Holiday Spirit to share with you!
I attended one of my photography Meet-up groups last night- “The Gathering of Photographers”, and someone suggested I try cropping this photo. I like the idea, it’s the most interesting part of the photo and I was not crazy about the top part. Let me know your thoughts!
Well, I was going to go play with my new (used) Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, but I just took a few test shots with it, and my favorite was my first test shot I did. I bought it from someone I know and I did a quick test shot of the blinds on his window, and here it is. I think tomorrow I will have more time go play with the new lens and take some more photos.
First of all, thank you Austin Smug Meet up Group (for putting the workshop together), thank you Tim Babiak (for teaching) and thank you Gabriela (for modeling), for the great workshop tonight. I learned a lot, and it was great getting to shoot photos while we were there. Here is one of my portraits. Now I need to keep practicing!!! Portraits anyone????
These are some of my favorite photos I shot in NYC. The Coney Island photo I like because it looks like it captured it being abandoned. It’s kind of sad. The Firefighters just happened to be walking on the bridge, I could not believe it! What a great shot! I had a blast with the Grand Central Station shot. I think it captures the energy and movement of the station.
View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge (converted to B & W)
New York Firefighters walking on the Brooklyn Bridge