Tuesday, June 25, 2013

25/52 - Photo Project 2013

This one is a tough one... I actually had at least 3 different photo opportunities this week, but only have uploaded from two of them...

Here's the winner:

June Raindrops

I really like the lines of the leaf and the contrasting dark background.

This is a close runner up because the drop glows from below:

June Raindrops

And this is just cool-looking:

Central West End

More adventures to come! I just had to send my awesome Tamron lens for a check-up, so it's either macro or my nifty fifty...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

24/52 - Photo Project 2012

I am a part of a meetup.com group, the St Louis Photography Club. Photographers of all levels and experience get together and take photos. Sometimes, we get super awesome opportunities. For example, St Louis has a circus called Circus Flora. They had an artist's day, where us artists (photographers and a sketch group) were allowed pre-show behind-the-scenes access to the circus. As an added bonus, we were allowed to photograph the show that afternoon.

I shot a lot of photos... I mean A LOT. We had low lighting (barely any) for the rehearsal, so shooting the show itself was a lot of fun. I paid for a center seat in the back, and had a good view of everything except the high-wire act.  A fellow club member had spotted that some seats were open in the ring-side boxes during the first half. We got clearance from the house manager and had a FABULOUS view of the second half.

Getting back to the original topic at hand, I shot TONS of photos... but this time I was absolutely ruthless with my deletions. I narrowed the field down to only 21 photos. But it was still a tough choice.

This is the winner - one of my favorites and the one that is getting the most feedback from the group:

Circus Flora - Artist's Day

Close runner's up:

Circus Flora - Artist's Day

I am so glad I was able to make this meet-up. The circus was wonderful, there are many acts not represented in the pictures.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

23/52 - Photo Project 2013

Guess what I've been photographing again... macros! This late Spring and early Summer has been very rainy. I'm getting better at getting the photo I want on the first few tries rather than the fifth or sixth. The macro lens I have does not have image stabilization but it's hard to do rainy day macros with a tripod.

Tempting as it was to go with macro, I really like the colors in this make-up palette that I shot at Taste of St. Louis:

Face Paint Pallette

Here is the runner up:

June Macro Fun

It's raining right now, and when it lightens up, I'm taking another stab at my macro fun!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

22/52 - Photo Project 2013

Whoops! The picture was definitely taken but I forgot to post about this!

Well, it's a race between a macro and a macro and a macro... but this one wins:

May Macro

Followed shortly by these:

May Macro    May Macro

Should have some fun stuff to post soon... I've been busy with work and now I'm trying to be busy with photography!