Archive for November, 2009

Addicted to Light

Posted in Art, Photos on November 14, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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Writing with light is taking up more and more time and mental energy, which is totally great; however, the different aspects (putting my whole portfolio on Flickr, reading books about composition and editing, researching gear, searching out jobs and opportunities, and thinking of new artistic directions to explore) of pursuing a career in photography have left little time or desire for editing the accumulating pictures.  One day soon, I will put in some hours.  For now, here are two pieces I worked on yesterday.   The above shot is one of my favorite pictures I’ve snapped.  I love capturing ghost images.   It is built on a photo I took yesterday at the Sculpture Park.  For mid-November, Seattle has been surprisingly clear-skied lately, allowing for lovely fall sunsets.  I hope to get out tomorrow and shoot some more.  Finally, I have a path I really want to forge.  Music is fun to work on, and I will continue to do so, and I hope to get into video real soon, but photography is the biggest passion, and bringer of bacon, right now.

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I Like Contrast

Posted in Art, Photos on November 12, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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Down below is a a new piece utilizing the above photo, which was taken last week at Magnolia Park.  There are some other nice sunset shots, but photo editing hasn’t been a priority this week.  I’ve been busy taking care of some of life’s responsibilities (laundry, looking for work, Pistons’ games) working on some music, and taking steps towards making photography one of the means of financially supporting myself.

Plus, I am reading books again.  Recently, I paid the fine on my library card down.  Thus, I was able to check out some Philip K. Dick books; Martian Time-Slip, Radio Free Albemuth, and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.  I’ve finished the first two and have made good headway into the last.  Each one has been impressive and thought-provoking.  Documentaries are another creative catalyst.  When I’m working on photos and the preliminary steps of making music, I often put on a documentary.  This week, I’ve taken in Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue and Vertical Horizon, which is about Camp Four, where a lot of mountaineering techniques were invented, at Yosemite National Park.

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I got down on the boxes a bit the past few days.  My goal is to put at least three hours a day in on music, but I’m not disciplined enough (or just  doing too many different things) to do it everyday.  Still, I usually put in at least an hour each morning.  Making music after waking up is a great way to start the day.  Anyhow, that is enough for now since Stella cat wants some attention.  I have some stories from the different adventures I’ve been fortunate enough to have this summer and fall, but those will have to wait for another time.  Lastly, below is a photo of my current music setup (thank the universe for generous friends).

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Photosynthesis 2009

Posted in Adventures, Photos on November 6, 2009 by trapperKeeper

Here is a whole gangload of photos from Photosynthesis.  There are still more to be edited, but this is what I have done so far.  Some of the shots aren’t the most exciting since I was capturing the building of the Novatron Lounge from the stage of nothing but piles of stuff.

Zombie Sighting

Posted in Art, Photos, zombies on November 6, 2009 by trapperKeeper

My friend has been on a huge zombie and photography kick lately, so we’ve been out shooting a good amount.  Here are a few shots from Devil’s Night and Halloween.

Fading Light

Posted in Photos on November 5, 2009 by trapperKeeper

Here  are unedited photos from yesterday’s glorious sunset, the last one we’ll be seeing in Seattle for a week or so.  These were taken  from Magnolia.

Fall Tree & Fractals

Posted in Art, Photos on November 4, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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Here are some artistic pieces made from yesterday’s images.

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Cat Whispering & Towers of Power

Posted in Photos on November 4, 2009 by trapperKeeper

Here are some photos from yesterday’s walk around my lovely Queen Anne neighborhood.  There were lots of kitties out enjoying the fresh fall air and sunshine.