Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I was walking to my car from photographing a bridal shower and noticed the beautiful lines and great saturation of color from the light coming through the wild looking sky. I grabbed a few shots from different angles and this is one of my favorites. I processed it in Lightroom and Topaz adjust to bring out the colors and lines.
The second image is near where I was standing when I shot the first image. All the lines from the railings and the climbing vines immediately caught my attention. I couldn't pass this shot up. In my mind, I imagined a couple standing near the opening, enjoying the view of the city. No doubt, many couples stood in this same spot laughing and enjoying the time together. Maybe they hid under the bridge just out of the view to sneak a quick kiss or stay dry from a hard rain. I can hear the laughter of little children as a brother hid around the opening waiting to scare his little sister as she passed by him crouched down hiding from her view.
I wonder how many 'local's realize and truly appreciate the beauty of their surroundings. I am sure many do and live in the area because of the climate and the beautiful landscapes, cityscapes, and people. All of this brings me to my main point; how many of us appreciate and enjoy the area we live in and its surroundings. Many live in or near major cities, but I wonder how many spend time in their city soaking up its beauty and culture. How many of us take the time to photograph the beauty of everything around us. Too often, we wait for the perfect time and miss many almost perfect opportunities. We become more interested in the next camera or lens but forget that it is all about the vision and utilizing our photographic eye to capture life.
Last week continued to confirm in my heart that there is so much beauty in the world and as a photographer; it is my role to capture it and share it with others.
I plan to post more and more fun shots that I capture not only in
Monday, April 19, 2010
Below is a short You Tube video about the 'ordeal'.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I shot this with the Nikon 70-300VR and the D300. While I was taking a walk, I noticed this humorous photo. Although this was a staged prop in front of a miniature golf facility, it was very funny to me. I wonder how many times this happened in 'real life'.
Photo by Frank Kendralla
Wedding and Portrait photographer