25' RADIUS refers to the size of my apartment. Each day of 2013 I am publishing a photo taken from within the confines of my abode in an effort to push myself to find inspiration in unexplored compositions and natural light — "Locally sourced fine art photography"
Just to shake things up on here I occasionally will sneak in a photo taken from the balcony — it still constitutes a 25' radius. It was the crushing swathe of foreboding sky that inspired this composition. You can see the cranes of the Oakland docks across the Bay.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200) 1/800, f9, ISO 100, 18mm
The sun is streaming through the back door from the left. I love the geometrics juxtaposed with the organic arc of the phalaenopsis. The left half of the photo is the open, red back door and the right side is the inside wall.
After a lot of drinking and fooling around our guests were finally getting ready to leave. At the last moment Ron grabbed Ife's scarf and wrapped it around his head. SNAP. Slow shutter speed, long lens, high ISO and hand held all build to create the soft focus, dreamy effect you see here.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200) 1/50, f5.6, ISO 2500, 200mm
Living in San Francisco, The Maltese Falcon is even more iconic in stature. After having seen the Bogart movie several times I researched the web and found the best looking copy I could find of the infamous statue. I think I might experiment with lighting and try to recreate a more noir vibe. The 'bird' will definitely pop up again sometime soon.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200) 1/125, f5.6, ISO 500, 105mm
You'll remember the Colima dog figure from Days 33 and 119. I'm not totally sure how this shadow was even created. The setting sun first bounces off the adjacent apartment windows, then must bounce around the room a bit. regardless, the translucency of the resulting shadow was too intriguing not to capture.
Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200) 1/40, f4.2, ISO 200, 34mm
Another African mask. I love the characters that these simple wood carvings elicit. Again, this is just placed on the floor at the right time of twilight to generate just the right light to give life to the carving.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200) 1/30, f3.8, ISO 320, 27mm
This is what I woke up to. The edge of my partner's pillow. I stared at it for so long that when I finally got up, I felt I should take a photo of it. Using an f stop of 1.4 added a dreamlike quality to it.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/100, f1.4, ISO 1000