Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day 31 — Tea Set

The tea set makes an appearance again. This one is a much cleaner composition. I really like the long shadow cast by the teapot.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f5.6, ISO 100, 56mm

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 30 — Aorta Vase

This Jonathan Adler vase only exists in this shot as a shadow. The pot itself is out of the frame. I like shadows that tell stories.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/500, f7.1, ISO 100, 90mm

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 29 — Selfie

It had to happen. When you are stuck for something to shoot, you can always spin the camera around and shoot yourself. I set the tripod up on the dining table and shot... and shot... and shot, until I got something suitable.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/60, f11, ISO 100, reverse flash into reflector

Monday, January 28, 2013

Day 28 — Wallscape

I call these my 'wallscapes'. This image is the background for my blog page. It's an interesting confluence of forms near the ceiling above my desk.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 500mm 1.4) 1/125, f3.2, ISO 800

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 27 — Floorscape

I call these shots my 'floorscapes'. The grid of the expansion lines in the cement plays against the random shadows from the sunlight through the window.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f4.8, ISO 500, 52mm

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Day 26 — Dracaena

The dracaena looks menacing up close with a shallow depth of field.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/100, f1.4, ISO 100

Friday, January 25, 2013

Day 25 — Water Tower Tulips

I go to great lengths for the right shot. I placed the vase on the balcony ledge and started shooting. Seconds later the vase took flight after catching a fresh breeze. We are three floors up. It wasn't pretty on the street below. No one was hurt in the making of this photograph.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/500, f5.6, ISO 100, 56mm

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day 24 — Glass Teapot

This glass teapot almost disappears as its shadow takes prominence in the scene.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f5.6, ISO 100, 200mm

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 23 — Olive Oil Can

Reflections on the stainless steel counter top. I seem to have captured a reflection within a reflection. The sun was bouncing around all over the place.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f5.6, ISO 100, 62mm

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 22 — Ife

Visitors are the perfect opportunity to grab a portrait. Ife is tricky to catch unguarded, but she was enthralled in conversation and I was free to snap away. Again, it was noticing the quality of light that prompted me to fetch the camera for the shot. I certainly had to ramp up the ISO to make use of the setting light.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/800, f5.3, ISO 2000, 120mm

Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 21 — Another Country

I created this still life of Baldwin's classic tome in appreciation of Martin Luther King Jr Day today.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f8, ISO 200, 105mm

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day 20 — Teacup Waltz

The sun had only been up an hour which is why these shadows are so long.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/125, f5.6, ISO 100, 105mm

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Day 19 — A Face on the Dining Table

Second day in a row that I posted a shot using the bowl, but I think it's different enough to pass muster. (The eyebrows are the tops of the chairs around the table.)

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/200, f8, ISO 800, 50mm

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 18 — Bowl

Playing around again with the "Cohncave" bowl by Alessi. It's transparent form casts great shadows.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f5, ISO 200, 40mm

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 17 — Phalaenopsis

You can't beat natural sunlight!

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/80, f5.6, ISO 100, 135mm

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 16 — Tea Set

The rails on the balcony cast great shadows. The tea set is one designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/80, f5.6, ISO 150, 62mm

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 15 — Jacobsen Chair

Distorted shadow of a chair cast upon the kitchen floor.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f5, ISO 100, 18mm

Monday, January 14, 2013

Day 14 — Leaf

Focusing on just a few sharp details and forms can create a startling, almost abstract piece. I was tempted to title this one "Tongue".

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f5.6, ISO 100, 200mm

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Day 13 — Mikael

My partner Mikael is sometimes the subject of my photography. Here he is working on the balcony.

Olympus C3030Z 1/160, f2.8, ISO 100, 19mm

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 12 — Vase of Flowers

Just having a play with shadow and forms.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/200, f8, ISO 800, 50mm

Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 11 — Bowl

I love this bowl. "Cohncave," by Susan Cohn for Alessi, is an open bowl made of steel colored with black and grey epoxy resin. It sits atop an inexpensive Ikea nest of tables with the morning sun kissing it's right side.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 140, 150mm

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 10 — Bananas with Peaches

It was the unusual shadow that prompted me to grab my camera after someone had arranged the bananas just so.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/800, f5.6, ISO 500, 150mm

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 9 — Seated Tulips

When the light is just right, I drop everything and start throwing items into the rays. This odd arrangement of a vase of tulips upon a chair came about during one of those hurried instances.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 100, 52mm

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 8 — Cross

I am constantly fascinated by the abstract shadows that appear on the kitchen floor.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/125, f5.6, ISO 1000, 44mm

Monday, January 7, 2013

Day 7 — Five Apples

Five apples reflected in the stainless steel counter top. I didn't use a tripod, but rested the camera directly on the counter top for steadiness.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/5, f8, ISO 100, 38mm

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day 6 — Dining Chair

Shadow of the top of the chair against the dining table in morning sunlight.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/60, f5.3, ISO 100, 95mm

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day 5 — Wheel of Brie

When I unwrapped this wheel of brie I was struck by the mirrored pattern on the wrapper and cheese. The day was cloudy which made the light very soft — a mosaic of middle grays.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f5, ISO 400, 50mm

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 4 — The Balcony

An aerial view of the balcony chairs and table creates a mash of shadows and forms.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/640, f6.3, ISO 125, 70mm

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 3 — Walter Gropius Teacups

I love strong, long shadows as much as the objects that cast them. I stacked these cups on the cement floor in the kitchen; the rising sun through the window did the rest.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 400, 48mm

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day 2 — Arum Lily

The bedroom ceiling is curved and created an interesting arc to the meandering curves of the lily. This was taken with the lily in one hand and the camera in the other.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/125, f5, ISO 150, 18mm

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day 1 — Mood Descending a Staircase

The spiral staircase in our apartment delivers a wild light display when only lit from above. 

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 6 secs, f8, ISO 100, 18mm