I love how photography has changed my view on the world. If you would have told me a couple of years ago that all I would have to work with in a photo is a snow drift, I probably wouldn’t have even bothered trying to take the picture. Now days, it seems that some of the simplest subjects can make the most interesting shots. It all depends on your perspective.
I wanted to take a quick moment on here to thank all of you for your encouraging words and continued support on my blog. It has been just over a year now that I have began posting a picture a day (almost everyday) and it has been the greatest year in photography for me by far. I’ve learned more in the past year than I have all the other years I’ve dabbled in the craft prior to this one. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas surrounded by the ones you love and hold dear! Cheers!
One of the things I seems to enjoy most when out taking pictures is the rush to find a new perspective in the little time you have during a setting sun. On this night, I managed to capture 4 or 5 different comps with the sunburst as it transitioned from the clouds to the horizon. I was sprinting like a mad man in upwards of a foot and a half of drifted snow trying to find different looks. I kept running higher up the hill in this shot as the sun continued to drop lower in the sky. This shot was one of the earlier sunburst shots I took that cold snowy evening. But it was a blast (not to mention a little exercise as well, it’s hard to sprint when there is snow up to your knee caps).
As all of you may have noticed, there has been a serious lack of new posts on the blog lately. The reason is pretty simple, just haven’t had time. Weekends have been eaten up with football, weddings and holiday family time. And as I’m sure you all know, there isn’t much time after work to go shoot with the sun setting only a half hour after five. Fortunately I was able to get out and shoot a little last night after we had a pretty nasty blizzard move through the area. Quite a bit of snow and a lot of wind. A lot of drifting occurred and left some pretty sweet lines in the snow. Hope everyone has been doing well and preparing for a very merry Christmas!
Tried to take some Christmas card idea shots last night with the boys. My wife came up with the idea of wrapping the boys in a strand of lights and it sounded like a neat idea to me. So we gave it a shot. Here is what we came away with.
Time of the year again when football season begins to come to a close. I’ll be heading back up to Manhattan for the last KSU game of the year. Big game for us cats, but hopefully we can pull it off. I’m planning on trying to get out and shoot atleast once while I’m back. This Tuttle Creek shoot was the last time I’ve been able to get out and take some landscape shots so I’m definitely getting some cabin fever. Hope everyone has a safe weekend with some amazing light. EMAW!
A couple of early morning shots before the sun crossed the horizon. There is no shortage of these irrigation sprinklers around Garden. The irrigation engine that is at the center of the sprinkler pivot has a light on top of it that blinks periodically at night. When driving down the country roads at night, it’s cool to look around and see just how many irrigated circles there are around.
Another year has flown by and once again it is time to untangle the huge knot of christmas lights and throw them up on the roof. Decorating for the holidays is always something I’ve enjoyed doing. I try to set out a big display for halloween as well as for ol’ Saint Nick. This year I added the candy cane appearance to the poles on the porch and my wife added a strand of multicolored lights to the front bush….what’s that, you don’t see the multi-color strand. Well, they were “accidentally” unplugged for the picture… 🙂 Hope everyone is having a great holiday season!