Monday, August 29, 2005

Santa Fe Candles

Technical

Camera: Canon 1D MkII
ISO 400
Lens: 50mm f1.4
1/85 @ f 1.4

This is an image of candles at a church in Santa Fe. It’s a large tourist attraction downtown Santa Fe that has a staircase with no visible means of support. Legend has it that a carpenter came into town, built the staircase with meticulous craftsmanship and disappeared. It’s an interesting place to visit. The staircase itself was difficult to photograph due to the people inside the church and awkward angles. I didn’t get anything really usable and failed to capture the main attraction. In this instance, I failed to capture what I wanted but found these candles at the altar. They provided some nice lighting in an otherwise drab interior.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Pop's Shop

I’m a little behind in getting images up although these have been on flicker for the last month or so.

These are images from my Pop’s shop I made while I was at home in June. He’s been retired now for several years and travels throughout the Midwest attending quilting shows selling his work. I think he has fun doing it and it’s nice to see him doing something fun considering how hard he worked all those years.

I actually used a tripod on these shots instead of going with my usual handheld shots. I wanted to document the shop as it stands today. I’m not sure if I really captured what I had envisioned when I went out to make the images, but I enjoyed doing it and that’s part of the process. Enjoy it and eventually something will come along that you are happy with.

I did learn one thing shooting in the shop; I get my organizational skills honestly.