Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday - Nighttime

Love with a laser pointer in a dark bathroom
(and a 3 second shutter speed)

The canal adjacent to the Historical Society just before sunrise.

Indy skyline looking down Ohio Street

Indiana State House just before sunrise

That wraps up another exhausting and amazing photo week. Thanks to everyone who participated! I was amazed at the variety of pictures this taken week! Nice work.

Now I need to pass the photo week host torch to out east coast-baking wiz-photographer friend, Jen. She'll pick a week sometime in the future and announce the next photo week challenge. Check her blog or back here for updates.

Keep on shooting!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday - Action

One of the many fountains along the canal

Food coloring sinking in water

Okay, these are both water related. I'm having photographer's block today...
does that even exist?!

Don't forget tomorrow, our last day of this photo week, is Nighttime!

See Monday's post for links to all the photo week participants.
Click here for Monday's post

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday - Portrait

Me and most of my animal posse
(I need to work on finding more "human subjects"...)

Samp "the scared stalker"

Coach "the bossy sweetheart"

Lex "the crazy beauty"

Me "the mob boss"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday - Macro

A penguin in his natural environment, basil.

The amazing fuschia plant, the only hanging basket I can't kill!

The chandelier in our entryway, super sea glam.

Check out yesterday's post for links to all the Photo Weekers!

BEA-U-tiful job everyone!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday - Landscape

Along the canal downtown

The only sun rays on an otherwise dreary day

Soybeans ready for harvest near Cicero

Check out all the fabulous Photo Weekers:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Through the Viewfinder - The Build

Amy called yesterday about this great idea she came across for using the twin lens camera she just bought, not knowing I have a similar camera that was my grandfather's. Mine is a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, what a great name, right?! Of course, I fell in love with the idea of using this camera that my grandfather had taken so many picture with . So I spent the evening building my own Through the Viewfinder (TtV) retrofit!

Here is the Brownie Hawkeye, which had previously sat idle on the bookshelf since it came into my possession about few years ago.

The retrofit is built out of cardboard so it's not a lot to look at, but it does the trick. The only electrical tape I could find was green, so this contraption looks extra earthy! Also, I had to use a popsicle stick to keep the front of bowing out, I did color coordinate it though...

And here are a few of the results. I need to play around with the white balance on my camera, but these turned out well for the first go around. I'm excited about taking it out and seeing the world through my little Brownie Hawkeye twin lens!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Auto-inspiration Week

Color week was fantastic! (If you missed it, see it here.) The photographs were all so wildly different, I throughly enjoyed the brief glance into everyone's day through their own eyes. The week also really motivated me. I actually carried my camera all week, and the most mundane objects and details of everyday life became more beautiful and interesting. I literally couldn't stop looking at everything!!

And now, after weeks of anticipation, the second photo week is upon us! This go at it lets take inspiration from those oh-so-dependable automatic camera settings. (Not that you have to use those settings, just an inspiration...)

So here it is:

Monday - Landscape

Tuesday - Macro

Wednesday - Portrait

Thursday - Action

Friday - Nighttime

I can't wait to see how these are interpreted. As always, photo week is what you make of it. Don't split your wig, just have fun! Email me at stephanie[dot]wags[at]gmail[dot]com if you're gonna get out there to shoot and I'll add you to the list below. Feel free to spread the good word of photo week, as we are a dynamic and every growing conglomeration!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Pups make great companions!

So Coach doesn't get jealous while he is surf'n and Scott can see his furry family while he's away.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Next Picture Week!

September 15th, mark your calendars and check out my awesome count down!

While I'm here, a picture of Lex...I thought the lighting turned out really nice. What a sad sack!