Friday, December 30, 2011

The Year of the Critter

This year hasn't been much of a photo year for me. I'm alright with that. I've been keeping busy with work, my bicycles, and little furry cute things.

My zoo has been growing for years. Three years ago I adopted Ampersand the bunny from the Humane Society of Western PA. Last year I acquired a turtle that was in unpleasant condition. Got her all fixed up and now she's healthy and of proper turtle temperament; grumpy. This year my boyfriend rescued a ferret that was dumped from a car onto a busy street. She's doing well, now, too. We named her Noodle.

Tonight, during the rompus-times, I snapped a few shots of Noodle.

Here is her pretty little face.

Here she is with her favorite toy, a plastic bag.

And here she is with her most expensive toy, a carpeted tube-thing. She likes it, but not nearly as much as the plastic bag.

The rest of the photos are here on flickr. Tonight, while I was editing these, I found a ton of photos from the summer before last of the turtle and my first three madagascar hissing cockroaches. Not sure why I edited them and then didn't put them online. I'll post those sometime soon.

Yep. Ciao!

Monday, September 26, 2011

past my bedtime

Went for a ride along the Allegheny with the camera the other night. I'd probably do that more often if my tripod didn't weigh as much as me. Brainstorming some sort of camera equiptment portaging system for Little Red.

Here's little red:

There's a few things I really dig about this shot. It's about a twenty (or thirty? a pro would take note, I suppose) second exposure. The aquamarine line that's parallel to the bridge is a party boat pulling up the shore. Another reason I pat myself on the back; I ran into the shot during the last few seconds to turn on the tail light. Otherwise, it would have been too bright. It's a mighty bright light, so's I don't get hit by cars.

I took this one earlier in the evening. I used to shoot other people's graffiti all the time, whenever I saw it. Then I started feeling like a cheat, like I was taking credit for their work. Like when somebody takes a photo of a statue. Ever since the graffiti brigade started seriously cracking down on public art, and members of the community started dying off (figuratively AND literally), this genre of photography started to seem more like documentary than just thievery.

This isn't one of my favorites, but I think it has potential. This spot under the convention center is just so damn cool, but when it's empty it's a lot like shooting a statue. I'd love to go back there with a gaggle of cyclists, headlight's ablaze, and take a more engaging long exposure. Time will tell if I can get my ass in gear to do such a thing.

Please, oh pretty please pass your peepers over the rest of the set on flickr.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What's going on, in fifty words or less

This is it

Photo assignment for the City Paper, product photography for Falkora Jewelry, food photography for Brillobox.

The rest of those sets, and plenty of other new stuff on flickr HERE.

Plenty more soon, I swear.