Thursday, June 30, 2011
Creativity is evading me this week, as it has most of my life, unfortunately. This week has been rough. I find myself comparing myself to others and feeling like my photography has not evolved since I've been here. There has been a truck load of information dumped on us this past month and sorting out all the pieces and finding a way to put them together to shape my photography goals/style is overwhelming. I'm really looking forward to this break. I need it!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Afraid of the dark?
There’s a peculiar feeling I have walking through the streets of
Missoula at night, it’s an unsetting eeriness that is not instinctive to
Missoula, but rather to the night itself. What happens when you let
your overactive imagination run away with itself? Do you wonder what
may be lurking in the shadows? Or perhaps you've felt a cold chill
wash over you and the hair on the back of your neck is standing up? Do
you wonder what is right in front of you that cannot be seen with the
eye but undoubtedly felt in the pit of your stomach...?
Friday, June 24, 2011
Framing vs. Negative Space
I used this gate to frame the sky and mountains. At first glance
I was immediately drawn to the diagonal lines. Later though, the sky, grass,
and yellow flowers really made this image work for me.
This self-portrait was intended as just that, a self portrait,
but I was pleasantly surprised when it fit nicely with this
negative space assignment.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Up and out with the rising sun.
Early Saturday morning Justin, Jill, Erica, and myself loaded
up in Justin's truck and made the 3 hour trip to Bannack Ghost town.
We took our time and made sure to stop and shoot whenever we found cool things along the way!
Erica's Signature Shooting Style
You will never see Erica laying down shooting without her legs crossed at the ankles!
Along Our Journey
Travel down the road to wisdom.
Bannack Ghost Town
Erica, engrossed in her work.
Jill and Erica outside Hotel Meade.
June 14, 2011
On June 14, 2011 the day before the full moon Erica, Michelle, Kinsey and I hiked up the trail head at the end of Orange Street to watch the magic happen. If you've never watched the moon rise I highly recommend it. It is truly amazing how fast it comes up.
If you’re going to go skywatching, that the best time to see the night sky is when you have a new moon. When there’s a full moon, the dimmer skies are washed out.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
On Saturday June 11 after a 3am wake-up call and an hour trek out to Lee Metcaf
(which only produced a failed attempt to capture sunrise) my traveling companions and I decided to shoot something else. [Hence, the train series below.] We got so caught up in shooting that we didn't realize class time was approaching quickly. We packed up and
knew we couldn't stop to shoot anything else along the way, no matter how bad we wanted to! What a shame! We would have loved to photograph the unicorn next to the leprechaun standing in the middle of the field filled with four-leaf clovers, but we refrained.
Making it to class on time was clearly the priority.
Landscape...not my forte
Thanks to Erica, Kari, and Kathy for getting up so early and still being in such good moods! Can't wait to shoot again soon!