Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
This is by far one of my favorite pictures I've taken. It was shot in 2005 on the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul. Previously to this stream being uncovered, it was a high rise freeway. The restoration of the stream made this a great place in the city to take a walk and relax.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This is a picture I took of my friend Dennis in my apartment in Seoul. The apartment was tiny, but I loved the natural light in the living room. To Dennis' back there is a good sized window facing north, and another to his left that runs from about two feet off the ground, all the way to the ceiling, and the length of the wall. Both windows were frosted for a nice diffused affect. I'm not sure when this photo was taken. I imagine some time in 2005 or 06.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This is one of the first pictures I took when trying to learn about composition. It is of a train on the Union Pacific Line behind the Heartland of America Park in Omaha, Nebraska. It was shot on Kodak infrared film. If you look at it as a whole, you'll notice some fogging on the right side of the image caused by a sensor inside the camera I had at the time. I really love the "glow" look that infrared film gives. Too bad it is obsolete now.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This is a photo I shot of Khammany on our balcony in Seoul. This was probably taken in about 2003. For some reason I like the lines created by the railing and the other people's balconies in the background. Some people may find all the different lines confusing, but I think it pulls your eyes into the subject.
Monday, June 29, 2009
This was taken in a cemetery in Omaha. I spent the day with my Dad shooting this cemetery. Looking back I think the lighting was probably pretty bad, too harsh, but my photos turned out excellent. A framed copy of this picture use to hang in our apartment in Seoul, but I gave it to a friend when we left. Since this photo, I have shot many cemeteries around the world, most recently in Ireland, but this remains one of my favorites. It's funny because I usually feel I have to travel so far from home to get a "unique shot", but this is good ole Nebraska. It doesn't get much more "home" than that.