Yesterday afternoon we had a typical short thunderstorm here in Williamsburg. The temperature dropped by about 15 degrees and the light was nice so I headed to Colonial Williamsburg with my macro lens to make some images. Here’s what I found… (more…)
Well, it’s not really a secret room if the door is unlocked and open. I have always wanted to find a secret room though: ideally behind a bookcase that slides to one side when you pull on a book or a candlestick…
Anyway, this room is in the Wren Building on the campus of William & Mary. It is the oldest academic building in continuous use in the US. In the 11 years I have lived in Williamsburg, I only visited the Wren Building twice. Last Friday morning was my third.
Some of the Founding Fathers that spent time in Williamsburg may have held meetings in this room. I wouldn’t consider myself a history buff but I think it is pretty cool living in such a historically rich area.
Spring has sprung here in Williamsburg, Virginia! Yesterday morning I went down to Colonial Williamsburg around 9am after putting in an hour or so of work. It was one of those mornings I kept looking outside and thought the light was especially nice. 9am isn’t early by a photographer’s standards but it was early enough that the light was still soft. (more…)
It has been a pretty busy season for me. One project that I am slowly finishing is a guide to Infrared photography. It is progressing nicely, most of the text is complete but I still have several more things I need to photograph to include as examples. Creating this guide has been helpful to organize my thoughts and expand on the principles I am learning.
The above image is one I took about two weeks ago in Colonial Williamsburg. Below is a short excerpt from my guide that explains what I look for when deciding to shoot in Infrared:
Infrared is quickly becoming my new photographic obsession. Of course it depends on the subject, but I love the way the tones of the natural world are slightly surreal. The short explanation is the camera is actually capturing a spectrum of light the human eye is not able to see.
I am going to write a full explanation of Infrared photography with side by side comparisons soon. More to come…
This morning was the third time I set out to make images with my D5100 Infrared converted camera. It was a big step to purchase a DSLR and then have it converted to take images in a very specialized way. I found my previous Infrared camera was limiting both in image capabilities and in use.
I am a firm believer that you should do things to foster creative growth. I love the look and process of Infrared photography. Exploring this form of photography is a direction I want to head in for 2013. This purchase is an investment into my creativity.
Each night Duke of Gloucester Street is illuminated by many lanterns like this one. They sit on the steps of several buildings and create a unique ambiance. These lanterns are just one of the many reasons why I enjoy walking in the Historic Area at night.