Photos of Life

19 Jan

Narrowing my favorite pictures down to just one was very difficult. I chose a couple of my favorites 🙂 .

The above photo was actually shot a few weeks ago. I had convinced my friend to go with me around town shooting. The sun was setting as we drove over the tracks and it was then I saw my shot. I got her to park, and we ran back up to catch the shot before the sun set. Even though we moved quickly, the sun had slipped further back into the sky, taking its reflection with it. So we just kept walking further down the rails, chasing the sun.

I used my p80 to shoot this one. It was on automatic and I placed it low to the ground. I think the strongest element in this photo is the angle and focus. The fact that it is the reflection of the sky that is in focus  makes this photo one of my favorites. This photo makes me think of traveling, of a destination we are all trying to get to and of the fact we may never get there.

This photo is a portrait shot of my father, shot on Thanksgiving Day. We were seated at our dining room table. I had borrowed the Canon EOS 20D for the break. As I sat there, I realized how amazing the lighting was coming in through the window. I put the camera on manual and snapped a few pictures.

The above photo gains its strength from the lighting and composition. The placement of my father against the beige wall puts all of the focus on him. The lighting is just beautiful. My only qualm is that the exposure is a bit off.

I feel so strongly about this photo because of how my father is depicted. He would see this photo and complain that he looks old and tired. But to me he looks introspective, strong and wise. It seems to me that I should be asking him his life story so that I may gain the same insight he seems to have in this photo.

This photo was shot on one of the coldest nights of my life at the State Fair. Everybody has shots from the fair, because it is an amazing place to take photos. This one was shot with my Nikon P80. It makes me feel the excitement and rush of a night at the fair.

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