With 2018 came a new Dogwood photo challenge. After having a good experience with the one last year I decided to give this one a go too. In 2017 one of my goals was to be more intentional with my photography. I hope to do the same in 2018. For this week I decided to … More Week 1 – Look Ahead: “Bomb Cyclone Views”
This has been an interesting year. I’ve actually felt that I’ve had less time to listen to music. I think this is mostly because in 2016, during the 4 months that I was in Germany, I listened to music during almost all my down time. But even with my listening time lacking, there has been … More My Top 5 Albums of 2017
I took this self-portrait while sitting on the front porch of my parent’s home. There are many stories in this picture for me. That beard was the first time I’ve grown one as my occupation in the military requires that I be clean shaven. That house holds many stories for me, my wife, and now … More Week 52 – My Story
I had the idea for this image for quite awhile. I’d write on a bathroom mirror, fog it up, and then take my photo. I’d edit it in black and white for a sort of noir look and then I’d be done. Once I got to editing the photo, I felt it needed something more. … More Week 51 – Fear
Wow. This photo meant going all the way back to week 2 and grabbing that photo which was posted SOOC and doing a full edit. It was fun to revisit the photo and use some of the skills and tools I’d developed and bring them to use them on the image.
Blue hour is the hour after sunset or before sunrise. I don’t think I’d ever intentionally taken a blue hour photo before this challenge. I had the idea to visit the Mormon Temple nearby and take my blue hour photos there as the grounds were lit up with Christmas lights. I wanted to practice before … More Week 49 – Blue Hour
Let’s be honest…the classic “bodyscape” photos are typically some type of nude. Yeah…that wasn’t going to fly. I had to get creative as I looked for inspiration. Wouldn’t you know that inspiration was sitting on a shelf in our house? Years ago I bought my wife a statuette of one of her favorite sculptures: “The … More Week 48 – Bodyscape