Monday, September 1, 2008
What a month!
I have had a wonderful time shooting and sharing with all of you, but I am completely exhausted. I never seem to remember just how tough shooting and posting every single day is going to be. Some days you just feel so inspired that you don't know which shot to post, and other days the pain of museless shooting is somehow more than knowing you'll have to post a self portrait the next day.
I hope that you all had a good time, and learned a little something from every other shooter. I know I did.
Some of you (specifically those of you who have not posted for the last few days) must be glad that the month is over. Others of you have asked if we can do it again. Well of course you can... but count me out. I've had enough of this every day stuff for a while. As suggested by Blondeye, I propose that we play a round of 26 Things, for Septemeber.
If you are not completely worn out, and think you can commit to posting at least once per week, then please, join us for the next game. Existing contributors will be sent an invitation, and anyone else who wants to join in, just send an email to 26things@JCPlummer.com .
Oh, and the new game starts... NOW!
Posted by Jeremy C. Plummer at 9/01/2008 06:34:00 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2008
My buddy Jeff's son, Colten, tore up the field yesterday in his youth football league. Everyone thinks that their kid is the best one on the team. But when yours plays offense, defense, and special teams, without a break, you just might be right. I was hot, tired, and thirsty after shooting this game in the heat, I can't imagine how this kid felt.
Posted by Jeremy C. Plummer at 8/31/2008 10:21:00 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I keep seeing this pic when I go to load things in from Picasa. I took this last spring (I think). This is a prime example of Indiana weather -- A temperature swing of 25 degrees, Thunderstorms, Tornados, Snow, and Ice all beautifully captured on the same radar :).
Just thought I would share :)
Well, I got the beginning grid lined out on the far wall. Luckily, after I get the squares painted, it will be easy to re-align things without having to use the tape measure and laser level. Someone with OCD should never embark on a project like this :)
Ok, not much effort tonight. Gimme a break though, I cleaned out half of my basement and over half of my future short-term studio (until I am able to build or buy the studio I really want) in preparation for my yard sale. So I took a pic of our newest cat.
Have a great, safe holiday weekend.
While trying so hard to enjoy dinner with my Princess this evening, I was inspired by the show "Sunrise Earth." At first it was just something to keep me from slowly killing the man on the patio who was, in turn, slowly killing James Taylor. But it wasn't long before the still, quiet images got burned into my retinas, and I began deconstructing them into the simple shadows and reflections that are the building blocks of photography.
This image isn't exactly what I had in my head, but it isn't that far off. Especially considering that the whole thing was done with a couple of paper bags, a sheet of plastic, and one, simple, off-camera flash. Again, my hat goes off to Strobist for teaching me to look at things a little differently than I ever had before, and to my fellow PADists, who have forced me to take the time to shoot, every single day, for this entire month.
Posted by Jeremy C. Plummer at 8/30/2008 12:33:00 AM
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
It's been a while since I broke out the old "poor man's macro," so I thought I would give it a go again tonight.
Artistic? No. But certainly colorful and different, at least this in this small group.
I was genuinely surprised at the poor quality of character spacing here, though. With all the money I've given these people, you'd think they could at least put the numbers on in an orderly fashion.
Posted by Jeremy C. Plummer at 8/27/2008 10:04:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Piper and Makenna were actually playing together tonight, so I took the opportunity to capture them. Using my horrible pop up flash, I realized pretty quick that I needed to soften it. SO, I grabbed the nearest object that looked like it would do the trick -- a partially colored picture of Dora :). Stuck that in front of my flash to angle it up at the ceiling, and presto -- evenly lit photo. I really need an off camera flash!! :)