Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Week Seventeen - "The Crissy Shoot"



I finished the "Crissy Shoot" with this image. As we left the inside of the mill, I was asked to close the doors. Walking away I turned around and saw this. It was processed using HDR (several shots of the same image using different exposures) and then run through several of my NIK plug-ins.

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

You will find the best photo opportunities in the least likely situations.

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Law of Random Numbers  

If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal - and someone always answers!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week Sixteen - "More of Crissy"

"Crissy at Rest"


Continuing with my sixth photographic event which included Crissy. As I mentioned last week, Jeff had her pose at several locations around the old mill. This pose on the stairs was a favorite. I liked the fact that the angle of her body was repeated in the railing and the staircase.

Although Crissy was a very colorful model, I chose to convert this to a monochromatic.

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Go out and take photos with (a) friend(s).

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

O'Brian's Law

If you change lines or lanes, the one you just left will start to move faster than the one you are now in. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week Fifteen - "Model Shoot with Crissy"

We did have a few take a trip down memory lane with Michael's "The Projects."



My sixth photographic event of 2013 was the result of one of the members of Hockomock Digital offering his expertise to do a model shoot. Jeff Turner had received permission to use a former mill in his hometown. He also managed to ask Crissy to pose for us. For the next two hours, Jeff brought her to various nooks and crannies of the abandoned factory and suggested ways to pose her. Crissy was very cooperative and quite beautiful as well.

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Get closer when taking your photos, they often turn out better.

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Law of Reruns

If you have watched a TV series only once, and you watch it again, it will be a rerun of the same episode. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week Fourteen - "Berlin Wall"

Beautiful rolling hills, Tony!

"Berlin Wall"


No, this image was not from a side trip to Germany. This large section of the Berlin Wall was on display at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The Newseum was filled with artifacts, historical books and manuscripts and history-making news events throughout its four floors. My take-home memory of this building had nothing to do with the displays. On the way out we noticed crowds of people  fixated on the large screen in the lobby. It was streaming the news - the Boston Marathon bombing!  

Another feature of this Washington must-see is the display of front pages from world tabloids. The following day, we walked by the glass-enclosed pages and EVERY one of them reported on the Boston Marathon.

We heard that Pennsylvania Avenue was closed - glad we didn't have White House tour passes. Also, we saw an increase in the number of security personnel at the various monuments - most were heavily armed.

Guest Artist - Michael Perchard

"The Projects"

 First is a view of my "Projects" home!  Most of my work is motivated by my experiences growing up in East Boston.  My paintings tend to have a rough maybe even edgy effect! I love painting just about anything but I tend to paint wild ocean scenes and cityscapes mostly!

You can follow Michael's work on his blog:

Thanks, Michael

Don't forget to send me some of your favorites from 2013.

Next Week's Guest - No One!
{How about you?}

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

  Capture the decisive moment!

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Law of Local Anesthesia

Never say "oops" in the operating room.