Monthly Archives: October 2014

Travellers’ Blues

Where: Detroit, MI

 

 

BluesI’ve been on yet another multi-segment trip.

 

 

 

My current trip started in Toronto for the ProFusion show, then to the office in Long Beach for meetings, then to Seattle for a broadcast with Anne Geddes and finally to PhotoPlus + Expo in New York City.

 

 

 

For those that think being on the road is incredibly exciting, this image I took while changing planes in Detroit, captures what it’s really like on long trips and a yearning to simply get back home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modern View

Where: Munich Germany

 

 

Munich Second View

 

It was in a snapshot situation in a famous place (Marienplatz).

 

 

I looked for ways to be more creative than to take a snap that I would never look at again.

 

 

When I saw a woman taking a snapshot with a modern device, I found my creative approach to an historical landmark.

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Changing Planes (Again)

Where: O’Hare Airport, Chicago

 

 

Ohare Window

I’m in Chicago about 20 times a year but it’s often for less than an hour. As I approach 2 Million Miles with United Airlines one gets to know United’s hub at O’Hare.

 

 

While my fellow United Premier flyers think they know O’Hare, they often miss the beauty of the windows.

 

 

Many of the windows in the United terminal have geometric spaced stripes of diffused glass between clear glass. When the light is right, and I’m not sprinting to a connecting flight, I look for patterns these lines can cast onto interior walls or in this case, the outline of an employee leaning against the glass.

 

 

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Mounties?

Where: Toronto, Canada

 

 

Toronto MarchOn a recent Sunday I was prepping for a video shoot in my Toronto hotel room. I was trying to concentrate but kept hearing annoying noises with an odd Doppler Effect.

 

 

My room had a small balcony and when I looked down I saw a long parade. I couldn’t tell if it was a parade of law enforcement people representing the Provinces of Canada or fire departments from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) but it didn’t matter, as the uniforms, motion and geometry had the potential for some interesting images.

 

 

I angled my camera horizontal vs composing for a more natural vertical. This created more impact and an interesting sense of confusion that reminded me of something from a Woody Allen movie or an Escher drawing. I could have easily cloned out the sewer cover but it helped give a sense of place and dimension.

 

 

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You Were Where?

Cle Elum, WA

 

 

NailedI was producing a video with my good friend Marc Vanocur of Shout Softly featuring Corinne Alavekios.

 

 

Corinne is located near Cle Elum/Rosyln which is in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Many will recognize the area from the television series Northern Exposure.

 

 

After we were done taping I went for a drive through town. After 45 minutes I didn’t get out of the car because I saw the remnants of Northern Exposure vs something more Dano like. So I plugged Sea-Tac into the GPS and headed West.

 

 

It’s a beautiful drive but no real Dano pictures until I saw an abandoned barn. I got off at the next exit and located the the barn. The best shots were macros of exposed nails with a narrow depth of field to knock foregrounds and the Cascade Mountains out of focus.

 

 

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