June 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
No stories from the past, this week…are those sobs, or sighs of relief? I was either bored or I found a surge of energy…either way, I started playing in Photoshop and came up with some new images. A couple of weeks ago, I was driving home after meeting a designer at the local coffee shop(my favorite place to meet…someday I hope to actually get hired to shoot me meeting someone at a coffee shop…nirvana!). Still with me? My wife says I “ramble”, but what does she know. So I’m driving home, and as I passed by the local high school, I noticed these workers changing the bulbs of the football stadium lights. I parked my car, and started shooting these guys. I waited till I got them with nothing but sky behind them, figuring I could add a background in the future. While I was there, a former student showed up to get a workout in. I shot some pictures of him as he ran around the track. I already had some close-ups of the track that I shot last fall, and I also have hundreds of “sky backgrounds” in my files. I was instantly conjuring up an image in my mind. After I finished up the first shot, I thought of some scenics that might go with the distant shots of the runner. I shot an image of a road leading up to Mt. McKinley back in ’74. I thought this could work! While looking through my files for a sky for the runner shot, I found a shot of a car carrying a kayak that passed along side of us while we were stuck in traffic heading into Chicago a couple of years ago. Again I thought this could work with a different background. The little bit of ground is from a beach on Cape Cod that I shot while on vacation in ’04. So here are the final images along with most of the component parts…as always, I hope you enjoy them.
I didn’t include the skies, but I’m sure you get the idea. Thanks again for looking! After posting, I thought I’d play some more, so here’s a new version of the kayak shot.