Another image created from our road trip to the South. This was along the Ocoee river in Tennesssee, which winds it's way through the southern Appalachian Mountains.
An Image made up of 3 different images that I shot along the way to South Carolina a couple of months ago. I try and shoot as much as I can while I'm traveling. Sometimes we stop for a few minutes and sometimes I shoot out the car window as I'm driving, (I don't look thru the camera). What ever catches my eye.
ICM photo "Intentional Camera Movement" from a trip down south. Shot along the river bank before the leaves came out.
A new commissioned image of the Empire State Building. Inspired by my previous "City Blocks" image.
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Another image from last weeks foggy walks with Max. Couldn't think of a good name for this one, thought about "The Day After" but didn't want to be so bleak, so "Altered Landscapes #6" won out. I never know how these images are going to end up, but I've learned to just go with it until it feels right.
This image was put together from a couple of shots that I took with a slow shutter speed while Max and I were walking in the Mill Creek Park.
Today, I've been working on a really abstract image of a city. They were inspired by some paintings that I saw of what looked like textured walls. I created a texture made up of several shots and then started layering an abstract city skyline shot of mine with it. I can't decide which one I like, so I uploaded both. I need to live with them for awhile.
This shot was taken from our driveway. I was going on an errand and when I stepped outside, the fog was amazing! I had my camera with me, of course, and I shot around 10 shots. This image is two shots together. I think this image needs to be printed really big to appreciate the beautiful grain in the fog.
Here is a new/old version of my take on the Plaza Fountain. I originally created this image for a SPRINT annual report with my good friend and favorite designer, John Muller. We were featuring the fountains and statues of Kansas City. This was the beginning of my layering style and it was actually done with 4x5 color transparency film tapped together and manipulated in a crude way under the camera. A few years later, I had myself a computer and of course I never looked back. This is a new version of that image layered again, (in the computer) and desaturated. Part of my "Cityscapes" series.
Our traditional Czech christmas meal begins with a wonderful fish soup followed by Czech sausage that we have made by the Weiner Wagon, carp, potato salad, celery root and of course Andrea's Czech christmas cookies. But, the special touch for the sausage is to have some fresh horseradish to give it a kick and to clear the head! We dug this horseradish up from the garden, glad the ground had thawed, chopped it up and grated it coarsely in the blender. We had a christmas toast with some Campari and the final touch was of course some good Czech beer!
This is an image of the major sports arena's in KC. The Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC and the Kansas Speedway. It is the first of a series of images that I am working on of KC landmarks as well as lesser known area's around KC done in a more abstract style. To purchase a print of this image, click - http://regnierstudio.artstorefronts.com/michael/art_print_products/kansas-city-sports-stadiums?product_gallery=3553&product_id=569646
I had a great MOJO workshop class today with my new student Karen. She and I worked on this image from scratch, which I feel is the best way to really understand the creative process. We picked an image from my archive that looked promising and then went to work combining 3 different images, twisting, distorting and working with multiple textures, until we came up with this image which we rather liked. We only had about an hour to work on this, but we covered several of the most important techniques. While teaching these workshops I will follow the Pareto's Principal of 80/20, which dictates that 80% of the results in any endeavor come from 20% of the input, material, or effort. We are starting to discover that 20%.
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Fall in our backyard! From here on thru winter is my favorite time to photograph, so I plan on exploring ICM (intentional camera movement) to incorporate with my double exposures.
I wonder what was going thru this ant's mind as he walked underneath this monster?
Andrea found this cicada, and it just had to be photographed. I set it on the deck railing and started shooting with my iPhone. I did about 10 shots from different angles, and it wasn't till I started working with the images that I noticed this ant had walked into the last shot. It really made the shot.
This image is made from a couple of iPhone shots from a year or two ago. One morning I woke up to freezing rain on our bedroom window and of course my iphone was next to my bed, so I took a few shots and forgot about them. The other night I was in the mood to create a new shot and came across the shot of the freezing rain. What looks like a moon or sun is the same traffic mirror that I used in the previous post.