Adam Graham Photography
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Happy Birthday! (in fake miniture form)
Happy Birthday Annie and Eric (Beth, Matt, and Charlotte you can all accept this as belated birthday wishes too)!
I've learned something fun today. Via boingboing I came to this tutorial about how to make a photograph look like it was taken of a scale model of the scene rather than the scene itself. My picture above isn't great material for this technique (it works best looking down on objects that are further away) but I thought it was fun anyway. I can picture a miniature version of my doorknob picture hanging inside a model of dining room. There is now a flickr group for this technique if you want to see more examples of it. Some of my favourites are:
bryce canyon model
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
I love the way the shoreline changes constantly. Not just the stuff that washes up, but the way the rocks and sand get sculpted by the tides. Some things get covered with rocks pushed up by the waves. Some things get uncovered. I love the sound of rocks getting sucked back as a wave recedes. These rocks that get tossed up always amaze me. They seem so out of place sitting a few vertical feet above the high water line. I need to spend more time at the beach.
Friday, February 24, 2006
This morning I went with Luke to the beach to see about making stone sculptures. Luke was inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Here and here are a couple of links to see some of his work. His work with natural elements is arrestingly beautiful. The weather was less than great so I didn't get to take as many pictures as I would have liked (I haven't had my new camera long enough to really risk a lot of snow exposure yet) but here are a couple. These are towers that Luke built. My work (a spiral of increasingly larger white stones) was too covered with snow by the time I finished to get even a workable picture. The top photo was taken by Luke.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Yay! This is my 100th post here. I'm surprised at the number of people who have wandered through here in the last 100 posts (especially when I was on the boingboing main page). Hopefully now that I have my new camera my posting will be a bit steadier. Speaking of my new camera, one of the things that I really like about it is that I can change my ISO whenever I need to. The drawback is that if I forget to check it (as I did with this picture) then I can end up with more pixellation and colour distortion than I want. Practice makes perfect I guess.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
I took this today while my wonderful wife was doing a bit of work at home. She was adding a few notes to a text that had been converted into braille for one of her students.
on the boat
Good news everyone! I now have my new camera. It's a lovely Canon 20D and it is phenomenal. I am so happy with it. It still hasn't sunk in yet that I actually have it, but the more I use it the more it will. There is so much I have to learn and this is the best tool for me to do it. Can you tell I'm excited about it?
Ah, Saint John, the city that I love. Saint John will always feel like home. I can't wait for a trip when I actually have time to go around and shoot with my new camera. For a much more interesting post dealing with the city you can read Josh's post.