Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Return and beginning of delicious Photography, a thanks to Gary Fong

It's been a long minute since I last added to my blog. Not that DPA hasn't been working and payin' the bills but a lot has happened heart and soul for me and I just felt like posting these pics I took today from up in White County a bit north of Lafayette (I call it LaffyTaffyTown).... Just as a gateway, my sort of tipping windmills if you will.

Anyway, I've gone for months not presenting my photos because I didn't feel I had an audience. Perhaps I don't have much of an audience at this moment, but honestly I feel like I was given the "key" to satisfaction in my work and a reason to bust my tail from now on. I'd like to thank the mostly famous photographer, Gary Fong, for giving myself and a small group of PUG attendees at the lovely home of Kevin Swan last night some splendid keys to success in life as well as in the photography trade.

One simple tip, (at least to me), was to shoot and basically not edit through Lightroom or Photoshop. I shot 632 photos today of windmills, I know, I know.... I couldn't help but do a few presets on some of these, they'll be obvious I'm fairly certain, but I'm also certain that of the group that I easily loved in a real quick sort, they all would stand on their own without retouching. I'm really blessed with not only a good sense of composition, but an understanding of photography that allows me to take photos that don't require post processing to stand on their own.

I know my blogs are typically very short, mostly just tasty, delicious morsels of photos from events and weddings and portraits I've had the pleasure to work at or for. But sometimes I need to get my other voice out and sharpen it because although my eyes are my dominant outlet for communicating, my words can also bring a bit of joy, perspective and interest.

Speaking of words you'll notice the word delicious a lot from now on. Delicious...think about it!













8 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! That was a treat to see. Thank you for taking something so simple and turning it into a work of art. Too fun to see something like the windmills that I have passed/seen severals times on I65 heading north and south and well you gave them a whole new life! Good work. Thank you for sharing!

Brenda Pusey said...

Hey there! These are like 3 miles from my home - no joke! Aren't they amazing? Great pics!

ambimb said...

I'm glad you're posting again. You can't get an audience w/o providing a constant stream of new content. Perhaps you should start posting a photo-a-day. For an even bigger challenge, make it a photo you took the day you post it. That would be awesome.

I think my favorite of these is second from bottom, although I also love the ones taken from the base looking up at the blades and the sky. I don't understand people who object to windfarms anywhere. I think they're beautiful!

Brian Diehl said...

Brenda! What's happened to you? I saw Battleground or something like that, thinking of you. I saw Janet at the Pug last week. How are you? I love this place! I agree with ambimb that windfarms are a special place. like a modern stonehenge or something. Just listening to them is serene and seeing them. Wind made elegant....

Anonymous said...

Bri, these shots are gret! I think the two surreal ones are my favorites--can you guess which ones? MA

Anonymous said...

Bri, these shots are gret! I think the two surreal ones are my favorites--can you guess which ones? MA

Anne L. said...

Whoa!...checking out your Blog for the first time this morning and am incredibly amazed. New prayer request for me - that God would fulfill your desire to photo-document America. I'll be in line to buy the book! Thanks again for taking the time to help me learn this art. I have a long way to go but I love seeing the possibilities through your blog. Be blessed today.
Anne

Lisa D. said...

Fabu, Babe-o. I always liked the windmills, and the diehliciousness of the new spinoff name, too.

Who's this Brian guy?

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I'm one of the few people from Wyoming in the midwest. Born and bred, by default I'm a cowboy, through life though I guess I've kept the wanderlust and taken it urban. Having lived in 11 states now, I feel safe to say that I've found home in Indy. I'd never have dreamed I'd live here but 5 years later, I have no complaints! I've been a "lifestyle" photographer for quite a while. Cutting my teeth in landscape photography and photojournalism out West I've developed a style that focuses on simplicity, beauty and life lived well.