Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
park), playing around with lighting and poses; there must be an assistant, managing the lights or reflectors I suppose, engaging the model in conversation, so that as she laughs, in a relaxed and unguarded moment,the photographer clicks the shutter, and captures a glimpse of a woman's soul.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Speaking of unconventional, heres another one--a most bold and unusual self-portrait.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Here's another photo from the same evening in the same setting, with the same color challenges.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
fantastic portrait? The beautiful and technically perfect model, interpreting a scholar princess? I love both of those photos, but keep returning to this one, for its offbeat, lived-in look, with the expanse of glistening pavement, the bare feet, the posture appearing to be in mid-dance, and the awesome brooding clouds in the background. For sheer interestingness, it had to be this one.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Here's another picture from the same set in a similar style, from the porch of the Supreme Court.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tomorrow's Thomas's own birthday, by the way, so Happy Birthday, Thomas!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Here's another storm picture I like, this one as seen from Watchman Peak.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
It's fun to guess how such a nice picture was made, and even more fun to plan for my own version someday.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
hunkered down in the Jefferson Memorial while the rain poured down around us amid the flash and crack of lightning.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Here's one of my earlier experiments in the shadow of the alder trees along the edge of our property; it's not as great a photo, but it's a nice picture of David and Daniel.
Friday, January 14, 2011
studio photos, too, but I'm alwas impressed when a photographer does great work in a home setting, in this case using the diffused light from the window as a softbox for a great portrait. I love the relaxed pose, barefoot, half dressed, without any pretentious expression on the model's face--just a great picture of a pretty girl.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Photographed with the flash diffused and bounced off the ceiling...
Updated: Reposted when the original image was "not available." Why does Flickr sometimes change the file location of images?
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Update: This photographer is no longer online.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Both of these photos are also available in color: the one above here, the one below here. I prefer the black and white versions, but only barely, and reserve my right to change my mind. Which do you like better?
Saturday, January 8, 2011
portraits, like this one, which I love for its non-posed look, with the model ignoring the camera, fiddling with her hair, but perfectly framed, vignetted, and color-coordinated. He also takes great pictures of kids, fine art nudes (see below), even flowers, and just to prove he's an all-around fine artist, he also does great drawings.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
traditional portraits, too, and very good ones, as well as some creative fine art nudes. But this series is what really caught my attention and my imagination as I looked through his photostream. The use of color on this model's face makes for a very beautiful and intriguing image, and the palette he has chosen is inspired, with the brighter colors emphasizing highlights and the darker colors creating artificial shadows. The blue of the lips perfectly matches the eyes, the hair cascading down the side frames the picture perfectly (but, being on only one side, looks better than if it were on both sides of the image), and the tight crop draws attention to those gorgeous eyes. All around a great shot.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
In the full description of this photo you'll note that it's labeled "176/365." Stoddard is participating in a challenge, common on Flickr, to take a self-portrait every day for 365 days. It really seems to stretch people to creativity, and it's something I'm considering trying... someday.