For the second year in a row, I spent Halloween in my hometown of Ashland, Oregon photographing the revelers dressed in their midnight best. This year, I posted all photos for free on facebook for anyone who was there to tag and grab. What a blast!
Taroko in Ashland is a hip asian-fusion restaurant with creative sushi, delicious entrées, great sake and more. I photographed a selection of menu items for their website and online marketing usage.
I was on a job all day yesterday (those following on twitter or Instagram may have seen the cute little meals-to-be I was shooting) and on the way home, a huge lightning storm settled over Ashland for a while. I pulled off to shoot it, and once it moved away I climbed a hill to capture its retreat.
The technique used in these photos is a little bit of interesting trickery that I’ll hold onto for now. I’ll be doing a video2brain training as well as a webinar for Nik Software in the upcoming months, and I think I’ll show this then. It was one of those experiments gone right.
It was a little chilly last night, dropping the mercury low enough to put a layer of ice on the creek in the back canyon. I shivered my way down there this morning to see if I could spot anything photogenic, and came back with a couple of images.
I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I may start doing a B&W series. Let’s see if I can maintain it, but for now, see the first one above. It’s a close-up of a frozen ripple of water; completely abstract and organic. I created the B&W using Silver Efex Pro II and one of my default presets, which I’ve posted here before but here it is again. Next one, I’ll do something different.
The second shot is just cool… it appears to be a tiny flower trapped in ice, or “frozen in time”. I love the way the water has frozen around it; it’s almost as if the temperature plummeted instantly and froze this splash! I simply adore it.