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Saturday
May282011

Twirl

I enjoy experimenting when shooting.  Often times, you get awful, unusable results, but it's very satisfying when your experiments yield something that makes the mind wonder and brings a smile to your face.  (Click the picture to view it larger.)

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

What you see here is an image of my daughter from our recent photo session.  You can see the first image here.  We took a different approach in shooting this one.  Instead of having her progress directly from right to left ending with a rear curtain sync flash pop, we had her twirl around and I manually popped the flash at a moment of my choosing.  I then let the exposure continue a bit to fill in the frame some more.  

What are your thoughts?  Is this kind of photography too "out there" for your tastes?  Which image do you prefer?  Why?

Saturday
Apr232011

Study in Motion

Studio shot of my daughter moving across the frame.  I had a lot of fun collaborating with her on this shot.  Click on the image for a larger version.  

Setup info: 4’ softbox with grid (to control the spread of the light) to the left of the model.  Hot light about 20’ to the right of the frame.  

Photograph ©2011 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jul232010

Statuary Detail

Photograph ©2010 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

This is an image from the May 15th Photowalk around the University of Texas.  This particular statue was not here when I attended the university back in the 80s.  Anyway, what you see here is a detail from the corner of the base for the statue.  The statue is located on the West Mall.

 

Friday
Apr092010

Grasses on Lost Mine Trail


Photograph ©2010 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.


Tall backlit grass on Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. This was on a 4.2 mile, 1,200 foot elevation hike. Sorry about the dirty front element on the lens.

Tuesday
Mar302010

Tree on Lost Mine Trail


Photograph ©2010 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.


This tree caught my eye while walking up the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. I used a 10.5mm Fisheye lens to capture the scene.

A note about the last post: That was an experiment to see what it would do to the traffic. I got a big spike in views on both Flickr and my blog. I also doubled the number of subscriptions to my blog’s RSS feed. Anyway, welcome to all the new eyes on my photostream. I hope you’ll stick around.