Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blazing Reflection

One day I decided to go to Dandelion Tea for lunch. I ordered my food and picked a table outside on account of the beautiful weather. I placed my glass of water on the table a proceeded to read the Orlando Weekly. I was beginning to get annoyed with the bright sunlight reflecting off the newsprint so I searched around for a spot to rearrange myself. When I looked up I saw this:

Stunningly simple metallic reflection made even more brilliant by the pristine lack of ice. The sunlight that was bothersome only a few seconds ago was blazing over the table artfully creating a natural grey scale ranging shimmering whites from to charcoal. Suddenly I'm no longer waiting for my lunch; I'm stretching my arms and maneuvering in my seat trying to hold on to this perfect timing.

My favorite photographs have a way of sneaking up on me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lake Ivanhoe

Sometimes getting up early is worth it.

I took this shot while driving to work for a 7:00am shift. Even though I was rushing to get there I still made time to pull over and enjoy this moment.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Facial Planes

I made this self portrait with the goal to define facial planes. Facial planes are the areas that the skin changes direction based on the underlying bone structure. It is an interesting way to compose a picture because you are not necessarily depicting what is there; you are constructing an image based on shapes and forms.

This was a valuable illustration because it became the basis for my digital portraits. To see examples of my digital portraits please visit the following link: