this is a series of 5 shots i had to do for my film class. the idea was to make a fictional documentary story. so my fictional story was this character returning home after a natural disaster had torn through his home. the prints look better in real life, things never look as good scanned as they do first hand.
special thanks to mike sicoli for helping me out with the shots and borrowing his lens.
i’ve been shooting a lot mainly in film for class, which is partially why i haven’t updated this in a bit. this was one shot in an assignment, my brother in the fields, shot to satisfy the “portrait” assignment. i’ll have some more film shots up soon. taken with a canon rebel, kodak 36 vivid colour roll of film, 50mm 1.4 wide open.
this is darren and amy. i’ve had the pleasure of knowing darren most my life – amy only a year or two, and these two lovebirds are getting married. i offered to take some engagement photos for them and heres one of the 172 shots i took this afternoon. i’ve only processed this one, so i may be posting some more down the road.
tuesday night i went out with mike to louth to shoot. we’ve been there before but only in the winter. so much less water and easier access to the upper part of the falls than in winter conditions. this is a 78 image panoramic image that took over half an hour to complete shooting, and days to assemble due to the large file size. add in long computer loading times for even simple processes (levels, etc.) and i have an image that took actual days to capture/edit/process. i’ve been considering making this print on canvas as well, its the largest shot i’ve ever compiled coming in at 1GB in file size and 174.4 megapixels.
on saturday we had a celebration for my grandfather turning 90 years old. i was blessed enough to be able to make it and help him celebrate his long life and good health with friends and family. his age is strictly a number…he is still sharp, he still cuts hair, he still grows vegetables, still cuts the lawn, and is still the life of the party.
heres a shot from the inside of the abandoned house, looking out of a broken window into a field. this was one of the first areas that drew my interest. the lighting was spectacular but unfortunately our cameras can’t see as much as our eyes. i had to use a tripod and do some bracketing to get good exposures for the inside and out and combine them.
i was shooting a retirement party the other day and i was testing out exposure settings in the banquet room against the window lighting. here was a test shot that ended up obviously too dark (trying out spot metering, but ended up just using exposure bias by a couple stops). i still like the shot though, you can see a marina with a bunch of boats in the background as well.
and in the worst of situations comes some great tourist photos. recently i went on a tour with my band throughout the US. the tour was cut in half due to van problems (we saw 4 mechanics and many more breakdowns). when we first broke down in baltimore, maryland we missed our first show but instead gained an opportunity to drive to washington DC and walk around…we even saw barack obama leave the whitehouse (we think).
well, this is the new polowick.com site. it has my favourite pieces of design for viewing. as well as a collection of my favourite photographs, and a link to my photoblog. this is the 182th image i’ve posted consecutively, even over christmas and other holidays (and my birthday!). 8 days from now i’ll be taking a trek across the states with my band which will leave me unable to post images every day. it was fun while it lasted and my photographs have become a little strained.
time constraints and the being uninspired (at least photographically) have left me stretching back into my archiving and posting photos i wouldn’t normally post, and post-process the way i shouldn’t. from now on i’ll try and update this photoblog when i can…it could be every week, every two weeks, or if this summer leaves me inspired again, it could possibly become a daily photoblog again. thank you to all of those who have taken the time to visit my site every day and another thanks to those who took the time to email me or comment. thanks!