Fri Jul 14, 2017
This is the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford.Read More
Tue Jun 27, 2017
This is the Peddle Bell Tower at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the Ole Miss campus. I loved the roses that were in the flower bed (who doesn't love roses). I thought this photo would look nice with a vintage touch, while highlighting the red of the roses. I desaturated all the colors except for the red (which I actually slightly desaturated) so that the red would be very vibrant. I muted the blue in the sky to have some color at the top but not overpower the roses. Fun with photo editing!Read More
Sun May 21, 2017
Since I posted a photo from Mississippi State yesterday, I guess it only seems right to post a photo from Ole Miss today (I guess that depends on who you root for). This is a shot from the Grove in the middle of campus, a well known part of campus, especially for football game days and it is a very beautiful, well shaded spot.Read More
Sun Aug 7, 2016
This fountain is located on the Ole Miss campus behind the library in a nice little shaded courtyard. I used a polarized filter for this photo so that I can get a bit of a long exposure and capture the movement of the water. I'm hoping to explore more of these types of shots with my polarized filter and my ND filters in hopes of getting some interesting long exposure shots during the daytime.Read More
Fri Jul 8, 2016
This is the James Meredith statue and monument from the Ole Miss campus. I thought this was a great tribute to Meredith being the first black student to enroll at Ole Miss amidst lots of backlash stemming from racism. Powerful reminder. I tried to capture it in a powerful way.Read More
Thu Jun 30, 2016
As I was walking around the Ole Miss campus toward the Lyceum I happened to look behind because I had passed this really cool old building on the Grove. When I did I saw how the sun was dimmed by the tree as it kind of peaked around it. I know enough about my camera and its setttings to know that I could probably get a nice sunburst if I closed my aperture down as far as it would go. So I set the aperture to f22 (basically a pin hole) and ended up with this neat effect that I really love.
I really likek to play with light like this, by using a smaller aperture and seeing what comes about because of it. Although a higher aperture is mostly used to let in less light, I also like to paly around with it at night for that very reason, because although, yes, it is darker at night, or sunset/sunrise, there are lights all around that can be muted and given a nice effect with a higher aperture starting at about f16. It's not always needed, but is fun to play with and see what kind of photo you can get with it. The great thing about digitial is that you can just snap the same photo at every aperture if you want to and choose the one that looks the best, that's if you have a lot more patience than I do.
Sidenote: There was also a truck parked in front of that building that I didn't want to be in the photo, so the tree being there also allowed me to take a photo without the truck.Read More