Monday, November 29, 2010

Chasing the shadow

Chasing the shadow, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.
I have a thing about photographing people without their permission. To be more exact...people on the street. I don't have problems at events like Scottish Highland Games where I photograph the athletes or the people dressed up in period costumes. They are fair game in my mind because they are performing and expect to be photographed.

So to compensate for my little quirk I focus on things like the feet when I do want people in my photo.

I do want to work on my street photography though. Because I really enjoy searching for and photographing reflections and shadows I've been inspired by Eli Reinholdtsen, who I just found via a Craft and Vision ebook, Chasing Reflections .If you haven't checked out Craft and Vision and their very well done and cheap ($5) ebooks then I would suggest you do.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Untitled, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

They put in a small outdoor ice rink in a small plaza here in Monterey so I thought I'd see about some motion shots. Since it was mid day I shot at 300mm, 1/25 sec, f/32 and ISO 100. I ended up with a painterly effect which I was quite happy to see.