Monday, July 30, 2012

Bee on Flower

IMG_9757-Edit-Edit, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

I've been experimenting with square images. I think this format works particularly well with macro this one is.

The only issue is it's a bit difficult finding square frames.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Rust by Rob Weiher, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

Came across this very beat up and rusty Carmen Ghia the other day. I'm working on a scavenger hunt where rust is one of the items to find so this was my submission.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Flowers for inspiration

IMG_9519-Edit, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

At one point in my 365 project I got it in my head that taking photos of flowers was cheating because they were so easy. Once I got over that I find that flowers help me get through those times I've feeling a bit non-creative. The last few days I've spent strolling the many public gardens around Monterey where flowers are almost always in bloom year round.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nature's Kaleidoscope

Nature's Kaleidoscope, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

While on a short hike through the redwoods I spotted this rather large spiderweb that was all lit up by the sun. The way the light was hitting it reminding me of a kaleidoscope.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Marina beach long exposure

Marina beach long exposure, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

One thing that I learned from my 365 project was that I really enjoyed trying to make painterly photos. One way to do this was to use a long exposure and motion. I get quite a bit of satisfaction out of creating something that some people do in post all in camera.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Davenport beach

Davenport north, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

I met up with over 50 other photographers last Saturday to celebrate the one year anniversary of Google+ by going out on a photowalk. We met at this little blip on the map north of Santa Cruz and ventured down on the beach for part of the day and then down into Santa Cruz for dinner and some street photography. Big Sur has the most beautiful coast views but between Santa Cruz and San Francisco runs a very close second.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Big Basin Redwood SP

Big Basin Redwood SP, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

Someone called the shot "crunchy"...not sure what they meant. This was on a gaming forum in a photography thread...where for some reason my shots are the only ones that get any kind of negative critiques.

Is the shot good? bad? I have no clue anymore...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Big Basin Redwood State Park

IMG_9272, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

Camping amongst the California Redwoods got me an opportunity to work on my black and white skills.