Saturday, March 21, 2009

One Man's Trash...

(the sign at the bottom of the frame is probably my favorite part of the picture above)

These were taken at a firestation that I happened to drive by on my way back from the bank this afternoon. The building first caught my attention, and as I pulled into the parking lot I noticed an old demolished bus along with a bunch of smashed cars and what appeared to be some burned and broken crash test dummies or mannequins.
Unfortunately it was pretty overcast, and even began to rain as I started shooting so the lighting is pretty flat, but I thought it made for some pretty interesting scenery.
Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Foot in the Water

I'd like to start this blog by saying: I am new to photography.
I did take a beginning photo class in college, when we still developed prints in the darkroom, but the course I took was compressed into a couple months of summer classes.
In the end it seemed more like cramming for an exam, where you remember what you need to remember for the short amount of time necessary, but without continual practice the knowledge fades from existence.
Which brings me to present day. I recently bought a new digital SLR (Nikon D40) and am in the process of trying to "relearn" all the things I was already taught. My goal is to become comfortable with my camera as though it is an extension of my being. Right now it feels more like a newly attatched prosthetic, and I feel awkward and fumbly with it.
All that to say, please bear with me. My hope is that, as this blog progresses, my photos will also.
I am going to make a conscious effort (a mid-year resolution if you will) to take more pictures, and to post as often as I can.
But enough blabbering for now.
Here are some pics I took after work last night at a Marina in Redwood City.
I hope you enjoy!