Canon 5D

Obama holds another baby

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President Barack Obama holds a baby while greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

All Presidents do this and it’s great fodder for photographers. Great juxtaposition of faces: baby and Obama.

My 97 year old mother

My mother was 97 yesterday

Los Angeles, California. Another year, another birthday. Amazingly, my mother is still going (a bit less strongly) at 97. I couldn’t get her to sit for enough shots to get a bit of a non-forced smile out of her so this rather serious look was the best image I got. Trust me, she still has her (naughty) sense of humor and still surprises all of us with her verbal wit.

Amazing.

New York blur

New York blur

New York City. I saw this image by Teresa on flickr and while it looks a bit overcooked I like it and thought it would be fun to do more like it. I just joined the blur baby blur group on flickr and thought I had this old (2007) image online but can’t find it online so here it is well after the fact.

This image was shot into a window so it’s a selection of blur.

I want to do more with this, either moving the camera or purposefully creating blur by other means.

Beaver dam and Pecoy Notch, Catskills

Beaver Dam

My flickr contact Tyler Sparks was on the same hike we were on yesterday and we must have missed him by an hour. This is a spectacular infrared image of the beaver dam below Pecoy Notch (the col in the background) between Twin and Sugarloaf Mountains in the Catskills. The Devil’s Path hike runs across the skyline of this image.

Queen Anne’s Lace from underneath

Queen Anne's Lace from underneath

Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock. Washington, Connecticut. Went back to the same tall Queen Anne’s lace plant today with 5D and 100mm macro lens both of which I’m out of practice using. I think the shots with deeper focus are better but I somehow liked the shallow depth of field and blur in this one and the detail in the undercarriage of the plant. Best to return again and keep trying.

Today I had a group of great people with me, the new “Steep Rock Photo Club” or whatever we’re going to call it. Fun to get out with a group of nice folks and do some shooting. I hope we continue to meet up.

More Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

This series of images was taken on visits to the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California over an eight year period.

I usually find this type of modern architecture sterile, but here the architect Richard Meier created spaces that are not only pleasant to be in but include interesting lines, windows, angles, curves, and textures in almost every view. Looking abstractly at these details reveals patterns that capture my eye as a photographer, and as many visual artists know, once you notice something like this, it’s hard to let go of it. I continue to visit the Getty and add to this collection.

Here’s the entire set so far: Getty Center Abstractions

I have a show of these images coming up next month. If you’re in the area stop by.

Getty Center Abstractions
Photographs by Richard Wanderman

Opening Saturday, January 7, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Artist’s talk: 3:45 pm followed by reception

January 7 – April 14, 2012
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House
229 East Litchfield Rd.
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-3163
www.wisdomhouse.org

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

More Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

This series of images was taken on visits to the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California over an eight year period.

I usually find this type of modern architecture sterile, but here the architect Richard Meier created spaces that are not only pleasant to be in but include interesting lines, windows, angles, curves, and textures in almost every view. Looking abstractly at these details reveals patterns that capture my eye as a photographer, and as many visual artists know, once you notice something like this, it’s hard to let go of it. I continue to visit the Getty and add to this collection.

Here’s the entire set so far: Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

More Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

This series of images was taken on visits to the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California over an eight year period.

I usually find this type of modern architecture sterile, but here the architect Richard Meier created spaces that are not only pleasant to be in but include interesting lines, windows, angles, curves, and textures in almost every view. Looking abstractly at these details reveals patterns that capture my eye as a photographer, and as many visual artists know, once you notice something like this, it’s hard to let go of it. I continue to visit the Getty and add to this collection.

Here’s the entire set so far: Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center Abstraction

More Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

This series of images was taken on visits to the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California over an eight year period.

I usually find this type of modern architecture sterile, but here the architect Richard Meier created spaces that are not only pleasant to be in but include interesting lines, windows, angles, curves, and textures in almost every view. Looking abstractly at these details reveals patterns that capture my eye as a photographer, and as many visual artists know, once you notice something like this, it’s hard to let go of it. I continue to visit the Getty and add to this collection.

Here’s the entire set so far: Getty Center Abstractions

Getty Center Abstraction

Getty Center staircase