Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Alison: Day 6? Could it be I've already lost count??

not much to say about this. I took the picture tonight after finishing the tree-trimming. I plan to take a few, more detailed photos of the tree. I find the lighting fascinating to experiment with.

you guys, man your photos are creative. All three of the last ones from each of you captivated me. Tomorrow I get home early from work and I'm going to address each, but for now just wanted you to know I really enjoy what you're all sharing with me.

Harry: Day 6

Since I've been on this infernal quest to redo my desk for the past few days my creativity feels completely shot. I need to force myself outside to take some actual photos, or at least something that isn't just on my desk. One of the pens has a broken clip. Can you find it?

Jared Day 6: Hood Ornament

Snapped this reflection on the dirty hood of my car.

Day 5: Nightmares in your window

This is the window in my hallway that I blacked out with a collage, my hope was that the texture of the window would make the collage blend together. I took the picture at an angle, because that made sense to me at the time.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Alison Day 5: Fish are friends..

This is Morty. He's my old-as-shit goldfish. Doesn't look it, but he's at least six inches. Cool old dude, but I realized he really doesn't enjoy his picture being taken. I bought him a long time ago... several years, like 8+ from the feeder fish tank at Wal-Mart.

I'm hitting the hay. G'night guys.

Mat Ryan: Days 2, 3, and 4 (November 27, 28, 29)

This week, I'm sticking to the house, and forcing myself to take pictures of things in my room. Enjoy!

A collage that I made to black out a window in my room

Jar of quarters

Bottle of Jameson

Harry: Day 5

I made this delicious pasta thing for dinner, and going off Allison's texture post from yesterday I felt like I needed to take a photo of it once it cooled. I can't quite decide if it actually looks appetizing or revolting.

Jared Day 5: Fun With Shutter Speed Part II: Self Portrait x5

Messing around with the shutter again tonight. I took this one in the driveway, just set it on the back of may car and slowly walked around for 20 seconds.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harry: Day 4

This is where I work. I spend about 30 hours a week in this little box projecting the same movie over and over and over again. That little pink chair isn't very comfortable. And I wonder why I'm not feeling creative these days.

Alison Day 4: collections.

I took this one of several pieces of jewelry I own for no other purpose than to try out unusual or difficult lighting situations and different ISOs. Okay, I told a white lie. I also took this photo because I'm frequently drawn to things with multiple shapes, depths, and textures. Then again, who isn't?

Anyway, still loving what I'm seeing.

Here's mine for tonight:


One quick thing.

Maybe it's not so much a dude thing, but there is commenting allowed on each others' photos. Last year what it came down to was I'd send email notifications if you received comments on your photos.

Personally, I encourage commentary on my stuff. I think maybe we'd all like other opinions on what we photos we take.

Speak up, guys. Tell me what you think about the comments, moderating them, and whether you prefer to receive notification or not regarding comments on your photos.

Jared Day 4: Fun With Shutter Speed

I've been playing around with shutter speed lately. Took these tonight looking down onto interstate 89 about 5 minutes from my house. Lack of tripod and shaking hands due to the 30 degree temp left me with these two out of about 20. I went to the airport and attempted to get one of an airplane landing but it came out pretty crappy. On the plus side I've got another 361 days to try and get a good one.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Harry: Day 3

So, I'm in the process of rewiring my desk and all of the cables are everywhere. This is one of the smaller piles, but it at least had some interesting colors. Nothing really spoke to me today for some reason.

Alison: Day 3: my boyfriend bought me flowers...

weeks ago. And I still have them and think they are as fascinatingly beautiful dead as they are alive. Very different types of beautiful, but still.

This is all I've got tonight, boys.

Jared Day 3: First Snowfall In New Hammy

The first snowfall of the season came seemingly out of nowhere today, making for an hour long white out. Snapped these while on a cigarette break at work. The third picture is the view out my front windshield before I turned the wipers on.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Alison: Day 2: Automatic.

I'll admit this is kind of throw away. But I love this camera and really enjoyed taking these photos of it tonight. Today was pretty nondescript for me. I worked for 15 hours today between the bank and the store. Needless to say, I didn't exactly get many opportunities to snap photos.

Glad I could fall back on this baby and really explore the photo opportunities it presented to me.

Harry: Day 2

Graham & the Spin-N-Win. A bunch of us went out to Dave and Busters after thanksgiving dinner and I snapped a few shots on a REALLY expired roll of Tri-X 320. I never really liked that emulsion much, so hopefully you won't be seeing much more of it. I think I only have one more roll of it floating around (thankfully). I found two rolls of exposed film in my fridge today and I have absolutely no idea what's on them or where they are from so I'm going to run those soon and possibly post something from them if there's anything on them worth looking at. I didn't really do too much to the shot other than spot a few bits of dust off. My scanner <3's dust.

Food for thought.

First off! I'm damn stoked! I was so excited to log in and see all your photos tonight.

Jared meet Mat and Harry.
Mat meet Jared and Harry.
And Harry meet Jared and Mat.

I think there's going to be a lady named Audrey joining us. I'll have to touch base with her and see. I'll introduce her when she does join. In the mean time, over the next couple days I'll be updating the information on the sidebar (and removing some outdated information). One of the jobs I have is retail, so the hours are really crappy right now, otherwise I would have done it already. I'm actually forcing myself to plan photos already! Things'll settle down though. I know that much for sure.

Soooo... with that last paragraph being said, we all do have the option of having a little biography or blurb about ourselves in the sidebar. There are lots of them from contributors last year still there. If you'd like to have something about yourself in the side bar, please write it up and send it to me in an email and it will be done! Also, if there are any changes or additions to the site you'd like to see, let's discuss. I'm open to making this exactly what we want it to be this year.

Cannot wait to see more, guys!

Jared Day 2: Sushi

Sushi for dinner, it was the only part of my day that was worth mention. I didn't have my camera with me so I used the iPhone. Not the greatest shot but it was a pretty uninspiring forgettable day. I messed around for a bit with editing in Gimp 2.6 which I just got and basically know nothing about yet.

Day 1!: November 26, 2010

Well, I'm back to the project. After a day of ham, turkey, deep fried turkey and deep fried convenience store snacks, then waking up to snow, I decided that leaving the house was out of the question.
Here's a picture of some plates I put away!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Harry: Day 1

I had such high hopes for myself for the start of this project. Like pretty much everything else I've ever done, they were a bit on the lofty side and I'm already running egregiously behind. I know this is already officially Friday, but since I haven't yet gone to sleep it's still going to be my Day 1 post. Day 2 will be up after I've been to sleep, and I'm going to try and keep a bit more on track after that.

Anyhoo, since it's now after 3AM and I'd like to be getting to sleep soon I'll keep this on the shorter side. I want to use this project as a way to rekindle my love of photography. I'll fully admit I've gotten a bit sloppy and lazy with it since I went digital about three years ago. My goal is to get back to a place where I'm photographing more interesting subject matter and really thinking about what I'm shooting, not just shooting everything in my field of vision because I can. I'm sure we've all been there, taking eleventy billion photos of something uninteresting in the hopes one of them will accidentally become interesting.

I'm thinking as of the moment I want to go back to using more film and less digital. If you've met me, you know I'll change my mind nine hundred times over, but at least it's my intention as of now. If nothing else, the limited shot count should be helpful in making said shots count. That being said I'm planning on posting all sorts of photos this year. I'm not going to exclusively stick to making compelling fine art nonsense photos. Most of them will probably be some sort of glimpse into my bizarre day to day life, surely some of them will be conceptual, and others a study in technique. Whatever they are, I'm sure this will be a highly beneficial activity.

I took two rolls of film earlier today (er, yesterday at this point), but by the time I got home with them I had no desire to actually process the film. Hopefully I'll get around to that once I wake up later and they can make for my Day 2 photo. So, starting off my entries with a complete lie is the photo above. I didn't take it today, but I did scan it today. (poorly, but that's irrespective at this point). It's something I shot last summer, off the first test film I put through a new camera. It's on Fuji Velvia 50 and reminded me of warm weather, something we're rather lacking up here at the moment.

So, after all that long rambling entry, best of luck everyone. This should be an awesome year.

Jared Day 1: P.M. Tryptophan Wake-Up Walk

Alison: Day 1 on your mark...

Get Set.

This is on a horse farm not far from where I work. Not really sure this is what I originally had in mind, but it's a start, right?

Holiday Spirit Amidst Horse Country:

Time to dust off those cameras, boys and girls. Get your creative goggles on and let's shoot stuff!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving marks a new start!

Welcome back Mat, and let me introduce you to Harry. He's joining us this year and hope the excitement of having someone new on board will encourage us to keep each other active here.

I know you're both creative photographers; I cannot wait to see the works you produce over the next year.

It looks to be just the three of us starting out, but certainly feel free to invite anyone you think would enjoy it. Either way, I'm stoked!

Can't wait to see what we all produce on the very first day! I'm anticipating a food theme.


Also, one thing of significance:

I might recommend tagging all your posts with at least your name, that way they are all easily retrievable as the year goes on.