Saturday, September 28, 2013

28th September 2013 - Art Prize

This weekend I went to Art Prize - The Art of ArtPrizing - Every year, artists from all over the world fill hundreds of venues all around the city -Grand rapids, with their artwork. The work of most of the Artists was stunning. Here are some of the Photographs I took of the artwork and the city.

This artwork is called Myth Or Logic. It is made of Bamboo pieces, suspended on lines. This was jaw dropping.

A chandelier in the Amway Hotel. Loved the way light shines in the night, each little lamp and each little glass piece throwing light in all directions. I clicked a few of them. This shot is one of the few.

This is a sculpture of Einstien named - "Between Theorems" by Montana artist Jim Dolan. Created from welded steel and powder-coated in gold, this is an exemplary piece of artwork of one of the greatest scientists we've had till now. 

"Between Theorems" shows Professor Einstein throwing a frisbee, taking a moment for light-hearted joy amidst his important work.

This was in the exhibit for 2012 and now placed in Grand Rapids, Downtown. I loved it.

I've visited the Downtown several times and everytime I see a new face. The Grand river passing through the tall buildings and the clouds and sunset give it a pleasant look. 

This picture is of Downtown and the Grand river in the evening with another artwork called the - "Silk waves in the Grand" by AI & Laurie Roberts. These are the rapid waves of silk feathers that fly in the Grand River.

Lucky Dog by artist Ritch Branstrom
is made by 4 Cedar trees, a boat and license plates as siding which are re-recycled license plates of 1930s .

Wish we could get these kinds of things in shops. Would be a nice piece of garden decoration.

A tie collection that was started over 55 years ago, was the inspiration for Gravy Stains.  How creative people can get? You have no idea!

Grand Rapids at night with camera without a tripod and slow shutter speed - the last one in this blog. This is all for this week. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 25th 1013

This week I mostly worked on  two websites and the rest of the time was spent taking indoor pictures and editing some of the them.

As Summer is working it's way to Fall, these greens will turn into yellows, browns and oranges. Will have to wait for 5-6 months to see them green again. So I clicked a few. These leaves are from the giant Oak trees we have here.

ISO - 100
Aperture- F 8
Shutter - 1/30 secs

I had Photoshop since quite some time but have not been using it for heavy editing. I like to enhance the image rather than create composites.  Digital Photography and Editing cannot be separated.  Some photo purists are strong believers that Photoshopping should remain separate from Photography. I stand in the middle and believe that taking a picture from your camera is 85% of the job and the rest is enhancing your work to make it  more appealing. This is the edit I did this week. I have given the Daisies a rustic look. I am not sure what you think of it. I like it.
ISO - 200
Aperture -22
Shutter - 1/8 secs

This is a hairy leaf which had a shiny look to it. I edited it to some extent .

ISO - 200
Aperture - F16
Shutter - 1/180 secs

This is all for today. Comments are welcome! Hope you all are having a nice week.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19th 2013

I haven't been blogging for some time. Lots of things were going on including flu. Anyway, now I am back. Here is a shot from a Botanical garden.
If anyone could ID this flower, I'll be highly grateful.

  • ISO - 100
  • Shutter Speed - 1/320 secs
  • Aperture -4.5

The very attractive Water Lilies. I have not been able to do justice to these flowers as there was a railing and I could not get closer than this. These flowers are super beautiful.

ISO -100
Shutter Speed -1/125 secs
Aperture - F16

One of the most cute shots in this post is this macro shot which I had not planned but this visitor came to me as a surprise in a flower which grew in my backyard. Looks like it's saying - Mirror Mirror on the wall , who's the cutest of them all.

ISO- 400
Shutter Speed - 1/90 secs
Aperture -  3.5
Hope you all will have a nice weekend!

  • ISO - 100
  • Shutter Speed - 1/30
  • F number -9.5

  • ISO - 100
  • Shutter Speed - 1/30
  • F number -9.5

  • ISO - 100
  • Shutter Speed - 1/30
  • F number -9.5