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365 Photography Project_Twenieth Post

Sunday February 20, 2011 Shot through a resturant's window which has a mirrored wall at the back in which you can see mine & Lauren's images.

Monday February 21, 2011 Lauren going that extra mile for the perfect shot of the snow-tinged hills.

Tuesday February 22, 2011 earthquake in New Zealand_We relate, believe me.

Wednesday February 23, 2011_ I wanted to take a photograph of the woman there taking a photograph, took me several tries, but I got what I wanted, both of us documenting the revolt. I wish I knew who she is.

Thursday February 24, 2011 Going stealth @ the mall, a technique I learned about from a photographer on Twitter.

Friday February 25, 2011 Democrats protesting in Wisconsin mainly over collective bargaining.

Saturday February 26, 2011The lobby_SFMOMA_ The family & I journeyed north to San Francisco so we could visit SFMOMA, much much photography plus most of my most favorite moderns, Johns & Rauschenber of course, plus Stills, Rothko, Pollock, de Kooning, Kline et al. I had Thiebaud cake & the best coffee ever for snack. David & Lauren had cheese & butter sandwiches...yum.

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Mar. 4th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Those are quite a set of pics depicting drama!
Mar. 4th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed with Lauren's balancing act on what looks like a very narrow fence top and the tiniest of branches for holding onto. ;)

I like these! The trip to SF sounds wonderful. I'm curious about the stealth technique you learned. Will you share?
Mar. 9th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
my daughter is a climber, always has been, at least now she has purpose other than just the fun of it.

The stealth technique came from a photographer I follow on twitter who was reluctant to photograph people directly because he couldn't get natural expressions. So, you lean against a wall or whatever, even stroll along pausing now and then all casual-like, holding the camera at your hip, and, once still, shoot away. It takes some getting used to as I tend to over shoot and take pictures of the ceiling. He used a rather larger camera than mine and still, no one noticed and he got great shots on city streets. With a point&shoot, the camera can hardly even be seen.
Mar. 4th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
I really like the last one. It's like a series of shapes all stacked up on each other. It also looks like the color of the balconies gets lights as it ascends which is a nice touch.
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
oooh, it does look as if the balconies get lighter, cool. Guess which is my favorite? That's right, my darlin', that she did what she had to to get her photograph and how her outfit goes so beautifully with her environment :)
Mar. 5th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
Stealth Photography
So can you talk a little about your technique? It's something I try for, sometimes successfully, often not. I like the results.

Your New Zealand picture is incredibly clear.

Pictures of you/you and Lauren reflected in a picture of something else is getting to be a nice motif. Like it. Like the tableclothes. FanSee
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: Stealth Photography
You simply hold the camera at your hip and lean against something like the wall, I did the same technique at the museum and got some interesting shots there as well, but it does take some getting used to, I often end up shooting the ceiling.

That NZ shot did come out clear, the other five, not so much. I like the Wisconsin one, the fist pumping the air, I didn't even see that until I uploaded the photograph. And the the sign that says 'Kill...what?

You're right, I hadn't thought of it but I am doing a theme, I just love reflections and how, like with this one, the window itself isn't obvious.
Mar. 5th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
My favorite is the stealth mall shot. Nice angle. :-)
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
you hold your camera at your hip, casually leaning up against the wall or whatever. I have to say, the ones I took that showed people's face, I deleted.
Mar. 7th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
These were really great.
I like especially the "The lobby_SFMOMA". Really beautiful.
And well done with the stealth mall pic. You did a great job =)
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
I am getting my stealth down, yeah? ;).

The museum's lobby is very dramatic since it's an atrium. They're remodeling soon, for added space, and I sure hope they don't touch this area, but they are right off downtown, with little room to maneuver. I think they plan on going up. Hope so.
Mar. 11th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
What is Thiebaud cake? What is the secret technique for the mall shot? Is the SFMoMA pic of the atrium? I liked how you captured the cell phone picture of Libya.
Mar. 12th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
Wayne Thiebaud is a local artist, of national prominence, and he paints wonderful pictures of cake:
but he's also known for his paintings of San Francisco:
so the museum serves his cake, only seems right.

The mall technique is to hold the camera at hip level and stand casual so you can take photos of life unobserved. I got the idea from a professional photographer on twitter who didn't like how people changed when he pointed a camera at them. Still, when I get a direct shot of someone's face, I have decided, so far, not to post. That will probably change.

I like that one, which I tried for, & the arm pumping the air, an accident, in Wisconsin.
Mar. 12th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Okay, I am officially a fan of Thiebaud. I love repetition. I love food in artwork and I love the colors he uses and the idea of the paint being slathered on like frosting. Is the cake more delicious than normal cake?

I have actually used the hip technique to take forbidden pics in museums. I thought it was a trick I didn't know and wanted to add to my repertoire. Lately I have been taking pictures of a fixed object in front of me but really I'm not, Im waiting for a pedestrian to walk by and then I snap them as they cross my field of vision. I have done 100s of these in different places. My favorites are the ones that turn toward me - they dont quite know if I am taking their picture and are extremely guarded in their expressions, suspicious. A rare few will smile. I may post these one day.
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