Hi friends!

Just a quick share and tip for ya today.

So, I have personally been working and creating a little out of the box as of recent. The blog has not been updated as much as I normally like to as I have been using every waking our available outside of my normal work and duties to finish a project. I am getting close to the finish, and I am sure I will share more about it soon, but here is a quick peak at it!

Juicing collageIts a screen grab of a Lightroom mobile collection that I can view across all of my apple devices and easily share with my client as well! More on that in another post though:)

I chat about the project a bit more in this “Quick Tip” video I posted today.

Let me know what you think!

Any tips for how YOU energize your creativity?

Share in the comments below!

Photography, or any artistic journey for that matter, is usually personal. A solo exploration into what really fulfills your heart as you create and then of course, share with the world. Outside of this personal deep dive into ourselves, we also look for the external influence of our fellow creators for inspiration, direction, and fuel for our work. It’s with that in mind that I look forward to sharing these Sunday evening posts with you all. I hope you find some these artists as inspirational as I do. As a “painter of light” myself, I find this guys work especially fascinating!

Meet the Artist – Harold Ross

So I’m not going to share too much of his work here on the blog as most images are all posted online without embed codes, but here is a quick screen shot right from his main site. If you click on it, it will take you right to his site and gallery ….  (but make sure and come back!)

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Amazing isn’t it?!

I have personally dabbled a teeny bit into this kind of art, but it is essentially painting with light from a flashlight. Sounds simple, but try it. Takes a while to master….trust me! My friend (and studio photography mentor) Alex Koloskov did a great interview with him over on his Photogy site here, so make sure and check it out for more of his amazing work and site links!

Looks like I am going to have to dig out the flashlights and get painting again:)

So, who inspires you? What keeps your creative journey alive?

Feel free to share in the comments below:)

Oh, and here is a quick video from Harold about some of his post processing techniques. Cool stuff!

So I just got back from a nice brisk (love it when I get to use that word!) bike ride downtown to see my friend Kevin. I did a post about him here a while ago about the art he creates and the impact he has made on my life. This shot is from last year, but from what I have seen so far, he is kicking it up a notch or ten this year!

Still amazes me to see what you can do with a pile of sand, a few thousand led pixels, and a creative team.

This one (although a pretty awful image) is about all I have from last year. I think I need to get there closer to the “blue hour”don’t ya think?

More from this year soon!

Watching the tree

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Nuff said…..

Sunrise in the Canyon
Oh….and I did share a quick tip Tuesday video over on the ole’ YouTubes, but its not really photography related. It’s over here if you are curious though:)

Again, just a quicky post today (Mike, is that anyway to start a blog entry? Really…..)

Been a little busy recently working on a cool photography project I’ll share a bit about soon. It kind of involves a few things I am personally passionate about, but like I said, more on that soon:)

That being said, I still want to try to stay current for those out there who like tuning in for the daily image.

Here is one I shared with my Facebook peeps today…..

Marketplace in Annecy-2

As I mentioned there, these little markets throughout many European villages are so cool! The bread guy, the cheese guy, the produce guy, the wine guy….what more do ya need? I captured this one while wandering the cute little town of Annecy this past summer:)

I’ll go into the process a bit deeper on a future post, but I have been playing around with the “Impressions” plugin from Topaz. I really love the options on this app. The latest version upgrade to 1.1 has even more styles to choose from! Again, a deeper dive soon as I am fading fast as I type this (actually, this is such a boring post that I hope YOU aren’t dozing off as well!)

I need to start outlining these posts don’t I……?

Anyway, check out some of the other cool toys from the cool folks at Topaz here. The Impressions plugin is what I used to create those “painterly” looks of parts of the image above. (I kinda already said that didn’t I?)

Yeah, its time to turn in……

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