Good Morning - © Brian Ingram 2013
Ever walk from a dark movie theater into the bright afternoon sun, or wake up to a bright morning? That was the concept behind this photograph, that point in time when you come from the dark, into the light, and your eyes have not quite adjusted to the change.
Snow Ridge (Littlescape) - © Brian Ingram 2013
I shot this not knowing exactly what it was going to come out looking like, but I had an idea of what I was going for. I wanted to make this little scene appear much larger then it really was. I think it worked from a distance and scale perspective, the thing that killed it was the snow itself, it had started to melt and the resulting snow/ice mixture was larger then just strait snowflakes so you can get a sense of the real scale from them. Oh well, something to work on.
Skating on it - © Brian Ingram 2013
This was taken in March of 2013. We had a cold snap that put this amazing layer of ice on everything. The ice in March did not surprise me, but what was cool was that the ice was suspended over the surface below by 4 to 5 inches, like an ice dome. I had not seen that before.
What would make the ice form in this ice dome form? There are more images I will post that are of bushes and shrubs encased in ice balls like giant christmas ornaments. It was really cool.
Sense there was some fresh snow around, i guess the Ice formed on top of the snow and then melted due to the warmth of the surface it was on, leaving the ice shell.
I shot this at 190mm with a macro lens. I love to shoot ice when it is possible, watching it form and melt is almost like it is an organism growing and receding. People just don’t seem to get right up on things anymore and they miss out on the cool things nature does.
Last Morning - © Brian Ingram 2013
The Sunrise of the last morning at RainBow Camp for our 2013 Trip to Bristol Bay Lodge. It was a cold trip up river this morning due to the overcast sky. This camp is perfectly situated to be able to capture the sunrise over the hills and river.
Traces of Fall - © Brian Ingram 2013
Last fall was a rough time in Colorado, with the hardships of the floods impacting people all across the front range it was hard to get out and enjoy the fall colors. We got out late and many of the aspens had already dropped their leaves, but there were still some small groupings, mixed in with evidence of the coming season.
Slips Full of Holes - © Brian Ingram 2013
I have never owned a boat before, and doubt I ever will. I was once told that boats of any size are essentially holes in the water you throw money and the size of the boat is directly related to the size of the hole and the amount of money you have to throw into it.
That said, they are quite beautiful to take pictures of and the concept behind the design is right in line with my “live smaller and make the best use of space” philosophy.
I really liked the way the path up the center was lit, but I was a little surprised at the color difference between the left and right side of the pathway.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
Wet Clematis - © Brian Ingram 2014
i shot these in my back yard last week, after doing some watering, with a Canon G1X Mark II. It is a terrific camera that I would recommend for anyone that wants to shoot and print great snapshots of the family vacation, but it is not a replacement for an SLR with good lenses.
One of the things I love to shoot, is Macro, the G1X MII, like many of its competitors and siblings, has a macro mode, but it is pretty weak. This was as close as I could get to these Clematis and still get good focus. Another weakness was noise and sharpness. The noise levels on this camera are higher than I would like, especially given the ample amount of light in these shots, and I found the sharpness to be a little soft and hit or miss at times.
I might try one more camera, the Fuji X100S. I have played with a friends a couple of times and it seems like an excellent camera with very low noise and excellent sharpness.
I don’t think I will take a test camera on my upcoming trip to Iceland. This will be a new destination for me and I want to make sure I take the tools I know well so I can get the shots I want the first time without fumbling around with new settings and functions.