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California/Colorado

Wow, it’s been awhile!  I wouldn’t know where to start on excuses for not posting pictures in such a long time.  I guess the main reason being busyness but also I lost a lot of photographic inspiration during the winter.  Not much to take pictures of when everything is dead in a flat place like OKC, at least for newbies like me. I’m really just trying to get back into the practice of having a photographic eye, which can be really tough to do.

This was taken from the balcony of the room Zane, Hayley, and I stayed in the Hotel Colorado in the President’s Suite.  According to Zane, the room we stayed in was the one Theodore Roosevelt used to always stay at when he vacationed here.  This was an awesome birthday present from the both of them:

One of the staircases at the hotel.  The hotel reminded me of “The Shining”:

These are a few pictures I took while in San Diego with Hayley’s family.  We got to drive over to La Jolla, which I highly recommend doing if you ever get the chance.  The picture below is using a technique called the Orton Effect, which gives the photograph a “painterly” feel.

the sunset on the beach was beautiful. I liked how the rocks where all facing the same direction, also green is my favorite color to photograph. If I had my filters, I would have stacked them and made this like a 5 sec. shot to smooth out the water, but alas they were stolen:

Couldn’t resist taking a picture of this beauty:

The Alpha male of the group:

Later,

Cody


1x

I’m really pleased to announce that my Oklahoma State Capitol picture has been published on www.1x.com.  This is a site I’ve been frequenting quite a bit these past few months as my interest in photography has grown.  I originally heard about the site from Ken Rockwell and it’s intrigued me ever since.  This is an online art gallery for talented photographers around the world to try and submit their best works.  Only a fraction of pictures sent in are published on the front page.  They go through an intense screening process and are also voted on by the members.  About 500 photos a day are submitted and of those, about 5 actually get published.  The traffic on 1x is really amazing.  My picture has been published for a day and a half and has already received nearly 17,000 unique views!  I’m really excited about this and I hope to get more published eventually.

Click here to check out the Oklahoma Capitol Building on 1x.

Later,

-Cody


Oklahoma Farmland pt. II

Another farmscape (yes I just made that term up) caught my eye last week and I got to catch it in some decent light.  Our state is awesome, I get to see this sort of thing daily on my way to work.  Once these farmers bail the hay, it’s usually gone within a day or two, so I was quick to get this picture:

I thought the BW worked well with the mood the sky and barn gave.

Later,

-Cody