Not For Hire

I just realized I haven’t posted in awhile. It’s not that I haven’t been shooting, just for private clients so the editing time goes to them sadly. I am trying to get a comprehensive set from Cambodia and started the curation and early edits of the street photos. I am also actively planning my next trip to Cambodia which will include a few other spots in the country. It just seems, that every time I sit in front of the machine I’m editing photos for someone else.

I shot this truck in a back soi that most tourists will never go. Unless you have a bike you aren’t going to get back to where this soi is and no real reason to go there. When I saw it I knew I had to take the photo. The title, not for hire comes from the license plate.

Used Tonality to do the conversion. Nothing much fancy. Bit of a dodge and burn here and there and done.

Enjoy.

Not-For-Hire

Key Bridge

The name of this post gives it away. The bridge is the Key Bridge as its known locally but it’s full name is the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the writer of America’s National Anthem. I have issues with the anthem, not from a patriotic stand point but as a song itself. Watching the World Cup all the other countries had peppy sounding anthems; reminiscent of a waltz or something. The Star Spangled Banner is based on a British drinking song. So our melody is based on a tune that would allow Brits who were pissed out of their minds to sing bawdy lyrics somewhat in tune! For further information, Francis Scott Key himself wrote the lyrics while he was on a British Warship that was bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Irony? Who knows. Take a popular drinking song, find a young nation, add some lyrics and maybe you too can get a bridge named after you. Until then, use the picture as inspiration. Enjoy.

Key Bridge

Subway Stories

I will freely admit that I don’t like the Washington DC Metro.  Living in the suburbs means you drive and public transportation just isn’t something most of us consider.  When I have to go into DC itself its more convenient to take the Metro from my office to the office we have downtown considering the stop is in the building.  So with camera in hand off I went.

I almost didn’t publish these because I had my Olympus EM1 with my Nikon 55 1.2 attached to the camera so everything was manual focus which is a bit of a challenge in a dark environment with an electronic viewfinder.  I did one set of edits and hated them so I scrapped them and went back in and did them another way that I am more comfortable with and Subway Stories was born.  None of the images are technically flawless but its a change of pace of endless flower pictures which I am not really a fan of but apparently I’m really good at shooting.

Staring down the tunnel waiting for the train.

Subway Stories

The signs let you know which way the train is heading.  If you are public transportation challenged like me they are extremely helpful so you don’t screw up and get on the wrong train not that I have done that (much).

Subway Stories

Imagine Tattoo from Fantasy Island going “The Train!  The Train!”, If you don’t get that reference here you go.

Subway Stories

From My Walkabout

I’m not an Aboriginal from Australia.  Least that I know of.  Nor do my nightly walks have the significance of the Aboriginal Walkabout but I figured I show some images from my nightly forays into the wild suburban sprawl that I live in.

Nightly Walkabout
Saddle bags for the steel horse.
Nightly Walkabout
Bench Clearing Brawl
Nightly Walkabout
Towards the land of the setting Sun.