photography

Days

Tools used: a crop-sensor DSLR, Lightroom, Premiere

Remarkitecture NYC: Lower Manhattan

Tools used: camera, D3.js, being a touristy dork

Thing practiced: documenting neat buildings so I don’t forget

I’ve always loved beautiful buildings, and New York as their apotheotic urban motherland. Cities (and humans) have to perpetually reinvent themselves to stay alive, and New York is the best example of this I know. There’s vast beauty in the uniformly-timeworn structures of Renaissance Florence or the Campidoglio, true — but a modern city needs more.

Architecture, as Vincent Scully says, is a conversation between generations. What New York’s architecture shows us is that we can both safeguard the past and believe that today can be just-as-good or better.

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, or just the notes; all photos from May 9–13, 2015.

Timeslivered

Tools used: camera, tripod, Lightroom, Photoshop

I love the idea of capturing time, of places where time is a visible dimension. (Seems so démodé that we can live in space and videostream from Japanese mountaintops but still can’t travel in time.)


Lower Manhattan from Riverside Park, Hoboken (32 shots/34 minutes)


Downtown LA from Elysian Park (13 shots/19 minutes)

Photos: A (over) B

Thing practiced: pretend Instagram

Tool used: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens

Photos: Points, edges

Thing practiced: having a camera on me

Tools used: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake

Radiohead — No Surprises

Things practiced: looking out the window

Tools used: Canon Rebel T3i running Magic Lantern (video), Yamaha P120 electronic piano + Zoom H4n audio recorder (sound)

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Photos: San Francisco

Thing practiced: walking around

Photos: Around LA

Thing practiced: photography

Tools used: Canon Rebel T3i, Canon 40mm f/2.8 lens


El Matador SB (Malibu) – f/3.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100
El Matador SB (Malibu) – f/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100

Angeles Crest Highway (Mount Wilson) – f/4, 1/3200 s, ISO 100

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Angeles Crest Highway (Mount Wilson) – f/4, 1/2000 s, ISO 100
Getty Center (Brentwood) – f/2.8, 1/40 s, ISO 3200

Getty Center (Brentwood) – f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100

Lake ShrineLake Shrine
Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades) – f/4.5, 1/120 s, ISO 400
Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades) – f/4.5, 1/160 s, ISO 250

Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades) – f/11, 1/120 s, ISO 160

Photos: California coast

Thing practiced: photography

Tools used: Canon Digital Rebel T3i, Canon 40mm pancake lens, and a hat to keep my hair from flying into the shot

Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes National Seashore – f/2.8, 1/400 s, ISO 100

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkPoint Reyes National Seashore
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park – f/8, 1/20 s, ISO 100
Point Reyes National Seashore – f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100

Limekiln State Park Limekiln State Park – f/2.8, 1/20 s, ISO 100

Photos: Around LA

Thing practiced: photography

Tools used: Canon Digital Rebel T3i with a Canon 40mm EF f/2.8 pancake lens and a Tiffen circular polarizer

Huntington Library - outside Huntington Library, near main gallery – f/2.8, 1/80 s, ISO 100

Huntington Library - rose garden Huntington Library, rose garden – f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100

Huntington Library - Japanese garden Huntington Library, Japanese garden – f/2.8, 1/80 s, ISO 200

Huntington Library - Japanese garden Huntington Library, Japanese garden – f/2.8, 1/60 s, ISO 320

Huntington Library - bamboo forestHuntington Library - desert garden
Huntington Library, bamboo forest – f/2.8, 1/80 s, ISO 1600
Huntington Library, desert garden – f/2.8, 1/60 s, ISO 200

Huntington Library - lily pond Huntington Library, lily pond – f/2.8, 1/60 s, ISO 1600

Griffith Observatory Griffith Park, walk up to the observatory – f/2.8, 1/25 s, ISO 3200

Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory, southeast view – f/2.8, 0.3 s, ISO 3200

Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory, southeast view – f/2.8, 1/25 s, ISO 3200