Not your average everyday photography.

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What’s laying around…

I’m not sure what inspired me to do this today. I think it may have been just how the light was coming in through my basement window, but regardless I’m happy I did. Some of my favorite things to photograph are discarded items. Be it buildings or just trinkets someone no longer cares for. The light coming through the window made me notice the cobwebs around the corners and little trinkets I had put up there when I first moved in. It was then that the lightning bolt struck… I LIVE IN A FREAKING BASEMENT!!!! The entire place is full of discarded stuff! Not to mention my BIL also has a workshop area set up as well. So grabbing my camera it was time to play. Here’s some of what I got:


One of those days…

That you want to crawl under a rock and stay there.


Toys + Bokeh = Mega awesome

Over the weekend I decided to spend some time reading and practicing different photo techniques. First up to bat is bokeh. And if you’re wondering what bokeh is, it’s when points of light in the background turn into pretty little orbs of light which kind of resemble stars. With the lovely assistance of Senor Stormtrooper and Mr. Tick I snapped off a couple neat shots.

After playing with that a while I found some supplies laying around the house to make my own bokeh lens hood. With a bit of tinkering around with thin cardboard and some stamps I was able to make a star…

And a little heart…

And there you have it. My first adventure into bokeh!! I had an absolute blast working on this and without even realizing it spent 10 hrs playing around with it. Also helps that i had the coolest “models” EVAR!! To check out some more shots just scope out my Flickr stream.