A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts

Posts Tagged ‘light

Going for dinner

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The Underpass

On one of our overnights all four crew members walked to a nearby restaurant for something to eat and unwind from a day of flying. Of course I carried the camera and as we walked under the underpass the light caught my attention. I stopped and took a couple of images. When I stopped, they all stopped and waited. They tolerate me, too.

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January 5, 2010 at 12:01 am

I can wait, maybe…

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Lamp and Shadows

Here’s my story. So, I leave the coffee shop after a small mocha latte and a half cup of coffee. I knew I should use the restroom before I leave but because I was in a hurry I decided against it. (Did you notice all the “I’s” in that sentence? Sometimes it’s not such a good idea to listen to a caffeinated person.) Anyway, traffic back to the apartment was no problem but the beautiful sunshine was. I walk into the apartment and discovered the room filled with bright sunlight. Now we’ve just had gray skies and rain for the last 2 days so I am a bit excited. All I can see is the sunlight coming in on the lamp and casting its shadow on the wall. I tell myself I can wait! I imagine it was comical to watch me dance in the middle of the living room, grabbing my camera out of my bag and firing off a dozen shots and chimping to make sure there are not blown highlights. Got it! I put the camera down and off the to restroom I go. Oh, the decisions a photographer makes when good light appears. Anyone else have to make tough decisions like that?

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December 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

It’s All About Light

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Flowers in light

This was taken in the hotel lobby in Dallas. The back of the lobby is a wide open room with a wonderful sky light in the center. As I walked by I noticed the light shinning on these flowers sitting in the center of the room. It’s all about the light!

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November 5, 2009 at 12:01 am

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The Little Vase

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Chinese Vase

Practice will help me become a better photographer. However, some people think I’m a bit nuts when I take images of the simple things that don’t seem that important. Case in point is this small metal vase my parents received as a gift from friends who visited China. I saw the light coming in the window, was quickly attracted to the scene and felt it was an excellent opportunity to practice. So, while mom and dad watch in confusion, their son is firing away and chimping at the familiar.

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November 4, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Warm Glow

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Warm Light

Warm Glow

Another hotel room. I guess we all will take images of what we see around us. In my case it’s a lot of hotels over the past two years. For some of you that may seem boring but I must say I’ve stared in wonder at some views from windows. That’s even been swimming around in my head for theme gallery. I am also taken by some of the light and colors we can find through windows. In this image the orange shade gives off a warm glow to the whole room. It’s simple and what I experience.

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June 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Look at me!

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Look at me!

Look at me!

Natures paint brush is light. In this image the light is painting the small leaf between the tree trunks. It seems to shout, “Look at me!” Hope everyone has had a good weekend.

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June 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Lamp Shade

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Hotel Lamp

Hotel Lamp

I’m intrigued by lamps. No I’m not strange. I think it’s because of this photographers eye that’s drawn to shapes, colors and patterns. I take quite few photos of them and trash most of them as I struggle to present the feeling I have when I first encounter them.  And, of course, they’re everywhere. This one was in my hotel room in Atlanta and I do like how this one turned out.

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April 3, 2009 at 12:01 am