March 31, 2011

Cherry Blossoms | Sunnyvale, CA | 03-29-11

I love cherry blossoms and have been wanting to take some different shots of them every year.  This year, I was disappointed to find the ones by where I live and work die or close up so early.  Luckily, I was in the area that I grew up in a few days ago and noticed that there were a bunch of cherry blossom trees around my mom's place.

One of the things that have been sticking in my mind is the concept of taking multiple shots of one thing.  You can end up with different images by zooming in to have a tighter frame of the subject, zooming out to include more of the background, placing the subject off centered, shooting from an upwards angle, etc.  These are the three I like the most.

March 20, 2011

SF MOMA | San Francisco | December 31, 2010

We spent part of New Year's Eve at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  One of the things I've been wanting to try more of is to use the surrounding area to frame the subject of a picture.