September 4-10, 2012
This is an new record for the 365 Photo Project–four shots from four different states! Alaska, California, Colorado and Washington. I hope this ends up being the record, but who can tell?
After the better part of a week in Palm Springs, I had to fly to Denver for the Western Arts Alliance Conference. I was a little worried about being able to keep up with my 365 Photo Project. The WAA conference is intense! You are on the go from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night. I enjoy working on this project best when I can take time to consider my shots and explore my environment. I knew Denver was going to be tough.
The week began the day after Labor Day. I chose two shots this day. I liked the unripened fruit, particularly the texture of the skin. Not sure if it is a grapefruit or an orange.
I also like airplanes and airports. What struck me about this shot were the clouds in the background. They looked ominous, and I just liked the plane.
Having been to Denver before, I knew there was one image I wanted to capture, the Blue Bear in front of the convention center. I was stoked that my hotel room over looked the bear. I got a chance to watch the light fall on him. I determined it would be tough to get a well lit shot because the bear spent most of the day in shadow. I do lime the shot I got. I even went inside to get a shot of him looking into the building. It wasn’t as good.
As I said earlier, I was worried about being able to take time to get some shots. The martini glass is a shot of my Cosmo I was drinking. I spent most of the day in meetings and night was coming on, so I knew I had to do something or else lose my commitment to the 365 Photo Project. I got my iPhone out and shot this. I actually kind of like it. The countertop was some kind of stone that was lit from below. I think this was my first iPhone shot for the project. Sometimes desperation is a good thing.
Friday night turned into a strange evening. Again most of the day was spent in meetings, and I wasn’t carrying my camera. I had gone to see Pat Metheney at the Botanic Gardens. Earlier in the day, I had shot a building from my hotel window so I would have a safety shot. I do that some days when I know I’ll be on the go. The safety shot makes me feel better. We decided to leave the concert early and go back to the hotel and then out to a restaurant for dinner.
On the way back we got sidetracked. It was First Friday and there were all these galleries open and people everywhere. We walked through the galleries, and I came across this artist who was doing a sketch a day in pen and ink. Her models were Facebook profile pics of people who liked her page. I loved it and shot this with my iPhone.
Flying home on Saturday, I shot this in Seattle. I had just read an article on sunsets, and I used some of the techniques mentioned to improve my sunset shooting.
Sunday has two shots. Instead of sticking around the house after being gone for 10 days, I wanted to explore. It was a beautiful day and eventually we found kite surfers! You can see the story of the whole adventure of shooting the kite surfing and a bunch of pictures in this earlier post.
While we were traveling, fall came. This is a shot of the fall colors as they come to Anchorage.
It was a good week and the last for awhile that will see me on the road.