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17 Oct

#SooC52 Week 30 – Corrosion

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

There was a pretty significant delay since my last post, especially in this Straight Out of Camera 52 series. As some of you know I had the gallery solo-exhibition, as well as some crazy stuff going on with my house and projects around that, and that doesn’t mention everything else including my 4 kids, three of which had birthdays in the last three months and the youngest turning one. So yea, we’ve been pretty busy around here lately. Somewhere in there I did have a chance to shoot some photos for this theme – Corrosion. I’m just not getting time to write this and post these.
I’ve always really loved old cars like these, with the curves and everything about this era. I don’t know precisely what kind of cars these are besides from the obvious markings, so if you know, tell me in the comments below. The photos were taken in the woods at my in-laws, and instead of choosing one out of the set, I’ll just post the whole set! So, enjoy! These are all SooC of course, with in camera settings set to increase contrast and saturation and the like, but shot to JPG. Photo info below as always.

*Update, just got word from a car friend of mine, Brandon, that this first one seems to be a 1951 Chevrolet Sedan. Looking up other photos online, if that’s not right, it’s really close.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

This next one I set the picture mode back to standard because I didn’t want that much contrast, so more of the shadow would show.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

A second car, clearly in the era of nuclear and rocket style design. *Update, my friend says this looks to be a 1951 Ford Custom
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

This is my favorite photo out of the set. I just love this dash so much.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

It’s magic!
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

I wish my car had such a sweet looking gauge set.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

And a bonus, because I thought it looked cool in this shed
Lost chair © Chris Lane Photo

Do you have a favorite out of the set?

We are all apparently struggling to keep up with these, but take a look at the other guy’s work for an alternate view on the theme.
You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.

11 Feb

#SooC52 Week 6 – Green

Chris Lane / photography / / 6 Comments

This week in our Straight out of the Camera challenge was an interesting topic chosen by John – Green. Well that could certainly go in a number of directions. It took me a long time to come up with a subject in this case. I didn’t really want to do something as simple as a house plant. Though I did think it would be cool if I could macro down so far that you could start to see cells in a leaf. Alas, I don’t have that capability.

I did have a pretty cool idea that I might follow up on later, though probably not in a SooC method. I was going to shoot a scene where I played the part of Popeye the Sailor Man. The idea consisted of me wearing a white A-shirt and a white round sailor cap. I could fairly easily make a corn cob pipe then of course in my hands I would have crushed cans of spinach. In front of me I was going to have my friend bearing down on my like Brutus and my wife dressed as Olive Oyl on my shoulder. The green part of the image would be the spinach flying out of the cans toward my mouth, as Popeye always did when he was about to get in a fight. This was one of the biggest parts that I was having difficulty figuring out how I would accomplish it. I also didn’t have that much time to be able to put together a costume – namely making the sailor cap. Maybe I was just feeling a little lazy. I have some other projects on my plate apart from this as well, to which I should devote more time.

So, scrapping that idea I went back to the macro idea and kind of threw in the towel. We had some small green squash around, so I thought I’d get one of the knobs with some directional lighting and be done with it. I did end up adding a couple little monsters just for effect. These guys are about an inch tall and squishy rubber. I tried double sticking tape to the bottom of them but it wouldn’t stick. I guess they are an odd material. So I ended up jamming toothpick ends into them and sticking them a little into the skin of the squash. I put a flash at 1/8 power through a softbox camera right and low and another flash 1/32 camera left and about even with the creatures. I think they look like they are standing next to a little bistro table or something. And for some reason one of them reminds me, of Greedo from Star Wars. Really, neither of them look like Greedo, but whatever, anyway, thus the name.

Oh yea, and I left the red table cloth visible because John said he chose ‘Green’ because all of my photos seem to have red in them lately. So take that Mr. Pemberton!

Who Shot First

Who Shot First © Chris Lane Photo
ISO1000, 1/200, f/40. 238mm

You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.
You can see Bruce’s work here.
You can see John’s work here.
You can see Doug’s work here.
You can see David’s work here.

23 Mar

Snowy wonderland

Chris Lane / photography / / 3 Comments

These photos for today were taken on the 4th of February at my home shortly after and during a wonderful snow dusting. The first photo is when a shaft of light hit only the trees in the distance lighting them up brilliantly. I will just let the images speak for themselves. Despite how much I love these images of winter’s wonder, I can’t wait for summer!

Light on Snow © Chris Lane Photo

Snow © Chris Lane Photo

Snow Play © Chris Lane Photo

09 Mar

Foggy field in the fall

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Today’s Friday photo is from a morning on the way to work last fall. It was particularly foggy yet sunny at the same time, which makes a lovely combination. By the time I took this photo, the fog was starting to only be left in the low areas and under and around trees. It looks like clouds laying on the ground.
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Foggy field

Foggy Field © Chris Lane Photo

02 Mar

Dreaming of summer

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Lately I have been dreaming a lot of summer to come. I have been looking at new tents, thinking about shooting some green landscape photographs, possibly do some exploring, etc. But right now all I can do is edit some of my backlog of photos of summer. This Friday photo is a soft pine needle laden trail in the heart of Itasca State Park here in northern Minnesota. This is actually the park that I was married in, though not in this particular location. It was a lovely park and the beginning of the great Mississippi river. If you get a chance, definitely make a visit, it is well worth it.
Hopefully this photo helps you with your wait for summer just a bit longer as well. I made this photo available as a 1900px wide wallpaper image for your desktop, if you so desire, just click on the name and it will load up.

Quiet Path

Quiet Path © Chris Lane Photo