Tag: birds

04 Sep

Super mega collab – story edition!

Chris Lane / Collaboration, photography / / 5 Comments

Here is a project that has been in the works for some time now. Another collaboration with fellow photographers via twitter. You can see collab 1 and collab 2 as well. With the first, everyone was given the same photo to edit in whatever means they saw fit. We got some pretty interesting results out of one photo. The second collab was started with a photo and like the game telephone, aka Chinese whispers, the image was changed by a person next in line until a very different result ended the entire thing.

This time around, I started with a photo that I thought could be taken in multiple ways as a story starting point. Then the photo was sent to two different people to continue the story how they saw fit. That was each given to someone else, with an occasional branching point along the line. This will make more sense in a bit. Each person had to create a new photo illustrating a point in a story. The only photos each person saw were the ones that came before them in their particular branch.

The collaboration effect gets pretty interesting when so many people from all over the world get a chance to do their own thing. First up, I’ll show the entire tree with thumbnails on how the process went. After that I will illustrate each story from beginning to end in larger images.

Collab 3, full story

Story 1:

I started the project with this image:
The Beginning

Next up was Reem. @Reemistry

Next was Eje Gustafsson. @Eje_G

Finally in this branch was Angela Butler. @AngelaMaryBee

Story 2:

I’ll repeat the ones above as thumbnails:
The Beginning

And finally in this story branch was Bryan Dockett. @Dockettphoto

Story 3:

The Beginning

This branch, after mine was from Pete Glogiewicz. @PeteGlogiewicz

Next up was from Loc Lam. @yaadayaada

Finally in this story was Gary D. Chapman. @garydchapman

Story 4:

The Beginning

And finishing up the fourth storyline was Chris Nitz. @Chris_Nitz

So there you have it. Another collaboration project amongst a great group of photographers with a wide variety of ideas and stories of their own. I am very pleased with how this project turned out and it was a lot of fun to put together. Subscribe and stick around for the next collaboration, which will be quite different from this.

Also, feel free to interpret the stories in your own way, I’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments below!

06 Jul

Lightning! Killdeer!

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

Just a couple photos to post for today. We had an impressive storm on the 4th with ridiculously hard rain fall. But before the rain came some decent lightning. I didn’t catch much on camera, but I did get a couple fairly unimpressive blasts. It is however, the first time (that I can recall) getting actual lightning in a photo.

Lightning photo © Chris Lane Photo

Lightning photo © Chris Lane Photo

I also came across these baby killdeer on my driveway today. I haven’t used my long lens in a while, and especially the macro function (used on the baby) so I thought it would be good practice to follow these guys around. The babies (there were four of them) were quite cute and my little boys loved them.

Killdeer have a very interesting tactic of acting injured as they lure predators away from their young. When I was photographing them, they failed to demonstrate for me, unfortunately.
Adult killdeer © Chris Lane Photo

Interestingly, killdeer are able to run as soon as they hatch from their eggs. I’m not sure how old these young ones were.
baby killdeer © Chris Lane Photo

This one was hiding in the grass.
baby killdeer © Chris Lane Photo

04 Jan

Featured Artist – Leslie Moroney aka @lamcreate

Chris Lane / Art, Featured Artist, photography / / 0 Comments

For this Featured Artist, I am interviewing someone I met through Twitter (follow me). I found her images to be quite inspiring in their imaginative composition. I also love interviewing people that I find inspiring and especially those I think are rising artists. It is a good way to find out what or how they are thinking of things and how they work. And of course I have to share so that I am not the only one that benefits. Also, hopefully Leslie will get more of an audience to share her work. You can find her either here on flickr or on Leslie’s website. So with that, on with the interview.

dark beauty

What is the first creative or artistic thing you remember doing?
It started with drawing when I was just a kid.
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02 Nov

In the Home of the Sky

Chris Lane / photography / / 0 Comments

In the Home of the Sky © Chris Lane Photo

Just a quick post this week featuring a new fine art photograph. I titled this In the Home of the Sky due to the huge multitude of black birds roosting in this large oak tree. With the leaves gone, the top of the tree no longer seems entirely its own entity, but also a part of the sky. The birds find this their home, such a handy place to be able to go in and out of quickly. When I went up to them they were quite comfortable and not willing to leave, not that they should. They were in this tree in this field ready to scrounge the ground for any scraps of the years harvest left to remain.
This was taken late in the day into the sun to give the birds and the tree the most contrast and impact possible. The sky was somewhat dramatic, adding to the feel of the dead tree.

I hope you enjoyed this photograph. It is available for purchase as a fine art print. Just use the print order form here. I’d also love to hear any comments from you.