Got to say what a pleasure it was to get out yesterday and catch the WeiSheng Lin Trio( WeiSheng-bass, Lou Rainone-piano, and Seiji Ochiai-drums), the only performance I attended at this year's Taichung Jazz Festival. The Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers/Horace Silver kind of vibe of the music was complimented with Sunday's easy pace and all topped off by beautiful fall weather. I positioned myself on a bench right opposite the stage and the cool jazz vibe was great as I set up my shots from amongst the crowd (look for them in future posts).
This Sunday jazz experience was a pleasant reminder of my youth in NYC during the 70's when I used to do that regularly.
Forgive me for a little personal horn blowing...wait a second-this is the internet and it's ALL ABOUT SELF-PROMOTION! LOL-I just wanted to share that one of my photos from recent 10/10/10 group was selected for inclusion on the Flickr blog. That's a nice thing for me (ego/props/warm fuzzies-wise) considering there are zillions of awesome images to choose from. Here is the complete image below.
For photographers it is a challenge to present a photo image the same way or close to what they saw or felt. There are certain digital and analogue challenges in the process for that to happen. Lately I think I've been making some progress along those lines. Getting a better understanding of some of my primary tools to make that happen: my Pentax DSLR and Lightroom, NIK Efex and Photoshop. Whether this is true or not you be the judge. I'm happier with final results and it seems that others are too.
That being said-these 3 images are some that capture/present light in an attractive manner. Hope you concur.
Jeff Beck-Drown in My Own Tears
Wow a digital post title how very...? In this case it's appropriate as you all know we hit a special date-here in Taiwan it is actually the 99th National Day for the Republic of China, known more commonly as Taiwan. Happy Birthday Taiwan! 台灣生日快樂! This is the 22nd one I've cerebrated having arrived here just after one back in 1987. I celebrated not with flag waving, singing military songs, or setting of firecrackers, but by photographing some of it's people. All three of these shots are from the area over by the Eslite Mall which has become the outdoor dog lover/dog vendor, canine/people watching spot to be on weekends.
Here I bring you once again-living in the moment. Not ever sure what I'll find. Nothing, something mundane or magic! Sure-the magic is less than the other but when it happens-well it's magic right? Taking it to the street where usually I'm schooled but sometimes I teach...
In the Street-Big Star