A few recent, random photos

Weather and Lyla aren’t the only things I like to photograph, just so you are aware. While those are my specialties right now and the passion when it comes to me and my camera…I still like shooting random things that I find interesting.

Here are a few below, with a little caption underneath talking a bit about the photo.

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*Lost*

The story behind this photo was 1) we were at Joe’s Farm Grill and 2) a woman tied these balloons to the napkin holder and left for awhile. She had just been standing there waiting for people, but finally walked away. I had been just dying for her to leave because I thought the image of these balloons by themselves against the trees was awesome. I toned it up a bit, faded the color to give it an older looking feel…I really like this. It was perfect for the current theme on JPG Magazine called “Forgotten.”

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*Pasture*

This photo looks like it was taken out in the country or something, when in fact it was just a mile and a half from my house. I guess it helped we live so far on the edge of town. I was driving by and saw the cows out and about, plus the sky looking blue and cloudy…so I had to pull over. I really, really love this photo and I think it might even be something people would want to buy and hang somewhere. I know a few people who already have it as their wallpaper.

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*Faded Clouds*

Something I’m in love with lately (besides HDR) is making a photo look worn or older by fading it a bit and giving it some off-coloring. I like this shot with the edges darkened as well and the scene with the desert and clouds is something I just love looking at.

  • Cathy Moe

    Hello Mike,

    I live in Kauai, HI having moved here to be with my Dad after living on Guernsey (English Channel) and Edinburgh, Scotland. I saw your sky of Jefferson, TX and was blown away. It makes me want to know more about Texas! Anyway, I found it on Wunderground but can’t find it again (I stumbled on to Wunderground looking for weather in Honolulu, different island from where I live). Can you tell me how to find your Jefferson TX sky (also big single tree photo) again? Seems like Texas is
    pretty darned picturesque. Thank you for these –

    Aloha & Mahalo,

    Cathy Moe

  • http://www.amikelife.com Mike

    Thanks Cathy for stopping by…here is a link to all my photos on Wunderground:
    http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/imagesearch.html?handle=ChandlerMike&handlebox=1&submit=go

    Eastern Texas is full of old towns and big trees…it definitely is beautiful 🙂

    Let me know if you need anything else!

  • http://photography24seven.com Thomas Folke Andersen

    I love the shot of the ballons Mike. I tend to shoot people-less scenes often myself and I think it works well here, but I also really enjoy your toning. Just awesome!

    Cheers,
    Thomas

  • Mike

    Thanks Thomas, this one is such a favorite of mine!