All work and no play make John something, something

Before Saturday, I have not shot anything in a very long time.  I felt like a crack whore going though withdrawal.  Like I have said before, shooting is very important to me. It  brings balance to my life.  I wish that I had  a good excuse for not shooting anything but I do not.  I have had been plenty of good  opportunities to shoot, but I have had a lot more bad excuses for not shooting.

Because of this,  Saturday when I went to Digital Silver Imaging  to see a gallery opening of Ron Rosenstock  black and white infrared landscape images, I made it a point to leave my house early just to fit in some time to take  pictures.    The first stop that I made was in Medford.  (I was driving through I saw some railroad tracks and just had to stop.)

I then continued on to DSI and I arrived about 30 minutes early for the gallery opening.  I walked down the street a little and took some more amazing images of train tracks.  (This was part of my plan from the start)

I finished up just as the gallery doors opened.  I would have to say that the gallery show was fantastic.  Ron Rosenstock  is an amazing photographer.  Out of all the images that he had on display,  I  would have to say that this was  my favorite image of the show.

Ron took this image of Prayer Flags in Bhutan in 2009 at high noon.  (Something that you could never do with a regular camera)  I am thinking about getting my old Nikon D200 converted to infrared.  I am planning a trip to Canada in a couple of weeks and I am thinking that this might be another way to capture the beauty of Canada.

Overall the day was very fulfilling.  It was a good outlet for my pented up frustrations.  The only thing better is seeing my daughter’s smile.

Here are my favorite images that I took

Thanks for visiting and happy shooting!

John-Roy Photography

About John-Roy Photography

Photography is the greatest form of self expression. It communicates with my soul; a kind of a “catharsis scream”. This offers me a mental release from my professional career. After using my right brain all day, it is nice to use my left brain to create something meaningful. This brings a yin and yang to my life. When I pick up my camera after work, I prefer to shoot inanimate objects. Using light, shadows and selective focus, I am attempting to give the objects a life force; allowing them to tell a story. Because of this, I sometimes tend to become lost in my perception of light and shadows. It allows me to constantly visualize different angles and perspectives of spaces and even people around me. When I photograph people, I am drawn to capturing them in communal areas. I usually try and catch people off guard to create a pensive state of being which is a window into their souls. You would be surprised how much people tend to let their guard down and become relaxed when they think no one is watching. (Ever notice how differently children behave when they know they are being watched?) I’ve come to this place of artistic expression after experimenting with several other approaches to photography. I finally listened to an art director and a close friend of mine and I redirected my work to reflect my own true artistic expression.
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