Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Take that California Trip

Take that California Trip by Damian Gadal
Back in time when it was a worthy destination.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Along green pastures

Along green pastures by Damian Gadal
Soon my only destination.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tangled Web

Tangled Web by Damian Gadal
We live in an incredible era of communication. We no longer have to rely on the media and the pretense of reporting for information...

We've seen the results, and this is indeed changing the world.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

She's Fine

She's Fine by Damian Gadal
I'm debating on if I should attend another car show today. Lord knows I've got plenty of pictures of cars.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Toss

The Toss by Damian Gadal
In motion we move to the music of life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fade Away So Young

Fade Away So Young by Damian Gadal
I've been processing images slightly differently.... I took this bright red Thunderbird and toned it down and added some vignette to it. With the right image I think this can work quite well.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Powered By Ford

Powered By Ford by Damian Gadal
The car show was a lot of fun. I captured a lot of great images, and ran into an old friend.

Being able to get out and capture images is always a welcome endeavor.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The day just fades away

The day just fades away by Damian Gadal
The day just fades away, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There are places where you can count on magic moments, and good light.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

One for the story books

One for the story books by Damian Gadal
I'd say this isn't really the kind of energy we can depend on.  I wouldn't build a future on this type of technology alone.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I should have stopped

I should have stopped by Damian Gadal
Well, Lightroom has gotten me motivated to go back and process images that have been sitting on my hard drive for some time. The jury is still out on whether or not it's increasing my efficiency.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lonely Heart

Lonely Heart by Damian Gadal
This is by far one of my most popular images on Flickr...... it's just something I stumbled upon while I was out shooting out in some some sand dunes. The image is hardly in focus, but I guess it's the title and sentiment that resonates with people.

This tells me that I should actually stage and image like this and do a much better job of capturing it.

Taking a look

Taking a look by Damian Gadal
I decided to process some images through Lightroom instead of Photoshop. It's an abrupt change to my workflow, that may or may not prove to be a more productive way to get through images.

It's too early to tell right now.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

That'a way

That'a way by Damian Gadal
When we passed our fork in the road.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Step it up

Step it up by Damian Gadal
I ended up with way more pictures of dancers than I ever intended to take, so I thought I'd put together a stop motion type of video with them.

It turned out to be a fun project, though it didn't turn out exactly as expected.

It also took 3 hours to put together something that runs just under a minute.

Not the type of project to start unless you have the time to work on it.

Here's a link to the video: Dance in Stop Motion

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Two Ships

Two Ships by Damian Gadal
Just a quick thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for all that they do.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Desolation Row

Desolation Row by Damian Gadal
It's only strange when you see it that way.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

All the right things

All the right things by Damian Gadal
Everything there is to know is right before you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Good Seats

Good Seats by Damian Gadal
I tried using some fill flash to minimize some of the shadows in the face.... not sure if it worked as well as I expected, but I don't think it hurt....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mystery Dance

Mystery Dance by Damian Gadal
I was playing around with long exposures to see how the effect would look.... it seems to have added some interest to these dancers.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flags Up

Flags Up by Damian Gadal
I've been photographing parades for years, I'd like to think that I'm getting better at it.... but it remains an elusive challenge.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Taco Bell be gone

Taco Bell be gone by Damian Gadal
and so goes the economy.  Instead of getting better, things are falling completely apart.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My lucky day

My lucky day by Damian Gadal
Good light, good friends, and a bit more than just luck on my side.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Politics

Politics by Damian Gadal
Such an ugly business, where so few win.