Monday, December 31, 2012

ICM: Tagliapietra

ICM: Tagliapietra by andiwolfe
ICM: Tagliapietra, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We went to the Columbus Art Museum yesterday afternoon. Sundays are free at the museum, and it was very crowded. The major exhibit was focused on legos - very strange, I know, but it drew a huge audience. I was more interested in the floor mosaic from Israel, and I'm always happy to see the installation of glass by Lino Tagliapietra. The dramatic lighting made for a nice study of intentional camera movement. I took this photo with my Sony RX-100, which gives me full control on manual settings.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

ICM: Waterman Farm

ICM: Waterman Farm by andiwolfe
ICM: Waterman Farm, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Walking in the snow at night at Waterman Farm. I couldn't resist this intentional camera movement setting.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mendenhall Laboratory

Mendenhall Laboratory by andiwolfe
Mendenhall Laboratory, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another nighttime long-exposure photo at OSU after the first big snowfall of the season. Mendehall Lab is right next door to Orton Hall.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

Here's another image from December 26, 2012 - the campus was so serene with its blanket of freshly fallen snow. The lights strung around Mirror Lake made for a lovely image. I'm glad I had my snow boots on - I set my tripod up in the outflow stream.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Orton Hall at night, in the snow

My favorite building on campus is lovely at night, but even lovelier when it has snowed. Long exposure of 10 seconds was a bit tricky with the wind that was blowing, but the patience paid off.

Steve and I were out on our photo walk about 2 hours. I had on three layers and snow boots. Aside from my face, I was nice and toasty the entire time. All that technical clothing we used in the Himalayas in 2009 has been good for doing winter photography as well.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mom, I want to play with snow!

We're having our first big snow of the season today. I've shoveled the driveway three times since this morning. Emma doesn't mind, she loves! to play in the snow. Click on the picture to see the other pics in this series......

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake by andiwolfe
Mirror Lake, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

The festive lights at Mirror Lake at Ohio State University always make me smile. This was an 8 second exposure. Happy Holidays to all.....

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Into the engineering zone….

Steve and I did a 1.5 hr predawn photowalk over on the OSU campus yesterday. The snow on the ground was the lure, and it was a fantastic time to do photography, indeed. This was one of my last photos, just after sunrise. There's a building over on the engineering side of campus that is all glass and metal with interesting angles. After working the views a bit, I decided to play with some intentional camera movement ideas - particularly a zoom shot with the interesting lights. That blue dot in the center is one of the emergency phones scattered all over campus.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

First snow of the season

First snow of the season by andiwolfe
First snow of the season, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We received our first snow of the season yesterday with about 2 inches accumulation and winds of up to 50 mph. It made for a blustery day, but at night, the lights were magical. This is from our driveway.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Luna and Topper

Luna and Topper by andiwolfe
Luna and Topper, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I love how my youngest dachshunds sleep in the same position in the same chair.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wrong season....

Ohio State University by andiwolfe
Ohio State University, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I took this photo December 8, 2012 - Ohio State University Mirror Lake. Pumpkins in Mirror Lake? I wonder how long they had been there, trying to escape through the outflow channel. I wonder when they were thrown into the pond, too - Maybe the Michigan plunge?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Columbus Zoo Carousel

Columbus Zoo Carousel by andiwolfe
Columbus Zoo Carousel, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another image from our excursion to the Columbus Zoo a couple of nights ago. The carousel is always a big draw, and it's fun to photograph at night.

Friday, December 14, 2012

ICM - Columbus Zoo

ICM - Columbus Zoo by andiwolfe
ICM - Columbus Zoo, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We went to see the lights at the Columbus Zoo last night, courtesy of Ohio Health. They sponsored an evening for their employees, which made for a very nice photography outing. We even got some hot chocolate as part of the package - a very welcome addition after spending a couple of hours in subfreezing temps. This is an intentional camera movement image. I set up my tripod at one entrance of the tunnel and did a zoom while the shutter was open.

Monday, December 10, 2012

University Hall

Ohio State University by andiwolfe
Ohio State University, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We have a lot of beautiful buildings on the campus of Ohio State University. University Hall is right up there at the top of the list for most interesting.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Orton Hall

Orton Hall by andiwolfe
Orton Hall, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

This truly is my favorite building on the Ohio State University Campus. I love photographing it in all sorts of light. This morning Steve wanted to get some night photos with wet pavement, so we headed over to campus around 6:30 a.m. - plenty of time before sunrise and before the rains started back up again. It rained most of last night. The slight bit of fog added to the mood here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Mirror Lake - all decked out

Ohio State University by andiwolfe
Ohio State University, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

There's a tradition at Ohio State University for the winter season - decorating the trees around Mirror Lake with strings of lights. It's lovely this time of year, and yesterday's unseasonably warm weather was perfect for doing some night photography on my way home last night. With the sun going down so early in the day, my walk back to my car over across the river is usually after dark. I like that stroll, especially if the winds are not too strong.