Archives for the month of: February, 2012
Abstract: 434 Lobby by Terry Schmidbauer
Abstract: 434 Lobby, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This is in the lobby of the building where I work. I notice these windows every night when I leave but they seemed extra brilliant this night. Maybe because it was raining outside or some extra cars lights but it was enough for me to snap some shots.

I’m drawn to the repetition here being broken up by variations in the tone and color then accented with the water droplets. This has a very musical feeling to me.

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Parade Route by Terry Schmidbauer
Parade Route, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I just got this photo excepted into another show at the Darkroom Gallery in Vermont. That’s four pieces in three months for me. I’m still getting more pieces reject than accepted but that’s the way I roll, baby!
Here’s a link to the show page: www.darkroomgallery.com/ex26

Abstract in the Parking Lot by Terry Schmidbauer
Abstract in the Parking Lot, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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Saw this just as I was getting back to work.

Vertfest Climb by Terry Schmidbauer
Vertfest Climb, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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Here’s a more framed view of the hikers in front of the icefall. I like them both but the framing and snow texture on the trees is really nice on this one.

Icefall on Ingrids by Terry Schmidbauer
Icefall on Ingrids, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This was my favorite shot from Vertfest at Alpental, Saturday morning. If you want to know where is is, all you need to do is check out the GPS coordinates in the EXIF.

Busy Hands by Terry Schmidbauer
Busy Hands, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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Caught this guy outside the Rover just after lunch.

Mechanical Abstract by Terry Schmidbauer
Mechanical Abstract, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This is something I walk by every day and never thought a thing about it. But today, something caught my eye and I took a shot. Maybe because it’s a mechanical looking abstract and not something organic that caught my eye. I actually created an entire drawing series of mechanical abstracts in art school, oh so long ago so it feels like something friendly to me. I actually really like mechanical abstracts and I’ll be on the look-out for more on my photo walks.

BTW, I developed this in Lightroom 4 just for the new Clarity adjustment and moved the slider all the way to the right.

Abstract in Blue by Terry Schmidbauer
Abstract in Blue, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I’m always on the look-out for more abstract pieces to add to my portfolio. This one just jumped out at me when I was without my camera and I had to run to the truck to get it. The funny thing was I walk by this everyday but it just jumped out at me today.

The Touch by Terry Schmidbauer
The Touch, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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Terje Haakonsen in the second turn. This man has the touch as he rides the icy banked salmon course for his sixth win. I followed Terje down the course as he just glided thru the turns. You couldn’t even tell the course was icy the way he rode it. The crowded let loose a huge cheer as he came out of this turn because they knew they just saw something special. This was the best snowboarder in the world on an epic run at the Legendary Banked Slalom.
The gesture of this photo reminds me of a speed skater turn. The light touch of the hand on the ice and the open chest to the turn gives this pose a classic snowboard look.

The Stare by Terry Schmidbauer
The Stare, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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Terje Haakonsen waiting in the box before his sixth win of the Legendary Banked Slalom at Mt Baker. I love the concentration in this shot. Terje stares straight at the first turn waiting to be let loose. Although he’s won this event five times before, he has a little competition this year in Travis Rice who is in the contest for the first time. Travis had the fastest time in the Saturday qualifiers so this run for Terje needs to be epic on this icy course.
While doing the post processing I was thinking about the 1969 movie “Downhill Racer” with Robert Redford. Although the movie was created in color; it always felt B&W to me. I also wanted to give this image a timeless quality so I worked in black and white and I toned it with just a touch of blue to make it feel like it was part of that era.