Archives for the month of: May, 2012
Breaking from the Flock. by Terry Schmidbauer
Breaking from the Flock., a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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As I make my way thru the beginning stages of this project, some of the meanings are starting to define themselves. Like one of the things this project is about is getting out of my comfort zone and taking more chances with my photography. When I first pulled out the duck in public, I felt a little silly and would hide it some no one would see what I was doing. But after I got comfortable with it, I really didn’t care what other people thought and went about my business. For the most part, people really didn’t care what I was doing. If they did, they would just smile and I would be out of their minds in a little while. More about this later……

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Please Don't Feed the Ducks by Terry Schmidbauer
Please Don’t Feed the Ducks, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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Michele discovered this sign in front of Starbucks, I think she’s enjoying this project as much as I am. This may actually be a title idea for the project but I was thinking of something shorter and without duck in the title if possible. I thought of “Outta Water” but I thinks that relates more to fish than ducks.

Duck Shots (working title) by Terry Schmidbauer
Duck Shots (working title), a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I opened the cover to the hot tub yesterday and I found a little frog sitting on the rim. I tried to shoo him away but he jumped right into the hot water. Within seconds he was in shock and floating on his back. I snatched him up and held him in my hand and hoped that he would revive. I thought a light breeze would help to cool him so I blew on him a little. To my happy surprise his eyes opened. I rushed him over to the frog pond where I set him in the water and he gently swam to a rock. He laid there motionless for a couple of minutes and then I didn’t see it until the next day, back on the rim of the hot tub…..
I guess humans are not the only ones that do things they’re not supposed to do and in that light I’ve started this series of photos. I have yet to name this series but the idea is to keep this little rubber duck in my camera bag and take photos of it wherever I go. I’ve been reading a lot about how to become a better photographer one thing keeps popping up is , “to be yourself” and let it show thru in your photos. Well I’ve always had a little of the class clown in me so I’m going to let that show through in this series.
I’m hoping to carry this series through the summer and compile it into a photo book this fall.

Let the Games Begin! by Terry Schmidbauer
Let the Games Begin!, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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One last symmetrical composition and I’ll be moving on to something else.

Little Branches by Terry Schmidbauer
Little Branches, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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"The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to escape detection.” -Paul Rand

Little Branches by Terry Schmidbauer
Little Branches, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

Doual Monitors.jpg by Terry Schmidbauer
Doual Monitors.jpg, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

One Bench.jpg by Terry Schmidbauer
One Bench.jpg, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

Lunch with Ed by Terry Schmidbauer
Lunch with Ed, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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I caught Ed at his favorite coffee shop and added him to my series of photos I’m calling “Strange Symmetry”. I really think there is something in these photos worth pursuing. There’s a strange comfort in the symmetry but at the same time, something quite disturbing about them. It’s this contrast of feelings and the view of reality that I’m finding an interesting avenue to explore.

Statue's Dress by Terry Schmidbauer
Statue’s Dress, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This is a slide taken from inside the World Trade Center in 1991. This was supposed to be the Statue of Liberty’s Wedding Dress. I don’t remember who she was marring but I’m sure it was an arranged marriage.

I’m still getting the hang of the slide scanner but it does do a pretty good job. I just wish the software was a little more documented. I’m using a Plustek with LightFast 8. If anyone has any better software suggestions, I’m open to trying anything else.