Alexandria, Virginia, April 2013. This is a shot—taken with the Sony RX1—of the ceiling in the main building (Madison) of the USPTO’s headquarters. The ceiling probably is ~150 feet up, and is actually a bit longer than what is captured here. To try to orient you, the top of the picture ends just as the ceiling connects to the entrance of the building.
Poipu, Hawaii (Kauai), March 2012. This is another photo from last year’s trip to Hawaii, and if the kid looks familiar, it’s because he was in a previous shot.
Seattle, Washington, March 2013. As you may have guessed from the title, this is a shot of The Seattle Great Wheel (turned, obviously, on its side), which I took earlier this month while on a business trip to Seattle. As with the previous shot, this one was taken with the brilliant Sony RX1.
Despite its appearance, I actually applied pretty minimal processing to this one (B&W conversion + grain)—was going for a cold, outer-space feel.
Seattle, Washington, March 2013. I was in Seattle this weekend for work, and because this was my first visit to the city, I was obliged to check out the Space Needle. While I really enjoyed the tower, the weather was, almost unfortunately, perfect, and so getting an interesting shot from the top, in the middle of a sunny day, was pretty much impossible.
Right next to the needle was the Chihuly Garden and Glass, which I knew nothing about, but they were offering a package deal for the two attractions and so I decided to push my luck. Once inside I immediately recognized Chihuly’s work, mainly from his Fiori di Como installation in the lobby of the Bellagio in Vegas.
This is the first shot I’m putting up that was taken with the Sony RX1 (which I’m kind of in love with), and is mostly straight out of the camera (I made some minor edits to hide some of the light reflecting off the walls, and rotated the image–this piece actually is installed vertically, with the wide part at the top). I think I took about 15 shots of this before I was satisfied. For what it's worth, I'd say this piece was ~10 feet tall.
February 2013, San Jose, California. I finally took my new Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens out of the box, and this is one of two shots I got today that I'm actually keeping. I need to do a little more reading on the subject, but I hope to soon take advantage of the "macro" aspect of this lens and see if I can come up with something interesting.