Tag Archives: Photography

Glass Art Process documented

Hot Glass

Use this link to check out how Josh Soloman rolls…

http://www.jsolomonsolutions.com/process.html

Craft Morristown 2015

Post Cards for Craft Morristown 2015

It’s great to see my photo of some glass art by Soloman Solutions used for the Craft Morristown 2015 show.

Thanks to Artrider Productions for including the photo attribution on the postcards!

Aerial Photography > Dense Point Clouds

Since 2009 I’ve done a fair amount of work with aerial photography, all the while continuing to explore architectural photography and photogrammetry while on the ground. I’ve tried in the past with some success to merge the two things but have found the results to be lacking something. That something, I think, is the hyper dense point cloud – and now I have it pretty much figured out.

Below are tow animated GIF images showing first the point cloud describing our local hospital (which I was contracted to cover with aerial photographs a few years back) and the second is a textured 3-D model of the scan.

Its so amazing to think that the flight over this structure can be reconstructed virtually a few years later with even more options to “fly around”…

Dense Point Cloud

Dense Point Cloud

Textured 3-D model

Textured 3-D model

Progress at the North Carolina State Capitol

At this writing, Aaslestad Preservation Consulting, llc is in the middle of a project to document the NC State Capitol building (1840) in Raleigh. The exterior surfaces are being documented both in line drawing and hybrid imagery. When this is wrapped up, the interiors will be given a similar treatment. These drawings will then be augmented by a series of detail drawings capturing the many rooms’ unique door and window profiles, friezes and such. Stay tuned!

Line Drawing indicating the individual stones that compose the facade.

Line Drawing indicating the individual stones that compose the facade.

Hybrid Drawing incorporating rectified photographs of the individual stones that compose the facade into the line drawing.

Hybrid Drawing incorporating rectified photographs of the individual stones that compose the facade into the line drawing. Note that the patches of sunlight shown here are a little confusing. This will have to be re-shot under better light conditions.

Some obstruction with regard to adjacent vegetation...

Some obstruction with regard to adjacent vegetation…

 

In this sheet, a new shot of the column will be required...

In this sheet, a new shot of the column will be required…

The dome is not safely accessible on all 8 sides; shown here are the three types of elevation (beneath the dome itself) that are repeated)

The dome is not safely accessible on all 8 sides; shown here are the three types of elevation (beneath the dome itself) that are repeated)

 

 

Gear: iPhone4 plus Glif plus SlowShutter app

Nature Morte

The camera in the iPhone4 is a lot of fun. It performs very well under a variety of circumstances when paired with the right “app”. I particularly like the SlowShutter app used in conjunction with the camera mounted on a tripod. If the end product for a photograph is to be used on the web, no other camera would be necessary almost! The images produced by the iPhone don’t hold a candle to a good raw file produced by a DSLR or decent mirror-less compact if we judge them as print-worthy images. The ergonomics of the iPhone are lousy as a camera. But, given a chance, the camera can shine. Plus its always in your pocket, which counts for a lot.

Page updates: Maison Tristan Tzara

I added a photo of the Tristan Tzara House (designed by Adolf Loos in 1926) to my Travel | France page. The building is located on the Avenue Junot in Paris, in Montmartre. I did a series of photos of this house at Christmas time a few years back; one of them was published this summer by Lars Muller in the book Hamsun Holl Hamaroy. My photo appears alongside an essay by Yehuda Emmanuel Safran on the connection between Knut Hamsun and Steven Holl.

Maison Tristan Tzara (1926)

Architectural Interior Photography updated

Today I update my “Architectural Interiors” page to include a variety projects shot in the past two years. These include

  • The Villages at Staunton
  • Our Health in Winchester, VA
  • Spring Arbor of Winchester
  • City Hosptal in Martinsburg, WV
  • Tuscarora Highschool in Leesburg, VA
  • The Blanton residence in Augusta County, VA
  • Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, VA
  • Mennonite Financial Credit Union in Harrisonburg, VA

The American South in Black and White

The administartor for the Flickr group “The American South in Black and White” has chosen two of my shots for his “Best of Group II”

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1203891@N21/discuss/72157625602618172/

Starting to fill in content to this site

I’ve started to add content to this site now that its structure is more or less laid out. I’ve added sample photographs to the Photography|Travel section

Plus I have added content to these projects: