Updated Ithaca Gallery

Ithaca PhotowalkI felt the need to do something creative this weekend. You know how it is, you have a list of things you have to get done and you just feel so out of it and unmotivated. Well, that was how it was for me on Sunday afternoon.

I developed some writer’s block and just didn’t know how to move forward with what I was doing – still don’t, really. I needed to give my mind a break from that way of thinking and so I went to work processing most of the remainder of my shots from our recent Ithaca Photowalk just over a week ago.

I’ve updated the Ithaca Photowalk Gallery with an additional 14 images. You’ll see all of the shots from before in there but there are also some new ones that I’m pretty happy with.

It’s an interesting process to narrow down all of your shots from an afternoon of shooting. I started out with roughly 230 captures and widdled it down to about 50 keepers and have processed about 30 to a place where I feel good about them. (All processed entirely in Lightroom 2.)

It’s not that I took 200 bad photos that day. I always take anywhere from 2-4 shots of the same composition/angle to help make sure that I get one that’s sharp. I have pretty steady hands, but not always, so I like to increase my chances of getting a keeper by snapping a couple of extra – one of the joys of digital vs. film. In reality, I took about 60 distinctly different shots, chose the best versions of the 3-4 captures of those shots, ended up tossing 10-15 that just didn’t work the way I thought they would when I took them, and processed the rest. And what I’ve ended up with is a decent collection of about 30 images of the Ithaca Commons.

What do you think?

  • Nice collection. There’s a real cohesive feel to the group in tone and texture.

    April 27, 2009 at 5:29 am
  • It’s been a while since I’ve taken those kinds of pictures…high school photography…20 years ago. You’ve inspired me to go for a walk and find beauty in the ordinary things.

    Thank you.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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