Archive | October 2008

four texans

The Honda Aeroshell team performed at the July 4th Airshow over the Traverse City Bay. Seeing, the T-6 Texans performing was a visual treat. I’ve been fond of airplanes ever since I was a little kid. My dad would bring me a model of every airline or airport he visited from his travels. More than anything I wished was a new model every time and I was never disappointed.

munky has loved aviation since he was a little kid

munky has loved aviation since he was a little kid

visual ceiling

Sunroofs (or moonroofs) are a window (literally) to the world above us. Sometimes we are presented with beautifual visual sensations. A drive away from the cities’ light polluted environments will give you the chance to see the starry sky in a whole new dimension. Please don’t attempt to do this while driving. Leave it to the passengers.

munky is enjoying his image as a window to the sky

munky is enjoying his image as a window to the sky

zooming through

Shooting cars in motion is extremely hard or atleast for me it is. I could have used the fast shutter mode to capture it in split seconds. However, I wanted to get that sense of movement and therefore I panned the camera slightly to get that feeling of movement.

munky wants to capture more things in motion

munky wants to capture more things in motion

mission accomplished

So this post is more funny than serious and I hope my friends don’t mind it. Well if you’ve ever watched a bollywood movie, imagining this scene is not hard. If you need a parallel in Hollywood, think about a Men in Black or Bad Boys trailer and this should hit home.

munky thinks this resembles a movie credit scene

munky thinks this resembles a movie credit scene

rising smoke

Cigarettes are injurious to health and should not be smoked under any circumstances.

Photographing smoke is an interesting feeling though. The ability to capture smoke waves rising off the surface of the cigarette is beautiful though. If you were to focus on the smoke only, its artistic and unpredictable form would awe you.

munky wants to shoot smoke in a different light

munky wants to shoot smoke in a different light

melting clay

This image is rather old. I shot it on the same day I created this blog, September 5th 2008. But for some reason, I’ve never come around to seeing this image. Yesterday, while backing up my image catalog, I found this image. After some HDR post processing, I compared the image to itself and was pleased with the results. The HDR processing has definitely allowed the image’s brick patterns to pop out. Also the yellow cab is colored in a new light. Overall, I’m very happy for having discovered this image.

You may feel that the caption has nothing to do with the image. However, the overexposed reds almost feel like clay melting off the front of the building.

munky is thinking that he will give hdr a break soon

munky is thinking that he will give hdr a break soon

mothership labyrinth

I’ve posted a few images of the GM Renaissance Center which I fondly call the ‘mothership’. Another testament to the fact that this building truly defies any sense of logical building but is truly artistic are the walkways. You can so easily get lost within this mammoth that its a little scary. On this particular day, a friend of mine and I took stairs that we thought were going down to level one. However, after climbing down five stories, which felt like we were getting to the center of the earth, we reached a door that could not be opened.

munky would like to pay homage to this megastructure

munky would like to pay homage to this megastructure