Photographer and writer Jay Goodrich has assembled a collection of his work from the past year. Images were captured on location throughout Washington, Colorado, California, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming.
My friend Jim Goldstein has a project on his blog every year where he asks people to submit their favorite images taken during the previous year. This year he inspired me to take it a little further. I finally created my first film, video, or what ever you would like to call it. I know there are plenty of mistakes, but I tried to go a little further and tell a little bit more of a story. Maybe I achieved success and maybe I didn’t. Either way I guess we all need to start somewhere. I hope you enjoy. One thing this project has taught me though is that I am pretty impressed with the capabilities of today’s software and computers. As a kid I never imagined that this would be possible from my office above the garage.
Reflections are created in Canyon Lake as abstract paintings, Canyon Lake State Park, Arizona.
I have an obsession with modern artists. Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, and Pollock are a few of my favorites. I love the way they abstract their visions and leave the viewer to interpret the meaning for themselves. I know how I composed, created, and now presented this image to you, so it has an entirely different meaning to me. I wonder though, what it might mean to you? What do you see?
An American Coot is captured in brush reflections at Canyon Lake State Park near Phoenix, Arizona
I was looking for the abstract today. I found it at the marina of Canyon Lake in the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The marina manager was kind enough to accept my request to be let into the private dock area, which allowed me to shoot image upon image of abstract water reflections. The reward occurred when an American coot floated into my composition. A new kind of camouflage.
Blowing grasses and wind blur an image of a cactus skeleton in Arizona.
When I discovered this cactus the wind was blowing the grasses underneath it. I decided that what I was looking for was a more surreal image of the situation. In order to achieve the vision I had in my mind, I chose to blur those grasses with not only a slow shutter speed, but then add a Motion Blur Filter to the background in Photoshop. What do you think? I would love to hear any comments.
Lichen covered rock in the Superstition Mountains near Pheonix, Arizona.
I am currently shooting a story on the closing of most of Arizona’s state parks due to budget shortfalls this year. Here is an image I created yesterday of some of the amazing rock formations that I am discovering. More coming soon. Stay tuned!