My friend and I stopped by the piers and I snapped a few pics. I played with low res pics and blurring.
Rainy Day Photography
It was rainy and foggy at the museum and as I exited saw the side of the building was draped in white plastic.
I was sitting at my desk working, got tired, and stared at my glass with soda and ice. I snapped a quick picture.
Sometimes my photography can be quite spontaneous. Here is an example where I was crossing a tiny footbridge and saw this incredible plant.
a Day at the Beach
I really pushed myself today with photography and my attempts to grasp the technical side. This is my favorite photo of the day.
I was drinking tea today and noticed the dried milk and sugar on a spoon rest. It was sitting near my recent edition of Sculpture magazine, which prompted me to take many pictures.
While in the Midwest, I attempted to take pictures of an approaching thunderstorm. It moved so fast that it was difficult to capture. Here is the best picture from the bunch.
Photos of Mold
Took many pictures of mold today, but didn't have one that I love. This one was perhaps the best of them.
Took a road trip with a photographer friend to take pictures at Bean Hollow, using a macro lens. I took so many that it will take some time to edit, but in the meantime, here are a couple of ocean shots.
NYC The Met 5th Ave
After visiting The Met Breurer, my friends and I headed over to the main museum. I made a fast stop to see a Spanish relic that I really like. Afterwards, I quickly went through the exhibit Fragonard: Drawing Triumph and wasn't really interested in it. So then I walked through Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio, which was really incredible.
Finally, on the way home, my friend and I walked around the city and I took a couple of photos.
Gold, rock crystal, enamel
Spanish, 16th century
This reliquary takes the architectural form of a two-story altar, with a shell niche in the upper story framing enameled figures of the Crucifixion. In the lower story, a rock crystal cylinder displays a cross that was believed to incorporate a fragment of the true cross, and the capsule below contains a supposed relic of the sponge held to Christ's mouth when he was on the cross. The upper mount of the cylinder is engraved with an inscription that translates as "The wood of the cross, the alleviating sponge".
My artist friend Nikki and I took a coastline day trip and while walking around found a large plant with incredible leaves. I snapped several closeup pictures. This one turned out the best.
An especially intense fog settled on the city, so I attempted to do a little night photography, which I find to be the most challenging. The results are really grainy and not perfect, but regardless I'm happy.
Shadows on the wall
Today the sun was making amazing rippling shadows. I attempted to take some pictures of my hand shadow, which did not turn out great. However, I decided to use Photoshop and greatly increase the contrast and was delighted with the final results.
a few hours in the park
Today I took a much needed break to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate park and after taking a bunch of flower pictures, spread out on a blanket and drank my coffee. I then badly painted a flower, but regardless, it was extremely relaxing. Afterwards, the sun started to quickly set and I frantically took a ton more pictures of flowers.
After a long day of work, I was leaving and my co-worker showed me this amazing, antique sign hiding in the trees. I ended up spending quite some time taking some photos.
Today, I made myself some French press coffee and noticed the iridescent oils floating in the bubbles. I took many pictures.
photos from a hike
Today I visited my art studio to discover some mold growing in a cup. I spent quite awhile photographing it.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.