Thursday, August 27, 2009

Abandoned Overpass Vantage Points

The soles of my shoes are incredibly worn down. The rocks along the abandoned railroad tracks hurt as they further puncture the holes on the bottoms of my tennis shoes. Leaning up against the concrete wall while the camera exposed for 30 seconds I realized how tired I was for only sleeping four hours the previous night. Beneath the bridge cars fly by, people come and go. Time forgets the trains that once ran on these tracks and I ponder what I'm doing and why.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Vote for QC/D on Capture Cincinnati!

The Cincinnati Enquirer's annual photography contest "Capture Cincinnati" has just under a month left for users to submit their votes of the best photographs from around the greater Cincinnati area. The winners, selected out of the top votes and editor's choices, have the chance to win some great prizes including being published in the annual coffee table book. Here are some examples of my work from the past year currently being voted on:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Random Sliver of the American Summer in a Parking Lot

I don't know exactly why I like photographing the things I like to photograph, I just find certain things interesting or I want to say something. It's summer, which means there's lots of church festivals and county fairs requiring a high demand for carnival rides. As I drove down 275 on Tuesday, I noticed there were lots of trailers hauling classic carnival fixtures as the semi drivers smoked their cigarettes out of rolled down windows. When I saw this as a kid it was always fun to try and guess where those trailers were going.

EDIT: The photographs that accompanied this post are gone. I know where the original files are: on a DVD in a box under my bed. Maybe one day I'll find them.

EDIT 2: Found em.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Why Does Anyone Take Pictures?

My job has been stale. Every year at some point I feel burnt out, but it seems each year that feeling comes quicker. It also seems that my life is in some sort of weird repeating cycle. Every two years similar events happen with similar disappointments in similar settings despite the fact that I age. Some times the comparisons are uncanny, sometimes I think I generalize and attribute these similarities to overblown coincidence. What it comes down to is frustration and quick, often wrong rationalization.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bush Stadium - Indianapolis, Indiana

From 1931 until 1996, Bush Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana served as the home of the Indianapolis Indians; a AAA minor league baseball team currently affiliated with Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates. The Art Deco stadium complete with it's ivy covered walls saw the Indians play as the farm team for not only the Pirates, but the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos (Now the Washington Nationals), Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Braves (Now the Atlanta Braves) and even the Cincinnati Reds.