Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Moonset - 30 March 2009


Moonset - 30 March 2009
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

I caught this really neat moonset through the trees last night. I was a bit aggravated at first because I couldn't find a clean spot to shoot without limbs in the way, but I think the final image is actually enhanced with limbs in the frame.

First Morel of the Season


Morel - 28 March 2009
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

I spent a little time in the woods on Saturday, and was pleasantly surprised to find the first morels of the season. I can always count on the first ones to come up in the same spots, year after year.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Carbide Building Demolition Sequence

Today's drop of the old Carbide Building in South Charleston brought everyone out to watch the spectacle. Local law enforcement definitely had their hands full keeping everyone safe and traffic moving as smoothly as possible. My hat goes off to all involved for a great show.

Monday, March 23, 2009

So, what does a swallow's butt smell like?


Tree Swallow Butt
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

So, what does a swallow's butt smell like? Inquiring minds want to know.

Tree Swallows in Early Spring


Tree Swallows in Early Spring
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

As I stepped outside this morning to sip my coffee and grab a breath of fresh air, I noticed some tree swallows had moved in next door and were doing a little spring cleaning of their own, getting their box ready for by picking out debris and dropping it in the adjacent field.

So, over lunch I stood atop a metal ladder, hoping and waiting, and after filling my memory card up with some nice shots, I had three frames left. This particular frame was the second to last shot I had available.

Despite being a little hungry and tired, I think it was well worth it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'd swear, it doesn't look like rain


Bluebird_Branch_001
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

This curious little bluebird kept looking up... for what reason I haven't a clue.

Another Brick in the Wall


Carbide_Building_002
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

The old Carbide building is getting ready to tumble next Saturday, so I've been out combing around the neighborhood, scouting locations to shoot the demolition.

Dusty Job


Dusty_Job_001
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

This guy had the wind to his advantage... sad to say his co-workers did not.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Little More Smoke


Smoke
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

On the way home yesterday I stopped by Smoker Friendly to pick up a little bit of pipe tobacco. As I was heading out the door I saw some huge sticks of incense. I decided to get a few and play around with a little more smoke photography. I've been generally pleased with some of my previous shots, but naturally always want to improve upon them.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chilton Pond Reflection


Chilton Pond Reflection
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

In between the wind and the rain yesterday, I was able to capture this wonderful reflection of Nelle Chilton's house.

Diabolically Sinister


Means Fedora B&W
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

My previous post inspired a bit of creativity.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Discrimination Against People Who Wear Fine Hats


Discrimination Against People Who Wear Fedoras
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

Honestly, when was the last time you saw a thief wearing a fedora...???

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Houston to Tyler and Back


2009-03-11 21:50:41 -0500
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

I travelled from Houston to Tyler, Texas and back today for some job training. I'm looking forward to going home tomorrow and putting into practice all that I've learned over the past few days.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Dog's Life


Winnie Running
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

John and Cynthia's dog Winnie is fast... really, really fast. I've tried several times over this past year to get of picture him running, but with little success.

This past week I came across him and was able to get at least one usable image by changing the point focus on my camera to cover a broader field in the image.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Icey Trip Down the Road


2009-02-25 21:52:58 -0500
Originally uploaded by Jason Means

I completely forgot to post this image last week. On my way back down the road returning home from Guard drill, I stop at a GoMart to stretch my legs and noticed this neat ice formation around the hub caps on the vehicle I was driving. Needless to say, the road home was a little slippery in spots.