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Pictures by me and of me.  I don’t mind if you need to use it if I took it, but if someone else gave it to me, I can’t let you.  I just request that you identify the photos as mine (B.A. Chic), don’t alter (including cropping) unless you state that you have done so wherever you are using the photo, and that you leave a comment letting me know why you are using it (’cause I’m genuinely interested).

Looking to see more fun stuff I’ve taken pictures of?  Try one of these pages (yeah… I know… there is only one right now… I’m working on it!):
A Really Big Show

I guess I can start by saying something about the header at the top of the page.  It started out as an exercise in photography class, but turned into part of my final project for that class.  I love the way the light makes it look like either the ball is in motion, or aliens are coming to pick up and probe it.  I’d love to know what other people thought when they saw it too.  The other thing I love about this photo is that I only used two light sources.  One was a blue light bulb in a desk lamp, and one was a mag-light that I normally keep in my car.  I enjoy that with photography you can take some of the simplest objects and turn them into something downright pretty.

Readers, meet Jabba the Bench.  This is a piece of plywood we found while working on the build for The Poetry of Pizza at the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk, VA.  It was a great show, and I enjoyed the build a lot, but I do have to say that I did feel a little sad when we finished building the bench and we had to lay Jabba to rest under a layer of paint.  RIP Jabba the Bench!

This picture was taken in a park just behind my college, again, at that time that I was in photography class.  I have always been fascinated with running water (not really the kind that comes out of the tap in your house, more the kind that naturally moves from place to place without anyone turning it on in the morning.  I just think that the physical properties of water can create some very beautiful shapes as it deals with its environment.  I also really enjoy the colors I see in this photograph… the greens in the trees that were reflecting off of the more still surfaces are very much not the first thing that comes to people’s minds when asked to describe a stream, but they were very dominant on the water the day this picture was taken

Again, another photograph taken on the water… this time in Portsmouth, VA during one of the arts festivals they hold by the Elizabeth River.  There is a different quality to the water in this photograph, and one of the things I do regret about it is that you do not get to see precisely how much water there is in this area.  People who have lived here their entire lives don’t often understand why I get so distracted when crossing a bridge (mind you- I try to only look out when I am a passenger).  The water here is of a different quality than the water I photographed back in Allentown, and I think that quality has more to do with quantity.  The water in the stream running through Allentown was very pretty, reflective, and calming.  The water in the Hampton Roads area sticks out as a force of nature.  Very recently we had to deal with that force, and I wish I was not working so much that I could have had the time to go out and take some pictures.  I always knew that this area floods, but what they do not tell you on the national news is that the rivers themselves flow into and through the streets.  It really is an amazing if not very destructive sight.  (And, no, our apartment did not flood, nor did we lose power for more than 15 seconds, for those who were curious.  About 1 1/2 blocks down was a different story though.)

There is more to come, and I hope to be taking more photographs as the time moves on… for now I am going off to get some rest.  Keep looking for updates!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessie permalink
    November 19, 2010 11:48 am

    You should put more pictures up. I really like these and I liked reading the explanations!!!

    • bachic permalink*
      November 23, 2010 4:12 pm

      I will as soon as I have the time… things are a bit crazy at work right now…

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