It's fairly easy to follow my latest photographs and creations. You can find them on: luke-moore.pixels.com in the "Recently Added Photographs & Artwork" gallery. All my recently added photographs are in chronological order among the different pages (the newest at the top of page one). I also have a gallery that contains my best selling photographs and prints. These two galleries are essential for following my latest fine art photography print creations and sales.
Below are just a few of my latest photography creations:
I was very fortunate to spend an evening at Webster Lake during the Independence Day fireworks a few weeks ago. Before the 4th of July fireworks show happened, I had the pleasure of catching a nice and relaxing sunset over the lake. The boats were lining up and getting positioned for the fireworks display; luckily, I was able to capture a couple of nice shots. Webster Lake in Webster, Massachusetts, New England. Lake Chaubunagungamaug and Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagung
For unique Jeep CJ artwork and other Jeep art, check out my latest Jeep creations. I spend numerous hours blending and creating photographs to create one of a kind works of art. Just in time for summertime and the Fourth of July, Independence Day, and July 4th. Prints, phone cases, throw pillows, towels, mugs, shower curtains, and more... available through my website. #Jeeplife #jeepcj
Sometimes you just have to leave your comfort zone a little bit. Maybe it's to do something new or create a photograph with an unusual idea behind it. This photograph embodies all those thoughts. I wanted something gritty, focused around pure numbers... but something that could also have alternate meanings or innuendos. As always, you the viewer decides :)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Maine have always been two of my favorite spots in New England. I practically grew up on The Cape, spending summers and off season weekends down there a lot when I was growing up. Arriving on Cape Cod always makes me feel like I am coming home... maybe it was my home in a past life. I also love the York, Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport areas in Maine. Here are a few of my most recent photographs and prints from Cape Cod and Maine:
Actually I have two older digital cameras. The one on the left is a Nikon D5000 that I bought in 2010 and is only 12 megapixels. The one on the right is a Nikon CoolpixA and that one is only 16 megapixels. Both of these cameras will produce a high quality 36" print. I have 36" prints hanging in my house and they look awesome! The CoolpixA will go up to a 48" print. Of course the caveats are that the image has to be sharp, free of camera motion blur, and free of extreme visible noise.
A tripod can be a great investment to the quality of your photographs or it can open up the door to low light opportunities or long exposure opportunities.
I've always felt that one of the most important pieces in the equation is the lens. The lens is extremely important. I prefer to use prime lenses because I love the quality of the images that they produce. Means I can't zoom in or out while standing in one spot... it's essentially a fixed view or fixed focal length. I have to move my feet and change location in order to "zoom" in or out... sometimes that is not always possible.
Prime lenses (fixed focal length lenses) help you to really focus on your composition and the elements in your photo and how they are aligned or structured. I've been using my 35mm Nikon lens for many years now. I purchased it back in 2012 for $199. Certainly got my mileage out of it.
Editing your photos on your computer is another very important element in the equation. Sure you can certainly buy Photoshop and drop a chunk of money. But do you really need to? Most of my editing happens on free programs such as Nikon VeiwNX2, GIMP, and Photoscape. In January of 2017, I finally purchased a photo editing software (Corel PaintShop Pro for ~$90) and it does everything that I need it to do.
So in summary, you don't need expensive gear or editing programs to end up with great photos. It's all about enjoying the process and being creative. Some people will love your photographs and some people will hate them. It's like anything else.
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Interesting Article by Ken Rockwell:
Around the holidays, I came up with this crazy idea for some new Jeep art. Long story short... I took photographs of a skull and combined them with American flag, scratching texture, and trail Jeep photographs. I even used some Jeep grilles for the eyes. The resulting images were pretty wild... some of them looking like robot cyborg type creatures. I have some more unique ideas for Jeep art kicking around in my head, just haven't had the time to pull them out of there. Enjoy!
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Over the years, I have always enjoyed visiting and photographing lighthouses. There are so many that I haven't seen yet, but hope to visit in the future. There is always something so primitive yet majestic about lighthouses. Simple structures made to stand the test of time. Structures with one purpose... to save lives. Lighthouses can be so unique with very intricate and ornate architecture. In a way, they remind me of the old mental hospitals, each having a specific architectural style... similar to the Kirkbride buildings from the 19th century.
For the photos above, I pulled out my infrared camera. Infrared photography dovetails perfectly with the uniqueness of each lighthouse. Infrared can convey a ghostly, magical, otherworldly, or surreal look... which in my opinion can create the perfect artistic lighthouse atmosphere.
Most of the lighthouses that I photograph are located in New England. Places like Maine, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island. On rare occasion , I have the opportunity to visit a place like Bermuda or the Caribbean and that is a real treat. So please stay tuned, I'm looking forward to having more lighthouse adventures in the future.
To see more of my lighthouse photography, please visit: luke-moore.pixels.com/collections/lighthouses
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A few of my tractor creations from this past year. Just like my Jeep artwork, I enjoy texturing these tractor photographs with wood grain and other textures. Infrared photography always makes these old tractors look so unique.
Some recent Jeep artwork that I have finished over the past year or so. Really like the American Flag Jeep theme so I have been thinking of ideas for more Jeep art involving flags. If you have any ideas... drop a comment below. Thanks!
I use all my own photographs in all my work, so I have to be able to photograph it or very occasionally I can use another person's image with permission.
These Jeep images are great holiday gifts, Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, or a gift for any special occasion. I offer everything from ready to hang wall decor to coffee mugs to phone cases. Please visit: luke-moore.pixels.com
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