Chuck Bennett's Photography Blog




Fun with water droplets

March 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Saw some water drop shots online and decided to give it a try.

Operating room - IV bag (sandwich bag with hole in corner, filled with water, hanging from light fixture), high intensity lights (flash, off camera), wireless controller for flash, 8 1/2 x 11 paper, cooking oil, wine etc. 

Instruments - DSLR, 55 to 300 lens with extension tubes to shorten minimum focus, remote shutter control, tripod.

Prognosis - fun and surprising results. Will do more complex trials soon.

Snow falling on the Maritime Heritage Trail Bridge

March 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I shot a bracketed exposure of the bridge during a light snowfall. 

Strawberry meets paring knife.

March 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

It was a cold winter afternoon. Much too cold for outside shooting. I broke out my 35mm macro lens and played in the kitchen for a bit.

"Funky Bench"

December 01, 2013  •  1 Comment

While visiting family over the holiday weekend, I made a couple shots of this remarkable ceramic bench that was created by our sister-in-law, Lisa Pesha Fremont of Chicago. This is so cool! Just look closely at all the "figures within figures" contained in the detail of this piece. Lisa worked on this over a two year period and was partially  influenced by Park Güell by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot park in Italy.   Below are a couple more shots of it.

Old Grand Rapids Public Museum

October 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

We were in Grand Rapids MI last week to experience ArtPrize 2013. This is a shot from the upper balcony at the former Grand Rapids Public Museum. I did some post-processing to isolate the green.