Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater

DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; Red Rocks Ship Rock
Ship Rock

Last weekend while attending a wedding in Colorado, I was able to get away and get some time on the trails in Red Rocks Park. First time out with a Gorilla Pod and was pretty impressed with the results.

I wasn't expecting it to be rock steady, especially with a 5D MKII and 17-40L hanging off of it, but it was sturdy enough (no wind) to bracket a few shots. I wouldn't leave it sitting by itself, hanging off a railing or tree, as it did slip a couple times, but standing next to it with a firm grip on the strap of the camera it was fine. Set on surfaces, it worked great.



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Valley next to Ship Rock
The first two images above were made from five bracketed exposures. -2EV, -1EV, 0, +1EV, +2EV. The shot below was handheld.

I also picked up a Clik Elite bag for the trip, but I'll save that for another post. It was nice not having to lug a regular sized tripod on the plane and on the trails. Plus, since I was with people who are not really into photography (or waiting for me to set up a shot) it was much quicker shooting with the Gorilla Pod.


DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; Red Rocks Amphitheater
Red Rocks Amphitheater 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn Sunset

DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; schoenfield covered bridge Autumn
Schoenfield Covered Bridge Autumn

Finally made it out to shoot over the weekend. Been awhile since I've shot or posted anything. I only had about an hour before sunset to try and get some fall foliage before losing the light. Hasn't been a particularly great Autumn in terms of color. Do to lack of rain (or so I'm told) the trees began dropping leaves before they changed color. Once they did start to turn, the trees already looked thin, then a couple storms came through with high winds and this is what's left.



DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; schoenfield covered bridge Sunset
Schoenfield Covered Bridge Sunset

These photos were taken at Tyler State Park in Bucks County, PA. The Schoenfield covered bridge spans the Neshaminy Creek.



DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; Neshaminy Creek Sunset
Neshaminy Creek Sunset





DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; schoenfield covered bridge Autumn II
Schoenfield Covered Bridge Autumn II





DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; Neshaminy Creek Autumn
Neshaminy Creek Autumn

I'm hoping to get back here soon since there is quite a bit of green visible. Hopefully what is left on the trees won't fall off before the rest can change color.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Optical Interior Renderings

Some recent 3d renderings for clients of optical retail interiors.

DAVID OAKILL: 3D Architectural Illustration: Interiors &emdash; Modern Optical
3ds Max | V-Ray | Photoshop




DAVID OAKILL: 3D Architectural Illustration: Interiors &emdash; Optical Interior
3ds Max | V-Ray | Photoshop



Monday, July 21, 2014

Rendering Before & Photography After

About a month or so ago, I finished a series of images for a client designing a new retail space. Today, I was able to get one of the finished photos of the space. The image below is the 3D rendering completed about five weeks ago.

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3D Interior Rendering using:  3D Studio Max | Vray | Photoshop (BEFORE)

Below is a photograph of the same shot taken this week. *note there were some lighting and material changes between when the rendering was completed and the completion of the physical space.


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Photograph of same space. (AFTER)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thunderstorm at Sunset


DAVID OAKILL: Black & White  Landscapes &emdash; Storm at Sunset
Passing evening storm at sunset. Bucks County, PA. 2014.



DAVID OAKILL: Landscapes Color &emdash; Sunset Storm
Field in Bucks County PA. after a Spring thunderstorm. 2014.


Spring thunderstorms passing through during sunset. Because of the cloud cover, not a lot of pop in color but the light intensity and cloud texture was quite dramatic. Finally found some time to get out and shoot with a real camera instead of using my cell phone.