GT Cooper Photography

gary

Northern Virginia & Colorado
Canon | GoPro | iPhoneography
Mindfulness | Wabi Sabi

ÔÇťYou are only given a little spark of madness. You mustnÔÇÖt lose it.ÔÇŁ ~ Robin Williams

  • Broken Light

    within broken light lies an artist palette of color focal of nature iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--LED Light through a Prism. (22/365) 2018-01-22-iOS-IMG_0928

  • Inescapable Darkness

    pitch black long exposure grainy and without color haunted tree imagination runs wild howling wolves and wind an owl warning rustling leaves inescapable darkness sound of a heartbeat iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Telephoto 2x; captured with iOS Slow Shutter 4.2; Image Post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2. (21/365) 2018-01-21-iOS-IMG_0874

  • Sunset Sliver

    sunset tiny sliver of a crescent moon branches of random patterns casual clouds beyond the image it is standing there watching this unfold changing by the minute then gone Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos, Affinity Photos, and Intensify. Virginia Sunset. (20/365) 2018-01-20-EOS-6268

  • Sunsets within Nature

    within the larger pattern shapes colors reflect sunsets of nature iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Backlit Orange Slice. (19/365) 2018-01-19-iOS-IMG_0859

  • Intersection

    intersecting lines some within each other hierarchy iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Two Safety Pins. (18/365) 2018-01-18-iOS-IMG_0840.JPG

  • Dormant

    Accotink Bay, Virignia-- before long winter will give way to spring islands of ice will disappear and the dance of robins will return Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; Three Shot HDR Image post in Affinity Photo 1.6.6. (17/365) 2018_01_17_Affinity_HDR_0001.jpg

  • Beginnings

    it can begin here just starting with something vague a creative spring ideas lead to ideas allow flow to take over iPhone 6s; Image Post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Purple Fan Brush on Canvas. (16/365) 2018-01-16-iOS-IMG_0813

  • Whisps

    random lines and bends imagination like a reflection what is seen comes from before a spring bloom draws from autumn iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Cotton Ball Fibers. (15/365) 2018-01-15-iOS-IMG_0782

  • Within the Walls

    the oldest house in the city early 1800s voices of the past are heard from the walls if it is quiet the intrigue is imagining what it was like what was the view from the windows the sound of the front door opening cold winter nights warm humid summers clattering of horses then cars then more iPhone 6s; Image post in iOS Affinity Photo, macOS Photos, and Tonality 1.4.2--Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House, Fairfax, Virginia. This challenge was to take just one photo--then work with it to make it work. (14/365) 2018-01-14-iOS-IMG_0422

  • No Distractions

    take the color away what is left is the beauty of lines and shapes the structure the make up the relationship between parts there is a story in and of itself that comes from the core with no distractions this is the power of black and white iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--White Rose. (13/365) 2018-01-13-iOS-IMG_0718

  • Same but Different

    they are all the same yet they are all different it takes a garden to see that beauty surrounds if only for the moment This week: Five Days "In the Kitchen" (5/5) iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Chia Seeds on White Paper Background (12/365) 2018-01-12-iOS-IMG_0699

  • Nebula

    imagination whispers from experience it all comes from somewhere a reflection of the soul the heart of a cucumber This week: Five Days "In the Kitchen" (4/5) iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--backlit Cucumber (11/365) 2018-01-11-iOS-IMG_0651

  • Social Life of Seeds

    seeds seemingly random set together as individuals pairs and couples groups and gaggles open space similar yet each unique interacting differently individual context social context all reflective stories unfolding This week: Five Days "In the Kitchen" (3/5) iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos, Affinity Photo 1.6.6, and Aperture 3.6--Celery Seeds on white paper background (10/365) 2018-01-10-iOS-IMG_0624 - Version 2

  • Accidental

    started in one place then within the flow ended in another at times an idea is not necessary just the willingness to start somewhere anywhere and the courage to let the journey take a life of its own the idea of pencil shavings came from doing something else the result was unexpected unplanned reward This week: Five Days "In the Kitchen" (2/5) iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post with macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencil shavings on white paper background (9/365) 2018-01-09-iOS-IMG_0587

  • Illusion then Reality

    visions of dorothea and toto yellow brick roads black and white to color and back again reminder of vulnerability and insignificance imagination and fear of dreams in the end nothing more than soy milk poured into water inverted and adjusted to another time This week: Five Days "In the Kitchen" (1/5) iPhone 6s; Image post: iOS Photos, iOS Snapseed, and iOS Afterlight 2 (8/365) 2018-01-08-iOS-IMG_0136

  • Leading Lines

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- these leading lines mark the hallowed fields barefoot to progress electricity to flights in the distance sometimes the silence remains but most of the time we miss it both in reflection and the moment Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; Image post with Mac Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (7/365) 2018-01-07-EOS-6215

  • Shell Fragments

    grains of sand magnified they look like boulders not the small annoying grit of the beach each from a larger shell tiny physical witness marks of time their own individual history measured in the millions eventually gathered at the same beach collective synergy they will remain enduring iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post Mac Photos, Intensify 1.2.3, Aperture 3.6.; Background SFH - 10 Welder's Glass. (6/365) 2018-01-06-iOS-IMG_0502 - Version 2

  • Ice Garden

    against the moonrise random ice patterns form gardens within worlds not seen iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 15x Macro; Image post Aperture 3.6 and iOS Mextures (5/365) 2018-01-05-iOS-IMG_0475 - Version 2

  • Two Posts

    Clifton, Virginia-- two posts hold the wire fence mark the path of the wild frame the tree and lead the way up the hill snow filling the grooves from tractors trees on the horizon whistle the wind occasionally a truck passes sounds of tires and gravel even that it is quiet here away from bustle renewal Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (4/365) 2018-01-04-EOS-6179_edit

  • Autumn in a Pumpkin's Life

    not long from now it will return to under the leaves clock of the seasons pumpkin from our garden on the verge of collapse struggling to maintain its pride returning to the leaves with seeds for next year the endless cycle Canon PowerShot G10; RAW Image post Mac Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (3/365) 2018-01-03-G10-IMG_0162

  • Frozen Whispers

    frozen moisture on the storm window each drop an individual pattern each drop in a different relation to the others leading to a synergy of randomness toned by the color of the light some are clear others blur towards nothing right to left colors shift a whisper for the moment within the vision of the beholder GoPro Hero 4 Black; Image post Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (2/365) 2018-01-02-GOPR8166_edit

  • Crumpled Laces

    her crumpled laces like random paths and journeys foreshadow new year the challenge was to take an every day item and create an abstract image--a desert boot lace crumpled placed on the back of an iPad. iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post: macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2 (1/365) 2018-01-01-iOS-IMG_0394

  • With This The Year Ends

    it ends with the cold frost and ice on a window patterns of the natural world abstract thoughts images of cold with this the year ends and a chance to renew iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (365/365) 2017-12-31-iOS-IMG_0374 - Version 2

  • Traces of Bird Dances

    cold tracks left in an early morning snow bird dances by the frost iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (364/365) 2017-12-30-iOS-IMG_0369 - Version 2

  • There for the Seeing

    patterns shapes and impressions all left for the imagination there for the seeing iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (363/365) 2017-12-14-iOS-IMG_0293 - Version 2

  • Blind Shadows

    shadows through the blinds onto the wall are reminders that there is a world outside waiting to be explored iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (362/365) 2017-12-28-iOS-IMG_0364 - Version 2

  • Two People and a Moment

    Coronado, California-- unknown from where they came a different journey different experiences but for this moment neighbors iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (361/365) 2017_12_04_IMG_E0189

  • Diffraction Grating

    i don't remember what compelled me to shine a light on a compact disk while looking through a macro lens and then it appeared an abstract of one thought but actually another Canon EOS-M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; mini LED work-light wrapped with 1/2 CTO Warming Gel; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (360/365) 2013_09_19_18941

  • Beach Trails

    Coronado, California-- beach dunes beach trails bringing those in common together Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (359/365) 2017-12-04-EOS-6032_edit

  • Vertical Slice of Time

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- in any given image there is a slice of vertical time fences mark the territory of trees trees point to the sky the sky reminds of summer Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (358/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5816 - Version 2

  • Purple Reminder

    purple reminds us the brightness of a plant's world will return in the spring Canon EOS M; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (357/365) 2017_04_20_34152_edit

  • Three Fingers

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- dead stump rotting and returning to the earth abstract of three fingers maybe three more of whatever Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (356/365) 2017-12-21-EOS-6155_edit

  • Reclaimed by Nature

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- abandoned early 1900s seeding machine left in place so long a tree grew around and threw it forgotten by man reclaimed by nature spark questions of what happened why was it left and never moved again a reminder? Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (355/365) 2017-12-21-EOS-6144_edit

  • The Fisherman

    shadow upon the wall cast by the dead bamboo next to it a fisherman with a pipe and straw hat iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (354/365) 2015-02-15-iOS-IMG_2596 - Version 2

  • Eastbound Sunset

    images capture can capture a moment the moment only happens when we are present and then we can remember the flight east to return home the sunset of a week captured in true memory iPad Air; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (353/365) 2017_12_06_IMG_0090_edit

  • Movement of Flight

    Coronado, California-- not every image has to be clear the softness of the water provokes the moment of waves the blur of the wings captures the moment of flight this image is clearer than the moment we watched it happen Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (352/365) 2017-12-05-EOS-6103 - Version 2

  • Abstract Moment

    food is art especially when time becomes the moment patterns shapes and colors textures then taste abstract moments iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (351/365) 2014-07-05-iOS-IMG_2393 - Version 2

  • Afternoon Moment

    later afternoon of writing when i felt the sun against the wall warm colors and patterns reminder to stop and see stop and feel the moment iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (350/365) 2014-12-30-iOS- IMG-2555

  • Fresh Light

    curiosity fresh light lifts between the blinds new creative day iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (349/365) 2017_11_30_IMG_0156_edit - Version 2

  • Meditation on the Horizon

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- any thought beyond or behind this moment takes away from this moment now and forever Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (348/365) 2017-12-14-EOS-IMG_6133

  • Framed Innocence

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- from here we can see shadowed by the tree allowed the innocence of a child Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (347/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5798_edit

  • Framed Perspective

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- through the 'pained' glass her comfort framed by nature war changed all seasons Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (346/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5769_edit - Version 2

  • Singing Bowl

    amazed at the tone the power the natural song the darkness in the shadows lead curiosity to where is next how interesting need to try iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (345/365) 2017_12_11_IMG_0267_edit

  • Trees at Dusk

    each branch pattern leads to endless ends few leaves remain stubborn a lone dove blends with the rest playing where's waldo stumps of bad pruning but nature has a habit of enduring Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (344/365) 2017-12-11-EOS-6128 - Version 2

  • Endurance of Snowflakes

    once an intersection of bees a social spot branches now hold leafless snowflakes this is winter something to endure until the rites of spring this is winter patterns of branches dusted with white Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (343/365) 2017-12-09-EOS-6124 - Version 2

  • There Stood Sugar (Tracks to the del)

    Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California-- place of magic intrigue movies ghosts and lovers it was here before most things almost lost but the sand becomes the yellow brick road marks of the present versus the past enchantment and mystery endure Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (342/365) 2017-12-04-EOS-6028

  • A Moment in History

    this is what remains of a day of infamy witnessed to the mark earlier in the day someone turned the knob wound the spring set the time then flew onward into a moment of history Canon PowerShot G10; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (341/365) 2009_08_25_1380_edit

  • Seemingly Simple

    Coronado, California-- a last moment with the sand non-descript notice--for a moment there is a story forget the past present and future footprints shoe prints gull prints abstract shapes drawn by passing shadows by a morning sun the wonder of a million plus years one thing of then another it can be here for those who wonder for those who take the time to see for today--now this journey ends, but yet another begins the sand will remain iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (340/365) 2017_12_06_IMG_0202_edit

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