Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baltimore Aquarium

I spent an awesome day exploring this national treasure, it's like the Louvre of sea life, and actual marine biologists are right in the walls wearing scuba gear on the many levels of the huge complex.

see the whole gallery:
http://photos.ryanmcdonellphotography.com/GalleryThumbnails.aspx?gallery=374261

Monday, June 28, 2010

A unique experience

I was in this wedding and shot it for fun merely as an observer. I limited myself to one lens (Canon EF 50mm f1.4), and no flash with the exception of a couple, and my mom was kind enough to shoot a few (the shots including me in the wedding party). Having said that, I still feel these shots capture the magic of the day, and the diversity of the many stages. They hired Daniel a wonderful and skilled professional photographer for the day, so I stayed out of his way and looked for candid moments. 


http://photos.ryanmcdonellphotography.com/GalleryThumbnails.aspx?gallery=374024

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

shrines

Something comforting about these shrines, not that I would be building one anytime soon, but I like photographing these yard adornments.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

washed out

Just a strange ride home along the lake, shifting weather patterns, and very odd light.

Monday, June 21, 2010

33 Coupe

This cool Ford was at the wedding I shot Saturday, and it still has a bullet hole from it's gangster days in Philly...True story

Sunday, June 20, 2010

cloud wall


I had to get the camera back out to capture these impressive clouds I saw when traveling East from PA on the Thruway.

Roadwork series Continued

I shot a wedding in PA, so I kept my camera handy for some more "drive by" shots.
http://photos.ryanmcdonellphotography.com/GalleryThumbnails.aspx?gallery=368766

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Student design made the cut

A student of mine designed this cover for the school and 1600 will be printed, this was the proof that the printer sent me. I'm proud of her...

ROADWORK



I started a new Gallery section on my site called "ROADWORK", it's simply quick shots from the car or sidewalk that capture a moment or view that brings back memories or just speaks to me in some way. I got the idea from Linda McCartney, who did a whole book based on her fascination with this form of photography. 


http://photos.ryanmcdonellphotography.com/GalleryThumbnails.aspx?gallery=368766

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Day of Inspiration





My Art Department Colleagues and I were fortunate enough to be granted a professional day to visit three Rochester based galleries. This day was important for us to reconnect as artists, and see what other professionals are creating in the art world. Trips like these help with lesson formulation, curriculum development, and overall artistic stimulation. These pictures are a few highlights, as well as some things that I simply found aesthetically pleasing.

Friday, June 11, 2010

View of Zoo after closing

I attended a party at the Seneca Park Zoo after it's regular hours of operation.