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Ask me anything   Submit   Chris Valvano really wants to finish his PhD in archaeology. He has a photoblog about living in Lansing, MI. This is his photoblog. All photos were shot with a Pentax K200d and usually with legacy lenses.

Rolls at the Gilmore Museum. Wish I took my good lens.

Rolls at the Gilmore Museum. Wish I took my good lens.

— 5 months ago with 2 notes
#Gilmore  #michigan  #pentax  #Black and White  #orignal photography  #rolls royce 
la23b asked: ...oke, for using a Pentax, in my opinion, you can't do anything wrong any more. But... I was just wondering something about your latest photo, the one with the hot air balloon. Why did you leave that little part on the right in the frame? because you edit the colours, you make it square you are putting a lot of consciousness considerations in to it. And then you leave that little part there... Why? I don't understand, and I want to. I'm curious, please tell me. and what about that 645NII! :)


Answer:

I left that little part in the corner because I thought it kept the imperfection of the scene. I could have cropped it or photoshopped it out, but then it would have looked too altered. Plus, it got at least one person attention, so it was worth keeping in :) Thanks for the question. I love the careful attention you put in compositions.

Chris

— 1 year ago with 1 note
Hot air balloon over Jackson, MI

Hot air balloon over Jackson, MI

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#pentax k200d  #Takumar 55mm f2.2 
hot air balloon with melt-your-face contrast

hot air balloon with melt-your-face contrast

— 1 year ago with 24 notes
#pentax k200d  #Takumar 55mm f2.2  #amatuer photography 
Tenants in these apartments are disputing with East Lansing officials about keeping their poster. ….let’s hope awesomeness prevails.

Tenants in these apartments are disputing with East Lansing officials about keeping their poster. ….let’s hope awesomeness prevails.

— 1 year ago with 14 notes
#East Lansing  #katy perry  #Street Photography