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I recently visited the amazing Vasquez Rocks. I have wanted to check this place out ever since I moved to California, as it is featured in so many TV shows and movies. These diagonal jutting rock formations were formed by the San Andreas Fault. The usage of this location as a backdrop for so many Sci-Fi projects has firmly cemented it into the collective imagination as "what alien worlds look like."
I made some interesting observations while taking in these views. One of the most striking things I noticed was just how much reflected color there was in the rocks. Where surfaces were in cast shadow, and angled toward the sky, there was a very pronounced blue tone. This is something I wouldn't usually think about if I was painting a scene of this nature.
While standing on top of the rocks, I was amazed at just how extreme the atmospheric perspective was in the distant hills.
It was a fun trip to a very visually interesting place, and I recommend this location for artists and Star Trek fanatics alike!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I recently purchased my first zoom lens, the EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS from Canon. This was one of the greatest purchases I have ever made. It has allowed me to see and capture things that I previously would have been unaware of.
I had the opportunity to use the OC Japan Fair as the photographic testing grounds. There was an awesome fashion show at the fair featuring designs by 2WJD founder Shiho Oribe. I enjoy going to fashion shows to get inspirations for character outfits for my concept art. Check out the gallery below to see the photos that I took there using my new lens.