GT Cooper Photography

gary

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

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.” ~ M.H. Alderson

  • Awakening

    from last year's planting seeds blown by the winter's wind surprise and reward of spring Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens; RAW Image(s) Focus Merged in Affinity Photo 2018-04-21-EOS-5100 FM Purple Columbine - Focus Merge.jpg

  • Unwanted Yellow

    even the unwanted have their own beauty surprises if seen iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Halide Photo App; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo--Dandelion (110/365) 2018-04-19-iOS-IMG_0053.jpg

  • Hardly Noticeable

    by the edge of a parking lot so small the colors blend with everything else up close imperfect beauty a welcoming back iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Halide photo app; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo--Unknown (109/365) 2018-04-19-iOS-IMG_0062.jpg

  • Snow Prints

    impressions within a morning snow a squirrel going from here to there a simple life iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos. (58/365) 2018-01-17-iOS-IMG_0817.jpg

  • Dirt

    dirt has its place importance personality beauty iPhone 6S; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image Post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (57/365) 2018-02-27-iOS-IMG_1715.jpg

  • The First of Spring

    bluish purple blooms the first of spring reminder to hang in there and be patient iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image Post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (56/365) 2018-02-27-iOS-IMG_1710.jpg

  • A Matter of Looking

    sometimes we can see what we can't see it becomes a matter of looking Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; IR Filter; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo 1.6.7 (55/365) 2018-02-27-EOS-6681.jpg

  • Wash of the Sand

    from here she stand wash of the sand and waves nature's meditation Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo--Fort Pickens, Gulf Coast National Seashore, Florida (54/365) 2018-02-01-EOS-6447.jpg

  • Ownership of Art

    nature will take what man makes and make it her own impermanence iPhone 6s; Image post macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Pensacola Beach, Florida 53/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1560.jpg

  • Listen and Write

    sometimes when i write i listen sometimes when i listen i write either way it is my moment iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (52/365) 2018-01-26-iOS-IMG_1193.jpg

  • Come together by holding...

    they hold things together they puncture things if forgotten misplaced each with a personality each with a purpose individual works of art iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2 (51/365) 2018-02-13-iOS-IMG_1662.jpg

  • Tool and Work of Art

    a pencil a tool of art a work of art sustainable scratching thoughts and ideas reminder of things past but holding for the future often forgotten because of something else iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post in macOS Photos (50/365) 2018-02-13-iOS-IMG_1659.jpg

  • A Little Green

    from the winter a little green will appear and before long we will start all over again Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo (49/365) 2018-02-15-EOS-6651.jpg

  • Bring on Spring

    bring on spring so her leaves may dance in the sun again and i may smell the blooms Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo (48/365) 2018-02-15-EOS-6648.jpg

  • Just Enjoy

    sometimes a photograph just doesn't replicate the view nowhere close to the inverted smooth waves of morning clouds for those moments just enjoy iPhone 6s; HDR Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2 (47/365) 2018-02-16-iOS-IMG_1681.jpg

  • Three Brushes

    three brushes wait for me to come up with an idea let's work it iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (46/365) 2018-02-15-iOS-IMG_1674.jpg

  • Heart

    things can be placed moved arranged everything can be a matter of the heart Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo--Fort Pickens, Florida (45/365) 2018-01-30-EOS-6325.jpg

  • Gears

    ukulele tuning key machine head fundamental mechanics small but giant in innovation iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Ukulele Tuning Key (44/365) 12018-02-13-iOS-IMG_1655.jpg

  • Urban Paths

    wanderings by road trees lined up greeting honoring like a parade iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image post in macOS Photos; Affinity Photo; and Tonality 1.4.2--Fort Belvior, Virginia (43/365) 2018-02-11-iOS-IMG_1641.jpg

  • Wandering

    from here to there is rarely in a straight line let wanderings live Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos--Pensacola Beach, Florida (42/365) 2018-01-30-EOS-6379.jpg

  • Red and Orange

    within everyday things lies another world natural art abstract in thought it is about what can be made of it after noticing iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Tomato (41/365) 2018-01-11-iOS-IMG_0650.jpg

  • 13

    set off from the rest framed by a fence building 13 who's only hint is a wash station worn path of the intense sun double locked door superstition and imagination iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image post in macOS Photos; Affinity Photo; and Tonality 1.4.2--Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida (40/365) 2018-01-30-iOS-IMG_1329.jpg

  • Shallows

    within the tide lies another world different yet significant if only for a moment we notice Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos--Pensacola Beach, Florida (39/365) 2018-01-30-EOS-6382.jpg

  • Different Perspectives

    within each drop of rain is a reflection of the world around it each with different perspectives of the same subject iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (38/365) 2018-02-07-iOS-IMG_E1632.jpg

  • Clouds without Color

    sunset clouds without color passing jet going from here to there something else more above wonder iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Ultra Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (37/365) 2018-02-06-iOS-IMG_1618.jpg

  • Beach Fish

    broken sand dollars collect and rearranged its all this moment Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (36/365) 2018-02-01-EOS-6424.jpg

  • Oil and Water

    olive oil and water sea salt patterns projection of the imagination iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Olive oil floating on a pot of water just prior to boil. (35/365) 2018-02-04-iOS-IMG_1615.jpg

  • For Simple Things

    for what do they dream in a dog's world gratefulness of love loyalty of kindness the simple things Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Affinity Photos 1.6.6--The Flying Beagle (34/365) 2018-02-03-EOS-6559.jpg

  • Within the Lines

    they work together patterns of shell and wood life within the lines iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos--Pensacola Beach, Florida (33/365) iPhone 6s; 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1408.jpg

  • Waves that Breath

    sun rays through the clouds blankets over the horizon listen the waves breath iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Ultra Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Pensacola Beach, Florida (32/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1544.jpg

  • Imagination Washed Ashore

    washed ashore a collection of random things--waste and garbage woven together by the force of water becomes something creative Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida (31/365) 2018-02-01-EOS-6396.jpg

  • Territory and Space

    two herons engage over the same space until one moves then coexistence again iPhone 62; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image Post in iOS Photos and iOS Afterlight 2--Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida (30/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_E1518.jpg

  • Offshore Storm

    water rolls in an infinite horizon breathing life into day iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Santa Rosa Island, Gulf Breeze, Florida (29/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1373.jpg

  • Feathered Heart

    abandoned feathers and wood if collected and rearranged recreate the elements of love iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Wide Angle Lens; Image post in iOS Photos and iOS Affinity Photo--Fort Pickens National Seashore, Pensacola, Florida (28/365) 2018-01-28-iOS-IMG_E0429.JPG

  • Unknown Child

    markers of unknown soldiers are sad in and of themselves the marker of an unknown child conjures a worse image innocence lost and tragedy iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos--Barrancas National Cemetery. (27/365) 2018-01-27-iOS-IMG_1286.jpg

  • Departure

    the excitement of travel the rhythm of going somewhere views of different perspectives truly watching observing iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Fisheye Lens; Image post in iOS Afterlight 2--Runway 19 Departure from DCA. (26/365) 2018-01-26-iOS-TBYEE4440.jpg

  • Natural Round

    natural round curves reflection most things begin and end in the same place iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6. (25/365) 2018-01-12-iOS-IMG_0662 - Version 2

  • Randon

    sometimes just let go allow the project to just evolve happen in the end each moment will be unique to itself then capture that moment iPhone 6s; HDR Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Drops of Red, Blue, Green and Yellow Food Coloring in a clear flat water-filled vase with white photo paper background, backlit with Amaran AL-H198 LED at full intensity. Creative flow: this image started with one idea then evolved from at least five other ideas that evolved from each other. I ended in a place that is infinitely better than the original idea. The rewards of the creative process are the journey and the destination. (24/365) 2018-01-24-iOS-IMG_1063

  • Full Boil

    water at full boil violent a single moment captured then instant stillness peace from burning hot to an abstract vision reflective of what we see what we know whatever we want to see iPhone 6s ;HDR Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Boiling Water through a clear kettle. (23/365) 2018-01-23-iOS-IMG_0991

  • Broken Light

    within broken light lies an artist palette of color focal of nature iPhone 6s; HDR 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

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