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

  • 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

  • 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

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