Shot in seattle on monday.

I know this is a few days late but who reads this anyways

just went in town with my new 40D. Tried to do some street, despite a massive photographer’s block. massive.

luckily i broke it. at first i was shooting with the trusty 50 1.8, but then i decided the angle was too narrow. i had to go wider. i tried my craptastic 18-55 3.5-5.6. dunno why i still have that lens. it’s horrible build quality, horrible aperture, and horrible feel. one of the many lenses i may sell to get the 28 1.8 usm. 

Seattle, 12/29/08. 40D + 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM

I love this photograph. i don’t know why, but i love it so  much more than it seems others do. It looks so Meyerowitz-y doesn’t it?

That’s why I’m trying to shoot color more. i love meyerowitz. so i’m looking at saturation and shadows more than contrast and character, like in a traditional street shot.


40D + 50mm f/1.8

40D + 50mm f/1.8

right lenses. i was thinking of the 28mm 1.8 USM. well built and hella fast. good wide view too. the 50 is just not suiting my needs anymore, for both street and band photography. so im gonna try to sell that 18-55 though i doubt that will happen. im also going to try to sell the lensbaby 3G with apertures. I like the lens, but I have no use for it. Don’t get me wrong, i’m the one who asked for it for christmas many years ago. however, i’ve never taken a serious shot with it. i’m just not creative like that. i guess i like straight photography rather than skewed in any way.

I like to make something beautiful out of something horrible. Not make something beautiful because I payed X dollars for a fancy lens.


40D + 18-55mm 3.5-5.6

40D + 18-55mm 3.5-5.6

Eleanor Rigby – such a great song. Listen to it hard sometime. It’s so beautiful, not only the lyrics, but the melody too.

talks about all the people we ignore. love it.

this one is OK. not good but ok. i like the light on this shot, but i dont like how far away I am.

and no, even though I was using my 28-135mm, i was not zooming even to 30mm.

other interesting shots in my gallery on deviantart. i know it’s crappy but i need a website


happy new years! go get drunk.


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Tom Walsh

is a photographer in Eugene, OR. Mainly focusing on street photography and social documentary. He shoots bands and portraits as well. Tom goes to the University of Oregon where he intends to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography.
December 2008
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