Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Moving on

This site is no longer being updated. For all things me please check me out on Thanks and have a nice day.

Monday, February 4, 2008

don't put all your eggs in one basket

, originally uploaded by Joseph Orsillo.

There was a time when life was good. Gmail was a dream come true. Blogger was free and easy to use and Analytics and AdSense were convenient to say the least. But there was one glaring problem looming over the horizon. GOOGLE. As it turns out all of these services were tied to my one google account and about two weeks ago my account was hijacked. No more gmail, google home page, blogging, checkout, docs, calendar. It really felt like my internet connection wasn't working. All of a sudden I was cut off from the world. It finally occurred to me that I might still be able to post to the blog via flickr, even though I cannot log in to my blogger page (so here's hoping I get this right because there wont be any changing it). Numerous attempts to get the account reinstated via google's insane email forms have yielded nothing more than a cryptic automated response pointing me back to the stupid form letters. This may be it from me for a while, which is no real loss because no one reads this anyways. I think its time to check out WordPress.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

scorched joshua trees

scorched joshua trees, originally uploaded by Joseph Orsillo.

This one is from the archives. I finally took the time to update my website this last weekend. I added over 70 images that I have made since July. This image is older than that, but it really caught my eye when I was going through my flickr pages. I miss the night shooting. There is a full moon right now and I was all set to go out super early this morning, but when I got up it was pouring rain so I ended up going back to sleep. Come to think of it I love sleeping too.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

On the road... Again

, originally uploaded by Joseph Orsillo.

Well I'm out and about once again and I got the chance to return to one of my favorite shooting locales. I was a little skeptical about shooting this spot again because I wasn't sure that I would be able to see anything new. I arrived just before the sun went down. It was all blue sky and golden tones, but the tide was much farther out than the last time I had visited. I was able to walk out onto the beach to photograph these pylons (they were partially submerged when I last saw them). The sun dipped below the horizon as I was setting up this shot. Literally within the space of a minute, the entire beach was blanketed with fog, with just a hint of light left in the sky. It was something straight from a horror movie. It was all gray and cold and wet and surreal. I loved it. I quickly wiped the moisture from the lens and made seven exposures. I shot a few other scenes before succumbing to the damp cold, but this one best captures the moment as I remember it. And yes, I did embellish just a little, but then it wouldn't be me if I didn't, right?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Time to Vote...

Hey there folks.  I have signed up with JPEG Magazine and am in a contest to be in the next issue.  If you are so inclined, wont you please head over and cast a vote for me.