CAT ROONEY PHOTOGRAPHY
White Wind Creations
Beauty is the reflection of our true essence. My passion is to catch this beauty in people and nature though photography.
2016 was the start of a new look by printing on large-scale canvas and fabric, wood-based gallery wraps, and canvas mounted on a stand. The soft canvas was selected for several of the unique starry night photos as it enhances the artistic feel---almost like the photos are painted on the canvas. Accented are the many many stars in the Milky Way that the digital camera recorded but our eyes cannot perceive.
I am often asked, "Did you add stars to the photos?” My reply, "No; they are just that amazing!"
Several elements have to be just right to catch the Milky Way, starting with a dark sky, which consist of the New Moon phase and absence of light pollution. Other elements to increase successful photographing are: low humidity; little or no clouds, haze or air pollution; and a bright Milky Way (usually between May-Oct).
A recent study found that 80% of Americans can’t see the Milky Way. I had to drive several hours from my home or hop a plane or train to find the Milky Way.
Don't be surprised to see awesome food shots as I started as a photographer for the Life Style section of a media company. Check out some of my recipes and corresponding pictures at Pinterest.
Going frame-less while preserving a professional style, I chose 12" x 18" gallery wraps on a wooden platform. This style is excellent for showcasing such photos as the Famous Sequoia National Park Fence, My New Digs Truck and Air-Stream, Strong Hall Jayhawk, J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Plaza, and Live, Laugh, Love Barn in Vermont.