Below are some recent photographs of my good friend Katie O’Donnell. Katie is a fellow masters student with me at Indiana University and does awesome work. She is interning for the summer at Oracle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katie just picked up some new glasses so we headed out to a local park and took some photographs. Below are some of my favorites.

Katie O'Donnell

Location: A Mountain View, CA park

Camera and Lens: Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.8 lens

Creative Process: We went out into the park around 6:15pm and looked for good light in some shade.

Post Production: Nothing much more than normal portrait stuff.

Katie O'Donnell

Information is the same as above.

Katie O'Donnell

Same as above, excepting a conversion to black and white.

Katie O'Donnell

Same as above, except in color (obviously)

So, I really loved the first photograph (and my 50mm f/1.8 it turns out). So, I’m going to show you it again but in black and white. I think it’s just stunning in both color and black and white. I really can’t decide which is better.

Katie O'Donnell

Tell me what you think about these photographs in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out Katie’s amazing work on her portfolio.