Thursday, January 22, 2015

Young Woman - Andelynn

Here are a few more pictures from the December photo shoot I did. This is Andelynn. She and Kim have long blond hair that has trouble staying in place. Good thing it can be fixed in editing software! Next time we will get out the spray bottle or the mega hold hair spray!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Young Woman - Annika

Annika was a part of the photo shoot I did in December with Kim and a few other girls. Notice the mood ring in the pictures. She has a smile on her face in both so what do the colors green or blue mean? I hope she had fun. I have gotten permission from Annika's parents to post her picture. More to come later.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Night Shots On The Way Home


Many of us commute to and from work each day and some times that drive gets boring! Well take a camera with you and stop (safely) along your route to get a picture or two from your commute. I have been driving past these areas for some time now, I finally took a camera along with me! With some extra time and good tri-pod I was able to find a new way to view my long commute. This was taken with a point and shoot, Olympus Stylus 1. It does a great job for a small portable camera. I love it. The distraction of finding a picture help me make my commute more fun. Next time there is a back-up for hours on the freeway I hope I have a camera with me! Enjoy your commute!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sparks Flyin'

This is a photograph I took during a summer camp-out (2014) with family, but I don't think I ever posted it. I almost got in trouble for this one! Someone see sparks and think you are up to no good. This was over water and not even the dock could catch fire. It was plastic! Harbor patrol, I think it was them, zipped by to see what was going on. They were sitting back far enough to see me and waited to see if I would do it again. I saw them and didn't do any more. Turned out great I think. I love the reflection and bounce of the sparks off the water and dock.  Had another idea but didn't want to be in any trouble.
I am realizing I don't post as often as I used to. I have found a new years resolution to work on! Time to look in the archives again. What else will I find?

Kim - B&W and B&W With Selective Color

 Kim in B&W,
with some selective color!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Young Woman - Kim

These are some pictures I did in December of a pretty young woman by the name of Kim. With work being crazy in December I am just now getting time to edit and post again. More post will come as I get permission from parents. Kim made arrangements with me and her friends to do a little photo shoot. All had a good time! Not sure I like teenage girl pop music, however!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Model Planes: The Crash

They say any crash you can walk away from is a good thing! I'll bet money this does not apply to model planes. Think of the number of hours it takes to assemble a kit, painting etc... all to lose it in the last few seconds of a flight. I've been told the hardest thing to master while flying models is always the landing. I can see why! It could have been worse! A broken prop and busted landing gear is at least fixable. Better luck next time friend. I be honest, I'd like to be around when there is a big crash with camera and telephoto lens at the ready!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Model Planes

While out taking pictures, I passed a model plane "airport" off of Gentile street in Syracuse. I have gone there before but didn't always have any power left in my camera. This time I had both power and a great telephoto lens to use. I used the Tamron 150-600mm. It works very well, even with the quick movements the pilots give to their planes. All of them are amazing to watch! Here are a few shot of a pilot by the name of Z-Man! This plane is larger than you might expect and powerful for its size. Think of your gas powered weed trimmer on something the size of a coffee table. If you get the chance stop by and visit the pilots are a friendly bunch. Thanks Z-Man. More to come later, including a crash!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Portraits With A Medium Format Camera

Here are three photographs take with a medium format camera, the Pentax 645. It is awesome for portraits and landscape shooting. I am amazed at the depth of field you can get with this camera! Some of my pictures didn't turn out well because the depth of field was so shallow. I kept it a sharp focus on the eyes and let it go from there. It crazy to go from an APSC sensor, my Nikon, to medium format of the Pentax. To be really good with the camera, I'll need to spend more time with it. Pentax has the best price and great quality for any of the medium format camera. Check it it out! I'll bet you will like it too. I wouldn't mind having one myself.

Laundry Room

 New and old together!
Any one want to be the "Iron" from Monopoly?
Out at Garr's Ranch on Antelope Island, you can tour the farm house, barns and grounds. It was a working farm up until the 1960's, I think.  It gives use a glimpse of what ranch life was about. It has new (to the time period) but old (to us now) modern conveniences. You can see some of what I mean in the above pictures. Oh, I love the modern washer and dryer! My wife wishes I would do more of the laundry!

No Mr. Ed

While visiting Antelope Island with some friends, we went to Garr's Ranch. There are lots of things to photograph in and around the ranch. The horses are in a pen just north east of the house.
Just has I was about to snap the trigger on the camera, this horse moved! It shook its head to move off the flies and other pests, but looks as though it is talking like Mr. Ed. (Mr. Ed is an old black and white TV show. It was before my time too!)  He might be saying "Hey no pictures! " , "Stupid paparazzi!" or "Do you have an apple?"

Black-eyed Susan

One of my favorite flowers. I hope they grow back next year. I have a hard time growing anything but weeds! Good thing I understand depth of field, this way I can share the beauty found in my flower garden not my the lack of work.