Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Say Cheese!

Eileen and I went to the Poppy Festival this past April and I took my camera along to see if I could get some good street shots, needing the practice and getting out of my comfort zone.  Well needless to say, I only came back with one photo that I thought was somewhat interesting and that's this shot of these lovely ladies enjoying themselves and taking pictures.  It's fun to try and take street pictures, but it's always a challenge to do it without coming across as "the creepy guy with the camera taking pictures of people he doesn't know."  I think there's an obvious art to it and Jeff Vaillancourt and Rich McPeek are really good at it...  I'll try again some day.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon
Focal Length - XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/150
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ready For Football!

My favorite time of the year is almost upon us and that time is Football Season!  Part of it has already started, the college football part.  This past labor Day weekend was touted as the greatest opening weekend in CFB history because there were so many games between top-25 ranked teams and it didn't disappoint!  No 3 Oklahoma lost, No 5 LSU lost and so did No 10 Notre Dame!  It was awesome!  Plus my faves - the Michigan Wolverines - smacked Hawai'i 63-3.  Kinda awesome wouldn't you say?

The other part of football season is opening weekend for the NFL which starts this Thursday night.  Denver will play Carolina in a Super Bowl rematch.  That should be a great game as well!  Now that football is in full-swing, it means cooler weather is coming and we here in Texas can breathe a sigh of relief for getting through another hot summer.

To commemorate the beginning of football season, I thought this shot of a 60 yard field goal try by the San Diego Chargers from the game we went to last year would be a good one... I don't believe he made it by the way...

I used my Panasonic DMC-5300 because it has a full-frame comparable 600mm lens at the long end.  However, the sensor is pretty small so the shot is a bit grainy, but this shot is at mid-field and we were in the nosebleeds in the end zone, so I might take the trade-off.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-5300
Lens -
Focal Length - 68.1mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/1000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - -0.66 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, September 2, 2016

Streaky Strip

I've really been negligent in the maintenance of this blog...  Therefore, I figure it's waayy past time to post a shot.  That being said, here is another shot from Las Vegas, particularly from Las Vegas Blvd near the Bellagio and just across from Paris Las Vegas.  This was a long exposure to try and capture some of the light trails from moving cars, not to mention other trails from drunks asking when the Bellagio fountains will start at 4 in the morning... OK, you can't see those trails, but trust me, they're there.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f7.1
Exposure - 6.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dallas Skyline and Bridge

I had to go to Dallas for business a couple of weeks ago and I asked Cliff Baise where would be a good place to get a nice skyline shot.  He recommended Trinity Overlook Park and this is the view from there.

I had quite an adventure trying to get there because Apple Maps took me to some weird part of town that looked like it was behind a warehouse or something.  So, I basically drove around until it got dark, but I eventually found this place.  I stopped in a parking garage by a county jail and that wasn't promising...  Attendants at a gas station didn't know where this was...  After driving around like a madman through neighborhoods and abandoned parking lots, I finally found it.  Not sure why Apple Maps didn't have it correct, but at least I made it!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 8.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-mode
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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