Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Super Blood Moon

As usual, a couple days late and at least a dollar short, but here's my attempt at capturing the blood moon during the trifecta of the lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon on Sept. 27th, 2015.  It wasn't easy to do.  The moon itself was pretty dark and it was hidden by clouds during the 1st half of the eclipse.  If it was totally clear out while the moon was full, I might've been able to get a good focus and then capture the bloody moon later, but this isn't too terrible.  Still, it was difficult to get it in focus.  I got as close as I could, but maybe in 33 years, it will be a little better! :-)

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 XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 2 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kapoho Sunrise No 6

Due to my laziness and the heat of Central Texas that just won't let up, I have no new content to post.  So, back to the archives for this shot, specifically Hawaii..  This was part of the view from the back of our vacation rental.  Would like to be there again!  Some day!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

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 - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 19mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 5 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh's home opener at Michigan Stadium was a rousing success!  Michigan beat Oregon State 35-7 in a game that brought power football back to Ann Arbor!  This is what we Michigan fans have been waiting for!  Woohoo!

To celebrate, here's a picture from last year when Harbaugh was still coaching the 49ers.  It's not a great shot since the guy with the stick has that crazy yellow and black striped vest on - very distracting - but it's the best shot of Harbaugh I have.  I don't care, I'm just happy Michigan football is back!  For this week at least!  Go Blue!

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 XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, September 10, 2015

NFL Kicks Off Tonight!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  So glad the NFL is finally kicking off the regular season tonight!  Should be a fun year!  To commemorate the occasion, here is a shot I took at the Rams game against the Niners last year in St Louis!

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 XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Social Media Opportunities

Some people love social media and some people despise it.  I think I fall somewhere in between, but recently I have grown more fond of it, mainly for more lucrative reasons.  You see I'm friends via Facebook with Lee Brown who lives out in Colorado. Lee is an awesome photographer and works for a company called Griffis Residential.  Griffis Residential is a company that manages several luxury apartment complexes here in the Austin area as well as Denver and other places and Lee is their Director of Client Services as well as their main photographer who does all of their commercial photo work.  Lee needed some new daytime photos of three of the complexes in the area that showed some recent updates of the buildings and he couldn't make it out here right away.  Therefore, Lee asked me if I wouldn't mind taking some pictures of some of those complexes for the corporate website and for a fee of course!

Lee had seen some of the work I've posted out there on Facebook and found that I live near some of the locations needing to be photographed and asked if I would do it!  I did and am happy I did, too!  He was great to work with and compensated me well for it!  Oh, and Lee even taught me a few things about the business side of photography and also gave me some good Photoshop tips! What an awesome dude!!

So the lesson is, if you don't like social media, maybe you should because you never know what opportunities may come along.  One caveat though, just be careful what you post... Social media can be just as bad in return as it can be good.  And, thanks again, Lee for taking a chance on me!

If anyone else out there needs some commercial work such as this, please contact me. :-)

One more thing...  You can see my work at the following sites, although my shots only make up a select few.  Mine are the first 3 or 4 on each site and then Lee's make up the rest:

Griffis LaFrontera

Griffis Lakeline Station

Griffis Canyon Creek

Finally, below are a few of the shots I took for Lee and Griffis and you can see more at my flickr site.





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