Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Every year I debate with myself as to whether or not I should photograph the Fiesta Dancers. As you can see, I talked myself into it.
It's not that I don't like making images, it's working within a crowd of people and lugging the equipment needed around. But enough whining from me. As they say, if you wanna dance you've got to pay the piper.
This year I wanted to try and use my SB-800 flash unit if he situation would allow and it didn't. I don't think that was too much of a problem as the dance organizers used a different company to provide the stage lighting and there was plenty of it.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I admit I haven't set foot in the store for years (or any other music store for that matter)... but made it a point to go there out of a sense of nostalgia and to see if the rumors were true.... 99 cents a CD is a great deal.
I left the store without buying a thing. It's not really the fault of the store... they just can't compete with the internet and the rumors were just that, rumors. Sure they had some deals, but nothing I was interested in...
The stuff I'm interested in, is the stuff I can't buy from iTunes, Amazon, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody, etc. But that's what eBay's for....
I left the music store knowing that I'd probably never set foot in another one again. Was I sad? Not really, I remembered all the time and money I'd spent in music store... sure, there was a bit of nostalgia, but that passed and paled in comparison to how much more is available online.
Yeah, there will always be that album that never made it to CD (Phantom, Rocker, and Slick) - but I have that on vinyl and can digitize that myself and add it to my personal collection on my iPod and Zen Jukebox.
I guess the point is all things must pass, and from my point of view the music world is better for consumers.... you can find almost anything now.
Did I mention the the music store only had a handful of overpriced Blues CD's? It's no surprise really.
Let me just say thanks to all those music stores! You were great and have a special place in my heart. You played a big role in the lives of many, and for that, the world is grateful!
Friday, July 25, 2008
It's always nice to see other photographers out practicing their craft. This one was even using a tripod, so you knew she's serious about what she's doing.
Working with and around other photographers can be very rewarding, as often times they will notice things you may have not too much about or just didn't see. It's also a great way to pick up some tips and tricks.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It wouldn't be Summer without the sailboat races. Though the fog was rolling in, I was able to take more than a hundred shots and enjoy the afternoon. During post processing it became apparent that it's time to clean my camera's sensor again. grrr
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I can just imagine trying to get a consensus on how many people think that "setting in the west" is a good idea.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
What I came to realize was in order to give some sense of the massive scale of these things you needed to include a point of reference such as this boy running across the top of one of them.
P.S. (7/16/2008) I also just noticed that I posted this photograph before. Sorry about that for those who've seen this already.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
To some it up: little devices are going to be responsible for big changes. More thoughts on this later.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
What do Getty Images and Flickr have in common? Not much you say.
Well, it looks like all of this is about to change. According to the New York Times, the two seemingly non-related forces have struck a deal, wherein Getty Images will be farming for images on Flickr.
The partnership could prove interesting and rewarding for us photography enthusiasts.
Here's a link to the story.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Without the people you just have a shot of rocks and water. Not as compelling.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
There was a local fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day and I was able to try some new photography techniques, so we will see how I did.
I was saddened to learn that to local festivities were marred by three gang related stabbings, one of which proved to be fatal.
Friday, July 4, 2008
This one's being called the "Gap Fire" and it's just getting started.
Last year we had the Zaca Fire at this same time and it burned for months.
We are doing our best to pull together as a community and help our friends and neighbors.
California seems to be one big smoldering ash heap. Hang tough! My prayers are with you all.
P.S. I had a friend ask where the best place was to photograph the fire from. She wanted to get up close and personal. My first thought was "as far away from it as possible", but I ended say I had no idea.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Scott Kelby is one of those kind and gracious people to post information on How to shoot fireworks. Check it out. Looks like he drags the shutter a bit more than I've done in the past, but I'm always game to try something new to improve my photography.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
One thought on all of this, AT&T could be helping its competition more than it realizes.
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