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Jun 282010

We were at a family dinner to celebrate my cousin coming back from his LDS Mission. As soon as I saw this dish come in I know that I had to have a picture of it.

105mm f/8 1/80s
I was hand holding both the plate and the camera so the focus is softer than I would have wanted.

Day 132 – Thistle
Yeah I know this is unorthodox, but hey it’s my blog and I’ll post what want to. I really liked both of these pictures but for different reasons the top is something I love the bottom something I hate. When I was young, 10-13 I am guessing. Acrossed the street between the road and “sidewalk” from our house was a field of these Russian Thistles. I am not sure it was a punishment for some wrong doing I had done (or was going to do), but one of my jobs during the summer was to go and cut down these evil plants. If you have never had any dealings with thistles they have thorns awful thorns. Anyway I remember clearly being in this mess of plants taller than me trying to cut them down with a shovel and then trying to dodge them as they came down. Then moving them to a pile with the stupid thorns going through my glove like butter. I kept dreaming that someone see my struggles and give me a reward/key to the city/interview in the newspaper. Alas nothing not even a thank you from the lady acrossed the street. Rarely, do I see that space without thinking back to how hard and miserably I worked doing a thankless job cleaning out an area that wasn’t even ours. I am amazed that I am as well adjusted as I am.

105mm f/8 1/250s

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Jun 272010

As in reap what you sow.  Every so often I shoot a “stock” photography shot.  This is one of those.  I played around with having my daughter stand over grass or bare dirt and I thought the green would be a better backdrop for the yellow.

105mm f/4.0 1/125s

I like this shot and it was kind of what I had in mind. Nice 🙂

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Jun 262010

Sorry today is very much like yesterday’s. I had so much fun that I wanted to try some different things. I’m not sure how I can apply this, but it was fun getting 3 different color on a white board. OK, so I managed to delete the picture I was going to use off my card. Of course I kept the ones I wasn’t fond of, but got rid of the ones I liked, crap. So as per the “rules” here is a picture I took on the day in question, and as per my desire (I am the benevolent dictator of this Internets space) here is a picture that I like that I took the next day .

50mm f/7.1 1/200s SB-600@1/128 power to left gelled green on camera flash @1/128 gelled purple

105mm f/3.3 1/200s

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Jun 052010

Sorry to break out the 70’s slang (maybe even older than that), I couldn’t think of any thing else. This was done with the 105 and my new light-tent. Photography is alot like anything else small problems in the basics will lead to big problems in the final product.  Keeping things squared up is is a vital and important part of any project.

105mm f/18 1/25s

For a two-fer I am including a 100% crop to show just how awesome this lens was

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