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Jul 112010

I have been playing with this concept for a while. I wanted both the motion from a “long shutter speed, and the sharpness from a frozen moment in time. This was done using both of my lights the spider light allowed for the movement and the flash froze the movement.

200mm f/22 1/10s

This is another shot that I will have to revisit, but I need to figure out what it is missing (more actually what is there that I need to remove).

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Jun 212010

Gifts are hard, especially when you are a kid. That being said I got the best present ever from my daughter for fathers day. I hope she doesn’t mind me posting it here. She hid it under my pillow so that I would find it and be suprise. The thoughtfulness and effort really made this gift truly meaningful.

50mm f/11 1/80s
As a two-fer here is a picture that she took with my setup. Tripod with the camera pointed straight down using my collapsible silver (the gold color is actually the incandescent lights reflecting WB was set to Daylight) reflector as a background with light coming from the windows in the front room.

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Jun 152010

This was the last thing I needed to do to get my lawnmower back in service. It’s always fun to use the angle grinder. The picture did not come out as clean as I would have liked, and I am still trying to figure out what to do differently.

200mm f/5.6 1/15 ISO 800

It was a hard shot to run since I was trying to trip the shutter and handle an angle grinder at the same time. Thank heavens for cable release, delayed mirror lock-up and tripods.

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Jun 072010

Death by chocolate makes no sense to me, who wants that? Then again, desert is not my favorite part of the meal. However, if you put out cookies from My Dough Girl I will change my tune. No lie, this lady makes the greatest cookies on the face of the planet. You might of heard of her from her recent troubles with a dough boy corporate bully. As a result of this there will be a name change in the future, but as long as she makes cookies like the Margo and the Vivian (pictured below) I will be going into this cookie nirvana for a long time to come.

50mm f/22 1/60s

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