Saturday, July 31, 2010

Watching The Traffic Go By 127/365

I was waiting in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts when I realized I still didn’t have anything for today. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hoping for a July Snowstorm 126/365

Not really, but its been a very hot month.  This has been leaning against the tree since 4th of July when I used it to clean up fireworks debris.  I meant to put it away but I wanted to shoot it first.  I finally got around to it.   

Strobe on light stand camera right at 1/8 power to provide fill lighting.  30mm ~ f/4 ~ iso 100 ~ 1/125 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shoot The Moon 125/365

I know this has been done to death but it’s a full moon tonight and a clear sky. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

For Emily 124/365

Happy Birthday!!  I hope your day was special in everyway imaginable. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Shadow 123/365

It didn’t quite meet my expectations and I got tired of running in and out of the house to make adjustments in the 90° heat.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Past Prime 122/365

This mum is not long for this world but after a ½ dozen different approaches I feel I finally captured an interesting image.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beer Man 121/365

My family treated me to a Yankee game.  Too bad they were crushed by the Angles 10-2.  Phil Hughes was not his usual self and the bullpen didn't perform any better in relief.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Determination 120/365

My Latte!!  My Latte!!  My Latte!!  My Latte!!  My Latte!!  My Latte!!  My Latte!!   

Friday, July 16, 2010

Backlighting 119/365

My wife has a mixed bouquet of flowers with a few Peruvian Lilies.  The room was dimly lit so I worked the flash under the bouquet. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Walker Lanes 118/365

We have Bus Lanes, Car Lanes, HOV Lanes, Express Lanes, E-Z Pass Lanes, Cash Lanes, Exit Only Lanes, and Bike Lanes throughout NYC, but a Walker Lane?  

If you look closely on the left hand side you’ll see one of the exits for the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.  I hope the elderly gentleman made it to his destination. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blue Moon Beer 117/365

Hmmm – I don’t think so.  A few of us went for burgers for lunch and they had milk shakes on the menu.  We had a good chuckle when they were served in beer glasses. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Straws 116/365

I stuck a handful of neon straws into a snooted flash.  I’ve seen this before and I’d like to give credit to the person whose idea I’ve copied but I can’t remember.  Whoever you are, thanks.  If you leave a comment I’m more than happy to modify the post and provide the proper recognition.

Not surprisingly, credit for this idea belongs the Alan Langley  -

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Spinach Dip 115/365

I had hurry to grab this shot as it was being gobbled up quickly.

Shot through an umbrella camera right at 45 degrees and a white foam board to help light the back side.  f/11 ~ 1/60 sec ~ ISO 200 ~ 25mm ~ flash at 1/16 power.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Raspberries 113/365

I like the texture and the fuzz.

Up close with a 12mm extension tube. The lens was less than ½ inch from the subject.  I surrounded the plate with white foam board on 3 sides with flash camera right and high to provide fill.  f/5.6~ 1/125 sec~ iso 200 ~ 32mm ~ Flash at ¼ power.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fixed 112/365

But I didn’t know she was broken…  Madison went to the Vet to be spayed and has a shaved belly, 8 stitches, and a scar to show for it. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sniper Strap 111/365

My camera and everyday lens weigh almost 4lbs, the exact weight is 59oz.  For the longest time I’ve dealt with the neck strain of carrying the camera or slung it over my shoulder, not exactly the safest or best way to carry around expensive gear.  I researched 8 different carry options and selected the Sniper Strap by  More information can be found here   

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Backyard 110/365

Similar to yesterday but using  the more traditional approach involving light stands, 3 strobes, and radio triggers…

Monday, July 5, 2010

Light Painting the Backyard 109/365

I set a wide-angle shot, 8 second exposure and ran across the backyard with a speedlight in each hand and manually triggered them.  The first few attempts captured me as a silhouette but I realized that if I stayed out of the frame I got the results I was looking for. 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Chef 108/365

He was also the host of the party. We shared good food, good drink, good times, and good friends in his yard. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Taking Shelter 107/365

I was at the golf course and some of the sprinklers were on.  I sought out an advantage point that would allow me to capture the spray while avoiding a bath and keeping my camera dry.   I got the shot I wanted and my camera made it through it by ducking under the tree.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fungus 106/365

I went for a bike ride to a nearby park and happened upon a dead tree with 2 large mushrooms growing on it.  I got down low to capture the beautiful blue sky we had today.   Minor post-processing to bring out shadow highlights as everything was in silhouette. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Signage 105/365

A small toy store in Manhattan.  I’m not sure how it manages to stay in business.