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on Mar 28, 2012 in Camera Gear Posts

“The General”

The Photoshop World precon was not only a great event, but provided a great field testing site for the D4. Starting with light that wasn’t great, I was able to see just what the D4 could do for me. The General was more then happy to be the guinea pig for my testing. I started off by getting past my own issues with photographing people. I’m simply not comfortable walking up to a stranger, talk to them and convince them they should let me photograph them. The General and I locked eyes and I took that as a opening to introduce myself and photograph him. Though the light was really nasty, under the tent flap it was very diffused and perfect. With the 50f1.4AFS attached, I shot at f1.4 and made some clicks. I actually like them too. The General noticed the motordrive sound of the D4. It is distinct and when it’s rippin, you can’t miss it. He could pick me out of the crowd. I moved out...

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on Nov 16, 2011 in Aviation

Why I Love Hangar Hanging

One of the really cool things about the AZ Wing of the CAF is the ability to hang around the hangars. I do it all day long! There is always something going on with aircraft, that’s the obvious photographic finds. But it’s the people who come to visit the Wing that are the real find. We have meet and become friends with many, most being vets from WWII. They come to see their old friends, the aircraft, and share some of their stories with their family. Well Monday we were hangar hanging with our good friend Bob at his Super Corsair when a docent came over and asked Bob is this 91yr old vet could sit in Stang, Bob’s P-51D Mustang. The gentleman flew them during the war. Without hesitation, Bob said yes and bounded over to Stang to assist. With camera in hand, I followed. The gentleman hearing he could, started to approach the Mustang when he broke down. The memories came rushing back, what exactly they were,...

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on Nov 4, 2011 in Landscape Photography

Cisco Just Delivers

Cisco is this really cool place that I’ve blogged about many times. In fact, one of the residents said, “Yeah, photographers seem to come here all the time now. Someone blogged about it and now they all come.” Opps! If you blink while driving by Cisco, you will miss it. There simply isn’t much to it. There are so many ways to approach shooting at Cisco, this time I decided to go with the one lens approach. I wanted to find subjects that fit my perception of Cisco, a lonely place once a thriving community full of dreams. The lens I went with was the 50f1.4AFS, a wickedly sharp lens. I shot the entire time at f1.4, that narrow DOF bringing in the loneliness of Cisco. I found only 13 subjects that fit my quest and of those, these three I really like. I was with the gang when I saw the bottom image, definitely my favorite. I bent over to get the perspective you see here. I must...

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on Apr 5, 2010 in Just Out!

PSW Orlando ’10

Photoshop World was just fantastic! The creative folks at NAPP have posted their recap video which you should watch. What you have here are just a bunch of clicks I made with the D3s, 24f1.4 or 50f1.4AFS. It was a great Photoshop World, one helluva a good time!

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on Apr 5, 2010 in Just Out!

PSW Orlando '10

Photoshop World was just fantastic! The creative folks at NAPP have posted their recap video which you should watch. What you have here are just a bunch of clicks I made with the D3s, 24f1.4 or 50f1.4AFS. It was a great Photoshop World, one helluva a good time!

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