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on Nov 13, 2019 in B&W Photography, Random Thoughts

Going Way Back in My Past

I was very fortunate to take a leap back in time to what once I thought would be my photographic career, architecture. I had just finished my first year of school and architecture photography really appealed to me and I was pretty good at it. Obviously that’s not how life unfolded but I still have a sweet spot for it. This past weekend in Austin I had the opportunity to revisit the old flame and a few things came back to mind. The photo we were after is what you see below, what we used to call a Dusk & Dawn, a photo just when the sun sets and the lights come on. It really only takes a few moments to make that photo but you always arrive early just because. Because you wanna find the right spot, make sure everything is how you imagined it and to simply enjoy the passing of light. There is a time though when you’re waiting for that Dusk & Dawn when it’s...

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on Nov 12, 2019 in Aviation

Thunderbirds – Home Court Advantage

This weekend the Thunderbirds will be at Aviation Nation Airshow which is at their home base, Nellis AFB. I think it’s where they have the best show all year with their home court advantage which is why I’ll be there with the KelbyOne crew filming my next aviation class. You might think that for me, this is a slam dunk but it will only be so if I do my homework this week. While I have photographed the Thunderbirds previously, their show has evolved. That means this week I’m watching the video of their performance this week to have it in the back of my mind while photographing them. Jets move kinda fast and even though I’m shooting in Aperture Priority (no prop to blur) with a fast shutter speed, if I am trying to “catch up” to them in my panning, I won’t have the symmetry in my viewfinder when I go click. You also run the risk of capturing what is called, “tips and tails.” This is...

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on Nov 11, 2019 in Random Thoughts

Thank A Veteran Today … Everyday!

Thanks to my father, to all fathers, brothers, and sisters who in the last 250 years have made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live under our flag of freedom, we thank and honor you. To all veterans, there aren’t enough days in a year to say Thank...

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