This image is specially for Jerry Hayes who, as he was leaving Trey Ratcliff’s book release party in the Driskill Hotel joked that I should take a few shots of the Christmas tree while zooming and popping a flash. Since I hadn’t done that for years, I took his suggestion and here’s one of the results. This is zoomed out from 105mm down to probably around 30mm with the a CTO-gelled SB600 popped manually at the start of the exposure.
In case anyone is wondering what’s come over me, this was the only non-HDR shot I took last night, honest! :-)
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Johnny Western, Cowpoke
Cowboy Junkies’ cover for Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane”
…that’s the power and effect that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is having, after news of his historic election makes headlines around the world.
But more importantly, it’s a symbol of the need to reach out to our friends everywhere and come together in world peace and unity!
Austin, TX….February 22, 2008
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Light painting SOOC (straight out of camera) at Benini Ranch in Texas. Thanks Benini!
9 foot kinetic sculpture by LaPosa
1 minute exposure
Flickr’s blog today featured “Blurred” shots, several of which were quite extraordinary. Digging into them led me to discussions about a technique called ICM (intentional camera movement). I’ve never really thought of it as a technique, but I’ve played around that kind of thing before, particularly with neon or other bright lights at night.
I took this particular shot of the sign for the historic Ritz theater in Austin, TX, earlier this year while in town for South by Southwest. I liked the effect at the time, but didn’t think much more about it until now. I cropped the shot into a square format, did a little darkening of the blacks, and boosted the color vibrancy a bit. (Kind of cool how you can see the windows of the building in the lower left corner of the image.) Would love to know folks’ thoughts about the image and whether it’s a good example of the technique (albeit an unintentional one).
Had a shoot with a model while I was home visiting in San Angelo, TX. It was such a fun and productive shoot!
Samantha is still a newbie, but she was such a PRO! by the looks of her portfolio, you would think that she was :)
A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, taxis to a parking spot during firefighting operations at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 29. The C-130 is bringing new maintenance and air crews to Dyess AFB. The crews swap out periodically to ensure that they are fresh and able to perform at their peak performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris)