Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome to the Family

The little magpie has been up to stuff, that's for sure. A lot of projects are slowly coming to fruition, and most of them involve photography. But first, a list of things that get in the way of my shooting (oh excuses, excuses);

-training for a two-day, 150 mile bike ride for the MS Society
-commissioned to paint a great big wall at a local music venue
-reading E.O. Wilson's collective works

Now that I've got that off my chest, here's what I have been doing with my darling Nikon. Had another quick shoot with Jason Angst. This time it was a quick round of impromptu environmental photography. Most of it looks a little something like this.

I was taken on a day trip to Kittaning, which is a beautiful part of PA that's mostly forests and farms. There wasn't much time for shooting but I did catch a few of the sunset and a handful of photos of other people shooting. Guns.

I've got to say that I prefer the gentle click of my shutter to the ear-shattering thunder of a hunting rifle. The image at the beginning of this post was shot from the passenger seat of a speeding ford f150. The photographer was seated on the edge of the window, angling her lens around the radio antenna, the wind whipping her cheeks open like fleshy sails. So it might not be the best composed photo, or the crispest image, but it was fun take!

Now on to my favorite announcement; the SB600 has finally arrived! I have much to learn, but while I do, here is a precious moment captured with the new flash on it's maiden voyage for you to gaze in delight at. Now just keep gazing for the next few weeks while I get the hang of the new flash.

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