Day 159 (7 June 2012) Nashville, TN

Tonight I finally made it out to Nashville, hoping to catch some action since the CMAs were in town.  It wasn’t too busy or crazy when we were there, but I did have a good time, saw some live music, and shot some stuff.  It’s late here, so here is a few shots, mostly straight from the camera:






Day 142 (21 May 2012) Rock and Roll

Tonight on my way home I passed through foggy Waterford, CT, and thought a shot of something in the fog would be cool.  But when I pulled into a parking lot, I saw this music store right next to a music themed pizza restaurant.  I thought it was kind of cool, esp w/ the neon in the window.

I also stopped at a small pond to try some stuff out.  The last one is just light painting with a flash light, then using split toning to change it from white to colors.  I dedicate the last one to my awesome gf 🙂

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Rock and Roll Pizza

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Day 96 (5 April 2012) An iPod Autopsy

This evening I didn’t have a subject in mind for today’s photo/blog post, so I started rummaging through drawers looking for interesting objects to shoot.  I came across my fist iPod from about 10 years ago.  It is the one w/ the four touch buttons under the screen, black and white, and a 15 GB hard drive.  I remember thinking how tiny it was to hold so much music.  It was great to have with me on deployments on my submarine while I was in the navy.  As you can imagine space is a premium and I was used to packing a Diskman, batteries, a battery charger, and two cases of CDs.  Replacing all that with something the size of a deck of cards was amazing!

But anyway, it had died about 5 years ago.  Being a pack-rat, I held onto it for some reason, i’m sure.  But today I decided I wanted to see the inside.  So I took it apart carefully (mostly) and took some shots to share.

The third shot I wanted to have a little fun with, so I tried playing with split toning.  I didn’t really know what it did, but I’ve got a great idea how it works now 🙂

iPod Autopsy

60 mm, 1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (iPod Autopsy)

Apple Chips

60 mm, 1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Apple Chips)

Apple Guts

60 mm, 1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm macro lens (Apple Guts)