Day 242 (30 Aug 2012) Walking Around

Today I had a little time between work and class, so I took a stroll around the edge of the campus, away from all the buildings and students.  It was kinda relaxing to have nowhere to be for a while and have my camera 🙂

Though when I was shooting the second photo, I could hear what sounded like mini-zaps, “zzzzzzzppptt”.  It was a little unnerving!

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53 mm, 1/100 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Hydrant in a Field)

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29 mm, 1/200 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (High Voltage)

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55 mm, 1/500 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Power Transmission)

Tomorrow right after work I head up to the ADKs for 4 days of camping and hiking w/ some good friends.  I may post tomorrow, but possible not again until Tuesday or Wednesday.  I’m planning on setting up some of my prints Tuesday evening, after work, with a friend at a local coffee shop as a gallery!!  I’ll deff post a photo of the prints 🙂

Day 165 (13 June 2012) 10 Minute Challenge

Today I decided to take Shannon up on her 10 Minute Challenge (check out her amazing blog, Seeing Spots Photography).  Basicly what you do is gather up your camera/gear, and “go” (drive, bike, walk, jog, dance, conga line, etc) for 10 min.  You then stop and shoot where you end up.  I decided to hop in my car for the 10 min trip, as it was a bit too wet to get a conga line going 🙂  I found myself on a dirt road I’ve never been on before.  I still had my macro lens on, and decided to leave it. I pulled out my tripod and snapped some interesting shots, if I do say so myself 🙂

I highly recommend taking up this challenge, esp. on a day where you may not feel so inspired.  It forces you to use what you find, rather than try and think of a subject/location.  I will deff do this again, it was fun!

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60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100 (Dry Hydrant)

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60 mm, 0.6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Fence Post)

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 (Tall Grass)

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60 mm, 0.3 sec, f/11, ISO 100 (Wet Weed)

Day 71 (11 March 2012) Boston, MA

Ok, so I know it’s past midnight, but I did take these shots on the 11th 🙂  I JUST got home from spending all day in MA, with a few hours in Boston w/ my gr.  We ran across these two guys drumming on buckets (similar to what I’ve seen in NYC subways) and they were pretty good, so we watched for a while (yes, I did throw in some money).  Later, we were relaxing on a bench and looked up and saw these lights which were neat to look at.

Anyway, it’s late and I have to be up soon, so I’ll leave you with these photos (the rest will be up on Flickr this week, inc. some light painting):

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Boston Drummers

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Light Post

Day 11 (11 Jan 2012) Stop Human Trafficking

Today’s photo is in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  Human trafficking is a significant problem, even here in the United States.  Groups such as Run For Freedom are raising awareness and helping to rescue girls caught in the sex slave trade here in the US.  There are many other similar groups helping around the world, as well.  I strongly encourage you to open your eyes to what is happening around you, learn about this problem, and see how you can help.  Thanks!

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55 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/8, ISO 200, edited in Lightroom (Stop Human Trafficking)