Sunday, June 24, 2012
The next one down is the backside of the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine. I know, most people would shoot the front with the great concrete statues of the wolves but the behind the scenes was more fascinating to me. Behind these doors are stored a variety of chemicals used to keep the millions of gallons of water people friendly and eye stinging at the same time. To the back right are the tubes of the water slides and vortex.
After dinner coming out of P.F. Chang's the horse's visage was an uncanny sight modified with a little fill flash...and finally the family resting at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Another must go-see for museum lovers.
This time I was determined to travel light, photographically speaking. I took one camera, one lens. The D80 with the 18-135mm kit lens. No filters, one battery, camera set to P mode, ISO 100 for exteriors, 400 for interiors. That made it very simple, find a subject, frame it, click it.
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Now I love making images but framing is a bit tedious. I'd have someone else do it if it wasn't so expensive.
But in between slicing with the paper cutter and spinning tiny eye screws into the back of the frames, I did work on a couple of pix for relief.
the bride and groom was a very quick snag as the couple left the church after the ceremony. I wasn't quite ready for it (as I'm actually walking backwards here adjusting the new white balance and fill flash) and it came out a little soft so with the help of some modern software, namely Photoshop, I was able to give it some life as it does depict a special moment and I didn't want to give up on it.
Not quite done with the framing and wiring but the pix will be up on Monday.
If you're anywhere near Lago Vista next week please stop by and check out the Vista Grill. It's a very yummy place for lunch. A fav.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
The top black and white is one I call the "Tarantino Walk" but obviously comes from a long
history of westerns. A fun angle...the only thing missing are the holsters. The other groomsmen
shot I call "The Indie Band". It helps when everyone's having a good time.
I had a great time...working for one of the best. Thanks Cheri, it was a privilege!!
I gotta talk to my agent.
For those of you technically minded: shot with a Nikkor 35mm f2 lens on a Nikon D80 at ISO 400.
Key light was a Chimera Soft box on a C-stand loaded with an SB600 on full power with two layers of diffusion. The backlight was from an off-brand flash raw no diffusion. Both powered remotely from the camera. The "Foxy Foe" AKA "The Cutter", shot was 1/180th of a second @f.4.5. The middle shot 1/60th @f6.7. The bottom shot 1/125th @f.6.7 with just the Chimera right up against the edge of the frame. You can see a bit of it sticking in upper frame left.
Yes, I got home safely.
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