Look and Feel

Continue to try to find the right look for both B&W and color. Recently took a shot at a different look for B&W and redid a bunch of the Jay Maisel due diligence NYC visit in January 2013. Shot in a different style than it would be today — with the 70-300 on the 5D Mk III with a lot of the now depricated verticals. Look courtesy of a VSCO Film Fuji Neopan 400 emulation variant.

Click the snap for the rest.

Star Spangled Weekend snaps reachable from the blog posts below.

and additionally, snaps from the workshop with Maisel.


Holy shit!

The first words out of my mouth and truer words have never been said. While Baltimore does great fireworks, tonites replay of the 1814 repulse of the Brits, was without peer, at least in my experience (and I have seen a fair number of these things) and truely over the top. Five barges, from Fort Mc Henry to the Inner harbor (normally we get two) plus stuff firing off buildings downtown. Simply spectactular.

Two galleries, one with a normal focal length (45mm) from the Sony A7r and a 70-300 on the Canon 5D Mk III. Could have used more cameras, although tonite, the Canon had a mind of its own, choosing settings I didn't know it had. So I couldn't handle two much less five.

As is usual on this blog click the snaps below to see all of the rest on Smugmug.

Pow! Bam! Kaboooom!

Oh, as nice as tonite was, today was pretty non-conducive for much of an airshow. Blue Angles on again tomorrow, plus a ton of other stuff in Patterson Park (the Gov and his Irish Band, Navy Sky Divers, ...). So more posts will be forthcomming.

45mm — Ft. Mc Henry on the left70-300mm

Trying to scratch out a few

Yesterday found me incapable of plotting even the most pedestrain location. Some searches for today led to Loch Raven, where I had never been and Susquehanna State Park, where I had but was not too thrilled. Both are near enough to Wawa country to at least provide an alternative agenda — so after making a major big pharma contribuion at CVS, Charlotte was pointed north.

Was looking for ice and ice there was plenty of — unfortunately mostly underfoot and not so marvy for snaps. In the end was able to squeeze out a few despite the genre mostly missing my sweetspot.  A nature guy I am not! The best of the lot are likely the ice on the mill wheel as below. Per now nomal practice the rest are on SmugMug and viewable by a click here or on the item snap.

All with the A7r, some with the FE 55, others with the Canon 70-300 adapted via a Metabones III.

Floss on the mill

Gary and Danny

Met these two guys on Wolf and Thames Streets today.  They were involved with the cranes that were placing equipment on the roof of the new apartments under construction there. A couple of snaps of them and the rest from today in the gallery.  Click here or on their snap below to jet off to the gallery.

BTW, a little different from my normal street configuration, one zoom (70-300L) on the 5D Mk III.