Under the Stars

I was shooting the parade for a local pageant group that was in the parade. I saw the young marines roll out the flag, and my first reaction was to get a shot from under the flag. I had seen it done years ago in the newspaper, and the image stuck in my head. I took the same shot from both sides, and I like this one the best. Happy birthday America.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM @24mm, 1/250 sec, f4.0, ISO 100
Processing done in Lightroom

Location

4th of July parade, Temecula, Ca

4th of July parade, Temecula, Ca

Golden Rays

I was on my way out this morning, and it was pretty muggy. I knew this made for great clouds. I rounded the corner as I was leaving my house, and I saw the rays of light hitting the ground as if hands were reaching down from heaven. The good news, I always carry a camera. I pulled over, and deployed my trusty A6000, and you see the result. Yes I warmed it up a bit, but other than that, this is right out of the camera. I did make one small mistake. I blew the ISO. I was shooting manually, and in my rush to get the shot, I forgot to check the ISO. I shot a sunlit seen at 800 ISO! Oh well, it is still clean thanks to the A6000.

Sony A6000, Sony E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS at 70mm, 1/3200 sec, f14, ISO 800
Processing done in Lightroom

Location

Sunrise, Murrieta, Ca.

Sunrise, Murrieta, Ca.

The Best Pizza

I was in Manhattan last week, and I could not resist a few trips around the block looking for unique black and white opportunities. I spotted the old woman, and stood right in front of her, and took the shot from waist level (the 5DM3 doesn’t have an articulating LCD), and hoped I framed it right. The shot came out great.

I did eat a piece of the dollar pizza, and it was awesome.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24mm f/2.8, 1/60 sec, f8.0, ISO 200
Processing done in Lightroom, and Silver Efex

Location

New York Street Photography

New York Street Photography

Was this from a movie

This wedding was a lot of work. It started raining, and then it rained most of the day. Most shots were shot with strobes, and my talent was being punished, and tested. After the ceremony, there was a break in the weather, and we were able to get a few shots off outside. This one was my favorite. One of the guests later commented on Facebook, “This looks like it was from a movie”

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/160 sec, f4.0, ISO 2000
Processing done in Lightroom
One Strobe camera left, held by an assistant

Location

Was this from a movie?

Was this from a movie?

Storm Clouds

Rain was forecast all day on the day of their wedding. As it turned out, it didn’t rain at all. As a result, gorgeous storm clouds were all over the sky making for a very dramatic scene. I converted the image to HDR before conversion to black&white. This was done mainly to capture the range of light to dark in the scene.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f5.6, ISO 500
Processing done in Lightroom, Black&White conversion done in Silver Efex Pro 2
One Strobe camera right, held by an assistant

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds