Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Last Thursday when we went to Baltimore to watch the Orioles we came across these Baltimore City firefighters in the park as we were headed to our seats. I have no idea why they were there and I knew better than to ask, more often than not you get a look or an attitude. When a firefighter goes to a call he is working just like the bank Teller, plumber, mechanic or corporate executive. He like those workers likes to be able to do his job without being bothered. When everything is said and down they become much more approachable. I ran out of gibberish, so as a wise man once said "That's all I have to say about that."
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
We are lucky that we still have two drive-ins close to us, Haar's along Rt. 15 in Dillsburg and the Cumberland at Rt.'s 233 & 11 by Newville. Even though Haar's is much closer we still go to the Cumberland just because we like it much better. Last weekend we went on a Sunday night because it didn't suit us the other days. I have to say if you do not have to get up and go to work on Mondays, Sunday is a lot less busy.
I took the D300 along wanting to play more with high ISO's in low light situations. I took this photograph at 9:07 p.m. during the previews section, the camera was hand held, ISO 1250, 0.8 seconds @ f/8.0. I could have cranked up the ISO higher with no noise problems. Before you say it I know people go to the movies to relax and have fun, but playing with the camera and learning what it and myself can do is fun for me.
It was kinda nice to get away from fire trucks for a change. And by the way, that is not the sun, it is the moon, I should have photoshoped it out of the photo since it flared out.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
These were taken in Shippensburg at the West End Fire and Rescue Company's 11TH annual Child's Dream the weekend of June 7 and 8. Years ago Chief Randy O'Donnell seen a program on television changed things around and started this program. Every year the program fill up with around 25, 11 and 12 year old kids from the are. We occasionally get kids from other parts, like mine and Cumberland County Chief 33's that want to take part in the program.
Some of the kids will join as junior members, family members get so see what we are all about and usually walk away with a new appreciation of the fire service, some of them even joining. All in all everyone has a great time. The event is sponsored by the Keith Hess and Drew Micheal Taylor Foundations.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I guess I should say something about the photograph. I photographed this German at the Army Heritage Center in Carlisle on Armed Forces Day last month. It was close to the end of the day, no one was around him and I was shooting in close. He stops me and asked to see the LCD display on the back of my Nikon, after looking at it he replies I am a beautiful German take more photos of me, so I did. The interesting part about the finished product was I posted this on a photography site and the one person replied about how good the quality of light was. In reality it sucked it was a bright day blowing out all the back grounds. I just happened to follow an article I read in Photoshop User magazine in processing this image and it turned out pretty good.
Even being off life is busy, I have nothing ready for this site or my SFD history site after today, post could be hit or miss. I will try and prepare post for them but I can guarantee nothing. Since no one participates on the other site I will make this one a priority and allow the other one to sit idle if necessary.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I almost forgot, this was taken in the Jackson Hole area in the fall of 2006. She was feeding along the road and I took it from the truck window.
As mentioned yesterday I want to give you the links for two more blogs I look at daily. If you look at my site for the wildlife you will really like these two. The first one comes from Pennsylvania http://pawildlifephotographer.blogspot.com/ If you get the chance to look at it check out all his posts he has some fantastic photographs of Pa. turkeys and whitetail deer. I know I have already found some of his places on the map and plan on a few road trips with the camera. The second one comes from out west in the magical area where wildlife is abundant http://afocusinthewild.blogspot.com/ She is having problems with her system right now but check out her past work for great wildlife and keep checking for her new posts.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The day was being used as a learning experience for me. With a new camera body that incorporates different focusing techniques, I found it to be the perfect opportunity to shoot the cars on the track with the big lens and the different focus settings. Did I learn anything? Yes, that at the focal length I was using in totally overcast skies and night fall approaching it is not that easy to photograph cars traveling 130 plus mph. It was still successful and I got a few shots. These are the only two I have worked up so far and they are also a learning experience, both went through multiple layers in Photoshop, the monster was purposely made darker to reflect the dark day in Dover.
Monday, June 2, 2008
WOW! that was quick and painless this morning. This is the third time I have tried to post this video, is was going to be the last time also. Linda edited it a different way making it much smaller witch allowed it to upload very fast.
Now I guess I should tell you about the video, it was taken in Seward, Alaska last June. I had a whole post typed up for this and lost it after the multiple tries. This eagle was eating a fish in the bay, I recorded the video using a mono pod to steady the recorder. In one of my earlier post there is a photograph of this eagle in black and white that Shane took. I guess now that this seems to be working I can start uploading more videos.
I planned to make a larger post, but with the nice weather and a lack of audience participation, I see them getting shorted in the future.