Reinventing The Vision


Contrary to local belief my Head is full of ideas, most of them fleeting and unformed. Some reoccurring, but needing some form of outlet. A few are actually pretty good. Lets see what comes up!
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As of today consider this site a work in progress. Things just are to dated and in no way reflect my current level of competence. Look for lots of unannounced updates, and structure updates. A total redo if you will .. But it all has to start somewhere. Like now!

A truly learning experience

You may quote me "One day you get the Lensbaby, but most days the Lensbaby gets you".  Last week mostly, out of curiosity,I let a Lensbaby Composer Pro  /w Sweet 35 Optic come into my life. And as after other life changing moments such as Marriage and Childbirth, things are never quite the same. I love the endless possibilities this little tilt shift lens hints at, but in practice worthwhile results are seeming to elude me.   

Doug Miller Photography -  Speed Vision of MD: 052613 &emdash;

On Saturday I went on Andy Smith's Visual Reality (re)Photowalk in Gettysburg Pa. with the intent of making this a "Lensbaby" only event.  To compound the issue I decided to also shoot 3 shot bracketed images for HDRs.  Because this was my first real world outing with this little lens my lack of familiarity with it's operation became apparent quite rapidity.  Let me explain, as this is a manual lens, F stop's and focus are entirely up to the user. But what really bit me was setting the shutter. A very high percentage of images were either under or overexposed. To late i discovered if the cameral was set to AV mode, a decent shutter speed was set   But that was a day later, on Saturday my total capture of "Keepers" could be counted on my fingers.  Oh well, live and learn.  Maybe next time.  

Gettysburg College

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How fast is too fast, how close is too close?

Shot the first of two BCTRA indoor events last night.  Had at fantastic time and have 1798 images to proved it.  Of course now I last nights images to deal with but also a backlog of images from Tuesdays Chapelgate There tics, production of "It's a Wonderful Life".   And the Christmas light that don't work… Busy Busy Busy. More on both projects when I'm dug out a little.  The link to images from last night will be posted on the website shortly.

It's a wonderful life"

341:365  It's a wonderful life …   Really

 

Some teasers from last night to include Megan Bell being awarded for her scholastic achivement .

Megan Bell Always a winner

 

 

And what racing posting would be complete with out a crash?

345:365    Anatomy of a Crash

 

How bout some racing action?

345:365   How close is too close?

 

 

Plasma Burn..

Behind every winner, there is a mother.

 

#95 Flying Ryan. Showing us how it's done.

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A Tale of Two Days Rolled Up Into One.

October 1 2011 Some days are pretty much empty, some are full. Saturday was one of the full ones. Dateline AM. 1115 Scott Kelby 4th Annual World Wide Photo Walk - LochRaven Dam Townson Md. Cool, cloudy, a hint of moisture. Rain will come. I will hold it..   LochRaven Dam  HDR Been meaning to visit this place for some time.. And todays PhotoWalk made it happen.. I love dams, flat-out simple. Germany, Pa., of MD.. It doesn't matter, I will go out of my way to visit them. Dateline PM - 1700 Baltimore Trail Riders Association MC Flat Track. Delta Pa. Cooler, a light mist in the air turning to a light drizzle. BCTRA  Delta   - The eyes say it all. If one would have offered a wager this event wouldn't run to completion, I would have taken it. And of course lost the wager.. Maybe one of the fasted cards on record, but every one who came got to race. And in the course of shooting I hit on something technique wise that might pay off at the indoors. Test
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Pair-O-Videos

This was a very unusual week for me. I actually finished up one long open video project, and completed another video project that for various reasons had fallen off the production schedule.

The long open project was a video compilation of images I shot while supporting the "Rebuilding Together, Howard County Project in in April. I made the video right after the project and it sat, I never finished it. It took a request for more images from the project manager to remember this video was sitting around waiting for a home..

The second video project was driven by a capture made in Lancaster Pa. during a photowalk, of a lovely young street performer (Brittany Clawson), entertaining passerby's outside the Central Market with her violin. If memory serves I shot a series of still images of her playing, and walked away. When the softly receding strains of Ashokan Farewell (made famous by Ken Burns classic, "The Civil War") reached me, I stopped in my tracks and quickly returned to request a repeat for the camera. I married up that video with some clips shot last fall in Gettysburg to showcase her talent.


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