Not very much photography going on at Cedarmeade Studios today. This has been my view for the past 12 hours and possibly next 24 as well. It’s really difficult to lay still for this long.
Month: January 2015
My course just missed an entire week’s worth of class time. Gonna have to play catch up.
From The Top
A view I grew up with near Harrisonburg – Reddish Knob. Road this mountain many times. By the way, hope you enjoy the new look.
Since I’m teaching photography this semester I need to start making images that support the stuff I’m teaching. Today it was patterns.
I know I used that blog title before, but hear me out.
I had a shoot at an undeveloped site today and got pretty excited that I found a place that was big enough to really test the range of the aerial camera. At one point I determined that I was about 1600 feet away from my launch point. Pretty cool and I was having a blast (getting some great footage, too).
Tonight I saw the movie American Sniper, which really makes you think about things differently. Anyway, if you follow the road in the upper middle of the frame (it starts with a left-hand bend) away from the camera to where the open field ends and the forest begins, that’s about the 1,600 feet. That’s still 4,700 feet short of the longest shot from Chris Kyle, the featured soldier in American Sniper!
Look through your fridge/pantry and find all the leftovers, open bags of unused veggies, miscellaneous cans of soup and meat that needs to be used soon and just throw it in the crock pot. Turn it on high and you’ve made yourself a meal, right? Yeah, I just did that with this photo. Ha!
By the way, I’d throw that meal out and order a pizza…
I’ve looked forward to flying this thing while it snowed. Now that I have – meh…
I got the call that the city schools were called off so I got excited that it might make for some great images. Schools were cancelled because of this!?
I’m committing to competing in the Challenge Williamsburg this Summer. I took an entire year off of racing and am itching to get back “in the saddle” so to speak. I think I might be done (won’t really say “never”) with pure bicycle racing for now, but need/want to stay fit. I think this is how I’ll do it. I was looking over the course maps and sure enough, this is where it starts!
This picture reminds me of American Flyers (you know, the movie). It reminds me of the part in the movie where they’ve arrived at the big race out west and the sun is rising on the first day. I know, I know. If you know the area, you’d know that this is a sunset. But it still reminds me of the movie.
I’m in this edgy mood these days.
Got a chance to shoot at a firefighter training burn today. Very cool. I’ll be doing a volunteer recruitment video with the footage I shot today and I’m pretty stoked at how the footage turned out.
I know it may not look like it, but this lady pulled out in front of me and I almost hit her. This is what the super-wide angle of 15mm will do to an image – it expands the space and makes things look so much further away. I was testing out the new car mount that I got for my GoPro since I’d been having issues with the suction cup losing it’s suction (it’s a first generation suction cup mount). The new mount is a heavy-duty magnet that is rated up to 100 mph. So far so good – and a lot easier to set up.
Click and Go
I’m really trying to be more efficient when it comes to editing images (and everything else, for that matter, to do with photography) just to improve my workflow. I can honestly say that I’ve spent upwards of hours editing a single image. I have to get more efficient with that. Lightroom can do some heavy lifting when it comes to editing and I’m trying not to always end up in Photoshop because not every image needs it. So I’m trying to create single and, possibly, multiple single one-click presets that can get the job done. This is a photo from back in the Fall of 2012 with two “stacked” presets (2 clicks) in Lightroom.
This time last year I was at Hollywood Studios shooting a Marathon. I never made it back to the hat to get the night shot that I’ve always wanted. Guess I never will. Bummer.
Yeah I make my iced tea with Death Star ice cubes. Don’t you?
Feeling creative on a trip to Williamsburg a year or two ago.
In The Name
Another awesome place to shoot – must be something to do with the name Handley…
The Big Apple
Might be time for another road trip…
With over 35,000 images shot last year there’s bound to be some I missed. I’m kinda bummed that some of my old stuff wasn’t shot in RAW. Not that they aren’t goo images, I just can’t do as much with them with all the stuff I’m learning. Oh well.
I think more than just the students enjoy a snow day here and there!