Sorry to have left this in disrepair. It’s been a year and I’m not sure when I’ll pick up the pen again. Well, that’s not true. I pick up the pen a lot … I simply have a hard time getting myself in front of the computer for fun these days.
In my absence, I leave you with some Wanderlust photography, jewelry, greeting cards, a novella still in the making & some instagramming for the time in between.
In what will live on as one of the most memorable shows of the year, Rock Against Alziemer’s raised an unforgettable amount of money and awareness around a disease that affects many loved ones. And they did it by lining up the best show I’d seen all year.
Here’s a few of my favorites from the event which I shot on a Nikon F3 with Ilford Delta 3200, a trusty Ikoflex before the sun went down and a Cannon 2Ti with some borrowed lenses which were very hard to give back (a 1.2 fixed 50mm plastic lens and a 3.5 zoom wide angle). A few things learned about shooting a stage and dark room full of people:
- Setting -2 EV on the digital allowed me to trick the light meter and get the exposures I wanted while still picking up detail in the shadows.
- Setting -2 EV on the film camera did not.
- When shooting for an event, vs for fun, I need to move around more. It’s fine and dandy to zone out and enjoy the music but if I don’t move, my pictures don’t, either.
The full event by pictures can be found @ Flickr along with info on who’s who. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the event next year.
Rock Against Alzhiemer’s in Pictures
The highlight of my trip to Estacada today was playing with my make-shift macro lens in an attempt to photograph a bee or a wasp, only to catch it getting caught for brunch by a peculiar spider. (I sometimes take off my lens, turn it around and hold it against the camera body with my hand. This then requires a few practice shots to get the light metering right and a lot of “walking like an egyptian” head movements to focus.)
I’ll spare you the details on how I fumbled my way through self-timer settings since I needed three hands for this camera trick and recommend a fixed macro lens. After doing some research (aka. googling), I can report that my spider is a Misumena Vatia: a chameleon of arachnids belonging to the Crab Spider species.
On my recent trip to Kaua’i, I spotted more birds than several of my visits to Maui. This could be due to the large number of roaming Red Junglefowl, or that once I started looking, I couldn’t stop. Of all the birds I did notice, it seems a majority were brought here over the past …
Not only did I run my best race pace yet for an 8k, I stopped to take photos along the way. Maybe next time I’ll break a 9 minute mile and leave the shooting for shots of whiskey.
A trio from a ride to Kennedy School one fine Saturday. As the sun began to set, I found myself wanting to peer inside windows and catch glimpses of people settling in next to lamps and fire lights. Instead, I realized I forgot my own bike lights and did my best to pedal on. I’d …