The water falling outside the window caught my attention, I just had to wait for someone to stand in front of the glass. I like this because the water blocks out the distractions from outside which then isolates the silhouette making him the main focus.
I’ve been resisting that fall is near. When I see these at the grocery store that means that halloween and fall are right around the corner. The seasons seems to come and go a lot quicker than they used to.
Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4
I ventured out with fellow photographer Shaun this past weekend for a little street shooting in downtown Salt Lake City Utah. We’ve hit a bit of a warm spell so it was nice to get out of our winter hibernation and enjoy the city. I’m starting to like this type of photography and will be venturing out more in the coming months when I have time. It’s no wonder many of the street shooters use a Leica camera. I setup my camera to use hyperfocal distance focusing which allowed me to just concentrate on composition. Street photography is harder than I thought, these images are not that great but I thought I would at least share a few that I liked. The image above is my favorite from the evening.
We decided to spend New Years at the cabin this year in Wyoming. When we arrived it was -20 Fahrenheit, so we spent most of the time indoors but were able to get out in the afternoons to enjoy some fresh air. My favorite time to shoot is just before sunset so I stopped at a few places in Thayne and Afton of places that caught my eye.
Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with a Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4
During the holidays I was able to take some time to go visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site. It’s about an hour drive from my house and is located in the middle of nowhere Utah. It was a cold, cloudy & snowy day but well worth the time to make the trip out there. I won’t get into detail what the place is but it’s where the Central Pacific Railroad met up with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869 to complete the first trans continental railroad across the United States. The conductor would drive the train down the tracks then back again to give the spectators a show. I was able to capture some audio of the train as it went down the line and then returned.
I made it a goal this year to document the small things around me where I live. As I’ve looked through the few photos that exist from my childhood I’m interested not only people but the “things” in the picture. They probably don’t mean much to most people but I think my kids and grandkids will be interested one day. My wife has started her 2-3 day marathon of transforming our house back to the pre-holiday state. She loves the holidays and this is just a portion of what is being put back into storage for 10 months before it starts over again.
Today’s configuration: Sony RX100 II & Apple iPhone6
It was time for the annual trip to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers. The weather was perfect in Pittsburgh and we had great seats. It was all setup to be a great game, the crowd was fired up and ready to go. The game was good and the crowd was really into it. At the last two minutes of the game Roethlisberger threw an interception and the Bengals won. Needless to say there were a lot of upset people but for me it was fun spending time with family and enjoying a nice fall day. I had a layover in Detroit and had to photograph the light tunnel again.
I drove under an overpass today that had a man standing on it in full military uniform waving an american flag proudly as cars drove under. I wish I could have captured that moment to share here but I love this image as well that was made at the Arlington Cemetery a few years ago. The cemetery is a must see if your in the Washington DC area. The changing of the guards is amazing to watch and to see their dedication is unreal.
We are celebrating Veterans day in the US today. I’m proud of our service men and women who protect our country so we can enjoy our freedom. My grandpa was in World War I. I’ve been reading through his letters that he wrote to his parents recently and have really gotten to know him and his love for what he sacrificed. Take a moment to pause today and think about those who sacrifice for us and be sure to thank our service men and women when you get the chance.
Today’s configuration: Canon 5DMIII with a 24-105mm f/4 L
It’s fun to revisit photos from the past. I have a lot of pictures I took while in New Orleans last year. I’m in the process of picking new favorites and will be sharing them here in the next little while. I’ve been out of the habit of posting on a regular basis and will hopefully be doing more as things are winding down now that summer has passed.