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.
I could have walked right up to this man, he was so focused on that small screen he had no clue what was going on around him.
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: Leica M(240) with a Summicron 50mm lens
December has been a month of self reflection for me. I have made quite a few changes with my photography journey the last 12 months
The first change was to give up Facebook. I deleted the app from my phone a few months ago for a month and didn’t miss a thing. I noticed that my feed contained about 80% garbage and 20% worthwhile stuff. I decided that it’s not worth it for me to wade through the 80% garbage to get to the good stuff. I don’t have time for that anymore.
The second thing I did was I made a major investment in film photography. My first purchase was a medium format Yashica Mat 124G TLR in mint condition. I love medium format film and this move made sense for me. I love using a TLR, it slows me down and makes me think about what I’m doing. I also purchased a another Leica camera. This time a Leia M6 TTL in mint condition. It was manufactured in 2001 and is a beautiful camera. I’ve shot a few rolls through it and I’m still getting used to it but I have to say it’s a beautiful camera.
The third thing I’m curently working on is selling off all my Canon gear, all of it. It sits on my shelf collecting dust and doesn’t make sense for me to keep. I’m also selling all my other gear that I no longer use. I recently sold my Sony RX100 MII, it was a beautiful camera but wasn’t used enough to justify keeping it.
Who knows what will happen this year. I want to spend less time online and more quality time with my family.
-thanks for stopping by
I took out a new(used) camera out Saturday(which I will write about later) and ran into these guys at the skate park and wanted to try out some zone focussing on my Leica M. This was my first time using this method and I have to say I really like using it. I was able to focus on my composition and not worry about messing around with the focus. I can see why street photographers prefer this method. These guys liked the attention and were more than happy to repeat some tricks for me. It was a perfect day for shooting and skating, we’ve been in a bit of a cold spell and as you can tell by the snow in the background the temperature was hovering just above freezing.
Visit my previous post to get some information on the peach day’s car show. Continuing with more cars but this time with color and digital. These are a few of my favorites shot on my Leica M.
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Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a Create LDS Media photowalk in downtown Salt Lake City Utah on top of the LDS Church Office Building. The observation deck is on the 26th floor which gave us an awesome view of the valley. The image above is my favorite from the evening, I’m a sucker for long exposure dusk photos. While we weren’t able to get a great sunset picture due to a storm on the west horizon, this long exposure is pretty amazing. I had a great evening getting to know new people and reacquainting with some old friends.
Saturday morning I woke up before dawn to head to the Balloon Festival at Antelope Island. I attended last year and was able to volunteer so I didn’t get the photos I had hoped for. So this year I was excited to attend the morning launch then back in the evening for the night glow.
When I arrived the wind was blowing pretty hard so they announced that they were going to inflate one balloon tethered to a truck so people would feel like they got their money’s worth. No balloons were launched that morning due to high wind, and the night glow was cancelled due to wind, rain and lightning.
On my drive back I was able to stop and photograph some Bison that were feeding. I sat in the field watching as they would roll around in the dirt to get the flies off their backs.
I will be back next year to hopefully get some great shots that were missed this year.
Canon 40D * EF-70-200mm f/4.0L lens * ISO 400 * 1/4000 second * f/4.0
Today’s photo was taken at the Willard Bay State Park just north of Ogden Utah. I got a kick out of watching this dog retrieve the ball over and over. He was competing with two other dogs and would always get to the ball first. I’m not sure why the two other dogs kept playing the game? Guess that’s why I’m not “Man’s best friend”!