Monday, August 24, 2009

The Lazy Photographer

Things have been pretty busy lately. I received my Audio Kontrol 1 last week and was working on remixing "In This Twilight" using the master tracks Trent Reznor provided in the "Year Zero: Remixed" DVD. I use headphones (Sony MDR-V700's) for all my writing. Unfortunately the Audio Kontrol 1's headphone jack was faulty, so I'm in the process of exchanging it with Sweetwater. I've also been balancing a bunch of maintenance issues on my car with work and everything else so I haven't been in the mood to put a lot of miles on it. I'm really hoping those are out of the way now so we can get out and enjoy a weekend again.

Tonight I decided to get my flashes out. I've decided that I simply do not have enough room to do what I've been wanting to in regards to using the flashes for portraiture, so I decided to go smaller. Tonight I brought both flashes out and shot something simple, my little Holga 120N on the kitchen table. Unfortunately my space is limited there, to so I was forced to focus almost directly down on the camera (at least more vertical than I would have liked) so I didn't get my wife's laptop and other stuff on the table on the shot, too. It loses detail in the smaller image. Click to view it larger.

Holga 120N

This shot is straight out of the camera. I did the standard sharpening in Adobe Camera Raw, but other than that, this is how the camera saw it.

I think I'll work on getting a cool shot of my Audio Kontrol 1 at some point next.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bridal Veil Falls, Utah

Today we ran up to the scenic overlook and took a few photos of the falls.

Bridal Veil Falls

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tracy Aviary, August 2009

We went out last weekend... We were planning on going to the zoo, but there was no parking available anywhere and, quite frankly, it's not the most photogenic, so fighting for a parking stall hardly seemed worth it. Continuing on the animal theme, we drove to Liberty Park and visited Tracy Aviary for a few minutes. While this isn't the most photogenic location either, it's much cheaper and I usually get a couple of decent shots. Here are the four keepers from this trip:

Tracy Aviary August, 2009

Tracy Aviary August, 2009

This guy was probably my favorite.
Tracy Aviary August, 2009
Every time I see these Golden Eagles, I feel like I'm less of a man and more a meal.
Tracy Aviary August, 2009