Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trip home

I was headed home tonight from delivering a canvas print to a Summerfest customer out in Providence and saw this forming up and went and grabbed some shots. This is a quick sampling with some experimentation. Thanks for looking!

Hang time

I was dropping a father's day present off to a friend and saw this bird building a nest. My friend wasn't home but I took out my camera and spent some time in his yard following the action.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summerfest contest

Well my son and I had quite an adventure participating in the first annual Summerfest photo contest. We did miserable in the contest but had a blast. I'll share stories and pictures that didn't make the cut. Basically we had 60 hours to find the best pictures we could and submit framed prints. This first image is the sunrise on the first morning. Shad and I went flying out of the house at 5:40 am (I skipped my 5:30 basketball all week!) and headed for the marsh. We didn't get far as the sun was rising quickly so I pulled off on the side of valley view highway and threw on my gumboots and stumbled over a barbwire fence into the mud. I found the best composition I could in the minute I had, slammed my tripod as deep into the mud as I could and started firing away. I had charged all my batteries EXCEPT the one in the camera. Back I ran through the mud and caught my inner thigh on a sharp barb. After freeing myself I ran to meet Shad who'd retrieved it from the other side of the road. Hurtled the fence again (a little more careful this time!) and started firing away again.The other shot I entered was of this red barn off the road in Benson at sunrise the next day.
Shad and I were up til 4:00 am Tuesday morning trying to get star trails at Tony Grove lake. Here is what Shad came home with. (more on these two later)
Here is Shad's second shot just outside of Logan. The lady at the framing store liked it way better than mine and wanted his autograph!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

As I mentioned Memorial Day weekend was nice. Shot some neat scenes near Cutler Marsh and also spent some time with my son Wayne at the graveyard.