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February 25, 2009

Favorite Recent Pix

This post will include some photos I’ve taken recently, along with some comments and/or technical info.

Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

I intentionally slowed the shutter speed and set the flash to “rear sync” for the photo above in order to accentuate the movement of the little girl, who was dancing all by herself on the dance floor.

Rocking Out

Rocking Out

I really like the special effects look of the photo above, which features 3 musicians rocking out at an event I covered on a freelance job. Problem is, I achieved this special effect strictly by accident and I have no idea how to duplicate it. I was firing off pix in rapid succession, and the camera actually malfunctioned on this photo, producing an image that was underexposed, with a very surreal looking white balance, and with the barrel of the lens showing (which is not natural). If I could ever figure out how to duplicate this effect, then I would set it up on my camera in such a way so that I could repeat it as desired.

Belting it Out

Belting it Out

Belting it Out 2

Belting it Out 2

Belting it Out 3

Belting it Out 3

The next three photos were taken at the same freelance job in Marco Island, Florida, when the band was performing at a banquet following a seminar presented by Wealth Masters International.

The band was playing some very upbeat, vintage rock and roll, and they were ON FIRE! So, to give the pix of the lead singer a dramatic, fiery effect, I slowed the shutter speed way down (to nearly 1 second), and set the flash on rear sync, and also intentionally shook the camera as I snapped the pix. The idea was to make the flash freeze the action of the subject, while allowing the theatrical lighting to blur around the subject. The third photo of the series in particular looks as though the singer is enveloped in flames. (Click on smaller pix for enlargement).

Water Boys

Water Boys

The next photo series features Joshua and Zac, who like to swim just as naturally as a duck takes to water. Can you believe, I snapped these pix using my very inexpensive, so-called “consumer” Phoenix 100mm lens ($120). These pix are every bit as sharp as pix taken with lenses that cost 10 times as much. (Click on smaller pix for enlargement). Here’s a link to more swimming photos —

Water Boys

Water Boys 2

Water Boys 2

Water Boys 3

Water Boys 3

Water Boys 4

Water Boys 4

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