I love this shot because she didn't pose for me. I have several shots that are very good, but the people posed, which I'm of two minds about, but in this case the candid nature of the shot makes the pic.
Hands down, the best costume for a Zombie Hunter there. And the most beautiful woman there in costume as well. She was taking donations for cancer research and I chipped in some cash. She was very kind of let me take far too many photographs of her.
Offical Zombie Walk in town. As usual, it was drizzling, freezing and of course overcast. And despite all this, there was a huge turnout of zombies and the pics came out great. Many thanks for all those who put up with me getting in their way with a camera. Of course the brains I had in my pocket for a scooby-snack didnt' seem to hurt either.
A tough shot here, it was night, I wasn't using flash, and the ISO curve on my D1x leaves a lot to be desired, after all, it's a 10 year old camera. But in order to have any chance at all to shoot at a zombie clown (?) event, I needed to max out the ISO (at a whopping 800, modern cameras go much higher and show very little noise) and shoot wide open (1.8) with my 50mm.
Hence the very shallow Depth of Field and heavy noise. Ah well, I knew this going into the shoot so I can live with the results.
Pretty much all the work at the falls was done with my 17-35mm lens, which was dusty and I didn't catch that in time, so you may see some small round spots in the water area, nonetheless, this lens is so useful for me that it's about all I bring on landscape shoots
All of the shots from there are taken handheld, or braced against something. I had brought a tripod but I decided it would be too clumsy to carry. I should have brought it anyway, as I missed some good shots by not using it, but I can always go back.
Went to CrabTree falls over the weekend to catch the fall colours and to perhaps climb to the top. I've been before (see winter pics elsewhere) but the area is so frozen over in the winter that one can barely climb to the first section. This time around the weather was perfect and I got lots of good shots.
The fog was so thick that I missed this when I first walked around the bend. It loomed up at me out of the fog and stopped me dead in my tracks. The picture simply cannot convey the sheer size of this radiotelescope. It simple boggles the mind.
The following (or next, depending on how you read this journal) series of pictures are all taken with color film. Normally I don't shoot film in colour, only in Black and White. The reason for this change is I got a chance to go photograph Green Bank RadioTelescope in earnest.
Trick is, only film cameras are allowed, digital SLRs generate too much noise and interfere with their research. I'd shot at Green Bank before, but really didn't go prepared. This time around, however, I was ready with four rolls of Fujifilm, tripod, and a desire to walk around the area from sunup until I was all out of film.
The kind people at Green Bank let me walk around as I saw fit, and shoot what I saw. I am posting everything I thought turned out well, with a little commentary for each.
What's this got to do with the picture to the left? Nothing at all, but I didn't use up all my film at Green Bank, so I did a bit of shooting elsewhere. In this case, a National Wildlife Refuge whose name I cannot pronounce.
All images shot with my Nikon f4s and 17-35mm lens.
As I had done some years ago when I visited Baltimore's Inner Harbour, I got this shot with no other people around, except for the carriagemen, and their riders, giving the illusion they are only waiting for the Lady of the Manor so they may start their journey.
Truth of course is it was fairly busy out there that day, but sometimes events conspire in your favour.