Almost game time
Everyone needs practice…and I mean everyone! The boys on the field and Daddy behind the lens. I’d been working out Mr Fuji for a while…and I almost forgot where my buttons were on Mr Pentax!
Today I’d like to make a pitch to really get to know your gear. I know I’ve said that many times before, but I really mean it! I’m looking for ways to reduce post processing time, and the best way to do that is getting the shot right in camera. And oh by the way these cameras have a ton of features we can maximize and use if we so dare!
So today I worked on using high dynamic range and I actually played with the color settings. Yep I took it off Neutral and played with the Dynamic setting with some curves thrown in. Well worked pretty well, except a few were too dark from over contrast.
So get out there and enjoy the fall light! It in an of itself is a wonderful thing to enjoy and play with!
PS Both with Pentax K-5 using the 60-250
Patriot Day Honors
This week we celebrated Patriot Day on 9/11. It truly is one of those few days in modern history when the course of nations changed in a matter of hours.
In the middle of the week I found myself surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the home and work. Coming home exhausted I still could not let myself ignore this opportunity to say thank you to those who served and protected us all these years.
This Patriot’s Day I had some sadness, since the week before a friend from my Infantry Officer Basic in 1993 informed me how many of our instructors met their deaths in the wars since 9/11/01. As we talked names and faces came back to me, and how they led us in our little adventures of learning in the red clay of Fort Benning, Georgia.
So on this weekend amidst the tumult of football games, children’s activities, and counting pennies in this weak economy take a second to remember the fallen…remember those who serve and remember why we are all called to serve as well.
P.S. Fujifilm XE-1 with 18-55. Pre-focused in the late afternoon light and shade.
On a recent trip I took the time to honor a few family and friends by visiting the National Law Enforcement memorial in Washington D.C. So many names…and unfortunately the number of names added each year accelerated each of the past few years. Let us pray that our collective discourse and conduct begins to rise up and help reduce the names added to this wall in the coming years.
P.S. This is an example of making the best of lunch hour shooting opportunity. The light was harsh and horrible for color shots, but by carefully watching the strength of the shadows and shade I tried to set the stage for a good black and white so I had something to remember the day.