Saturday, November 17, 2007
As fall is ending I thought it would be great to get the last of the portraits I have to do with the fall color. The crazy thing was that, because of travel and schedules, I had to do it all in the same day! Even so, I love these! I have always loved taking photos of nature as well as people and have argued that the best nature shot has a person enjoying the scenery in the frame... at this time of year, Wisconsin makes it really, really easy to do that.
One of my most visited places for photographs here in Wisconsin is the UW Arboratum. Take a look at their website for more info but basically it is a wildlife refuge/preserve that has many regions to represent all the native vegetation areas of all Wisconsin. Every so often the UW Arboretum burns its grasslands. I have heard of them doing this but have never seen it. lo and behold, I was out to take photos one day and I noticed that there was smoke coming from the arboretum, I got really excited and changed my plans to go and take a look. Like with most photography, the closer I got, the better my images got; I talked with one of the crew members, followed him around but was soon told to get back to the main road. It was a blast, esp since I think I got some images that capture the feel of the event.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I guess we are true Wisconsinites now! We have been to our first Badger Football Game.
Oh it was a slaughter, Northern Illinois University lost one of their own men on the kickoff (a bad enough knee injury to bring out the paramedics, ouch) and 4 downs later Wisconsin scored the first of many, ending in a 44-3 victory. But that wasn’t the best part, watching all these crazy people in red (you get “booed” if you don’t wear red) singing songs, executing complicated cheers, a multi-speed - multi-direction “wave” and much more…it was a lot of fun. Hope some of the photos let you know what you missed!! Thanks to Kristen for the great tickets!!
I hope you enjoy these pics.
Technical: I used several different lenses for many of these shots, depending on what I took with me or what shoot I was on. One thing I have come to appreciate more though is the use of my telephoto zoom. I used to use this lense different, but lately I have loved to use it for leaves on trees... or in other words, things that are fairly close to me instead of things far away. I have been experimenting more with it and utilizing the compression effects and out of focus look I can so easily get with it. There was a time I almost sold this thing too. I think it was Galen Rowell that stated the most used lenses in his lineup are a light, fixed wide angle and a telephoto zoom.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
These last couple weddings have gone by so fast. I feel like I could write a book on how much fun they were all to shoot. But that would bore you all to tears. Instead here is a teaser of the photos I have taken up to now. 4 weddings down, 4 to go. Posted in this set are 2 weddings, and 3 portrait sessions. Add this to the Melissa and Garrick wedding below and the wedding I did video for and I am half way through this season. Wow, that went fast!Have fun looking.