Friday, July 24, 2015

EAA Airshow

I don't think I have been to an airshow since I was in elementary school. So having the "stars align" (and a very gracious wife) landed me at EAA this year. A friend has been trying to get me to go for quite a while, but with 2 young kids we always had other forces pulling us away. Of course I took my camera, but I was really trying to take in the sites first, a discipline I always need to work on.

If you live in the mid-west, and like a good show, EAA is hard to beat...actually some would say it is the best in the world. Not sure the best flying show, but the best display of working airplanes (historic war-birds to modern "homebuilds" and a lot of Experimental Aircraft in between) and amazing culture of flying is definitely world class.  It was like Disneyland for kids with their planes.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

great light, darn mosquitoes, and film

Over the weekend I was able to connect with an old fried as we walked the Arboretum and talked photography. But I was torn, I wanted to keep shooting (I don't get out much these days) but I also wanted to run back to the car, I was getting eaten alive. There has to be a reason that God created mosquitoes...other than to test my patience. I understand the existence of ants, spiders, and snakes...but not of mosquitoes. I must be more susceptible to them because John wasn't as bothered. 

These last 2 images have me excited. Not because of these images but because of the FILM images that I took along side them. I am borrowing a friends medium format film camera and I just fired off 2 frames. It totally changes your perspective and I think about my shots more with film. Not just because I only have 15 frames in a roll or I can't see the image to know I got it, but because it actually costs money every time the shutter fires. Though, is a different way, it is a lot more satisfying. Looking forward to the results.