With the weather improving, I’m shooting more on my phone as I’m out. And so, we have the return of the Phone Dump.
After weeks of waiting, the main trail going thawed to take an evening bike ride.
rough Kent has finally thawed out enough to have an evening ride.
For the new year, I’m starting to play with the structure of the site. One such change will be having specific releases for certain days. Friday will be the day that I use to post galleries of photos I’ve shot on the go that wouldn’t justify a post by themselves. I figure that it is an easy post to do while I prep for larger weekend shoots which go up Saturday-Monday.
I make it a habit to go downtown and photograph Saint Patrick’s day every year. Unfortunately, this year, everyone must have decided it was too cold, partied on the weekend, or decided to spend the day at church paying tribute to the actual Saint Patrick, because nobody was out yesterday. I went down twice, and both times it was less busy than even a normal Thursday night. But, the lighting was nice and made for some interesting shots, even if they’re not especially holiday themed.
Sometimes things just have a way of working out. I was shooting these cherry blossoms when the new, heavy-duty light I had purchased not two hours before decided to self combust. At first, I thought it was a power outage, but I still wanted to keep shooting. I had the idea to take advantage of the settings I was already using to shoot. The timer I was using to prevent camera shake let me maneuver myself into position by my light tent. To light the subject, I took advantage of the long exposure time to trigger my flash manually by hitting the “test” button while the shutter was open.
As glad as I am with these images though, Home Depot still owes me a new light.