caguila at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 15 15:40:38 EDT 2010
Big thanks, Ann, and I know exactly what you mean about shooting alone.
Like you, it's my 1st preference, though I'm used to having Darrel along,
and he's more willing to be photo assistant now :-). I do wish, however,
he had an interest in learning to shoot pictures. Ah, well. xo Christine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Sanfedele" <annsan at nyc.rr.com>
To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Construction IX
> Christine Aguila wrote:
>> Hi Everyone:
>> Well, yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of the start of the
>> construction on the parking garage and student services building at work.
>> The construction workers are on strike right now, but they'll get that
>> sorted soon, and work will resume.
>> The photos are what they are, but I had so much fun shooting yesterday.
>> It was dead quiet on the site. I had giggly conversation with Desmond,
>> my escort, while shooting, and it was the day of the tripod. Every
>> picture was make on a tripod--except the stairway photo. The walk around
>> the sight was leisurely, as was the speed of my shutter, shooting a lot
>> of 1/3 - 1/6th of a second at ISO 400 with f-stops mostly in the f 4 - f
>> 7.1 range, and I bracketed virtually every shot, though I still had some
>> tweaking to do in the shadow areas--a bump up here and there, and some
>> recovery of blown highlights. Because I used a tripod, my frames were A
>> LOT more level than my usual frames resembling a stroke victim with
>> pronounced sagging to the right. I only shot the interior, so I was out
>> of the sun, and a cool breeze followed us around like a good friend. My
>> construction boots were still a must, but I was allowed to abandon my
>> hard hat and safety vest, so I could enjoy the breeze even more.
>> It was just one of those shoots when it felt good to be both alive and a
>> Comments welcome.
>> Cheers, Christine
> These are really nice ... all of um but...
> I particularly like
> It has more of a story to it somehow...
> and this is just nice eye candy too
> and this is so surreal and kinda ominous in a way
> I loved being able to use my big benbo in the field, driving around,
> setting up, and not have to hold the camera
> up ... finding a spot in late afternoon to just watch glorious stuff for a
> while and wait for the perfect time to click
> that might or might not come.
> but a big part of it was being absolutely alone , as you were in this
> shoot, no distractions... yummy!
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