Construction IX

Christine Aguila 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:
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>> 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 
>> photographer.
>>
>> http://www.caguila.com/caguila/trconstructionjuly132010/
>>
>> Comments welcome.
>>
>> Cheers, Christine
>>
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> These are really nice ... all of um but...
> I particularly like
> http://www.caguila.com/caguila/trconstructionjuly132010/content/trconstructionjuly132010_56_large.html
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> It has more of a story to it somehow...
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> and this is just nice eye candy too
> http://www.caguila.com/caguila/trconstructionjuly132010/content/trconstructionjuly132010_81_large.html
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> and this is so surreal  and kinda ominous in a way
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> http://www.caguila.com/caguila/trconstructionjuly132010/content/trconstructionjuly132010_212_large.html
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> 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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> ann
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