June 24, 2007

Snapshots from Weekend

We went back this weekend to New England to check-up on our elderly parents. We were relaxing Saturday afternoon on my mother's patio, and I had a chance to walk around her property to capture a few photos with the 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Note about last image: As my mother was just given an award for her efforts to promote the arts in her community, we decided a photo of the "artist in her studio" was appropriate. I switched to the 31mm lens for this photo.

June 10, 2007

San Clemente Car Show

Today was the 12th Annual San Clemente (CA) Car Show. As I typically do when shooting for fun, I went with my "One Day/One Lens" philosophy and used the 70mm "pancake" to photograph all the cars. I couldn't have gone with a wider angle lens to capture the entire car, as the event was crowded, and I didn't want to include heads and bodies of strangers in my photos. The 70mm FOV also gave me a bit of a challenge in that I had to focus only on car details or patterns that looked interesting. All photos shot in RAW with the K10D; processed with PhotoLab 3.1 into TIFF's; and converted them into small (< 1MB) JPEGs for web viewing.