Samstag, 6. Juli 2013

Summer Photos

Some more photos for your viewing pleasure. This Summer has been a great opportunity to get out and try and work on some of the photo projects I've had planned.  Lots of photos have been taken, but here are the ones that I've felt were worth showing. Have fun.

This is a photo of local Wunderkind Collin Joyce. He's on the U.S. Cycling Team and has spent a few years racing in Europe. As you can see by the photo, he's fast. I was lucky enough to catch him during one of the local Time Trial events held here in Pocatello. I've been standing on the sidelines for as many races a possible this summer with the hopes of developing a hand in sports photography.

 Many of you have already seen the photo I took last winter of this tree, but I've been trying to come back and get some leafier photos of this guy. I was kind of in a hurry when I took this (I literally pulled over and hopped a fence), so I don't feel quite yet like I've done the tree any justice, but hopefully over time I'll be able to shoot here some more and really get to know all the angles.
 This is my Granny-In-Law Judy Black. If you ask her how she is, she generally says "mean and ornery", but I managed to snap this one when she wasn't looking.
 After manning the camera for a good two hours this is the only shot I managed to get on the 4th that looked decent. The fireworks were delayed due to a very unfortunate accident, and when the did go off  they weren't anywhere near the planned shot. I guess that's the gamble you take when you only have a general assumption as to where the fireworks will be when you're planning the composition of a shot.I tried cropping for just the temple and the firework, but when viewed at 100% the shot looked like rubbish.  That just means next year I'll have to do better.
 Snapped this one whilst out on a walk with the camera, and by walk I mean a 6 mile loop through the West Fork area.

And finally, a long-exposure shot of a well lit building. I've a feeling that if I ever had a type of photography that I leaned towards this would certainly be it. The temple sure does look good though.