Thursday, April 29, 2010


I ordered the manual for the D3oos today and I should have it within a week. This is a lot of camera and what I do second nature with my lil D60 is a mystery on this bad boy.

I love bleeding hearts.

I will be in Boston this weekend and am looking forward to bonding with the D300s.

Monday, April 26, 2010


The depth of field on these is so sweet to me- the soft blur in the back hinting at what's there but not distracting from the main focus. And the hydrangea bud? Tiny itybity dof. Fun to play!

party portraits

I went to a friend's 8th birthday party over the weekend.  When I got back I threw a handful of photos up on Facebook in an album entitled Brady's b'day party.  It might have appeared more suitable were it called First Funeral.  Look at a few of them:

Don't they all look so sad? But... I like them anyway. They kindof make me wonder about what's causing each expression... atypical birthday shots, though.

These were shot with the Nikon d300s in a high ceilinged school entrance. I used a Nikkor 18-200 3.5-5.6 and a Nissin Di622 speedlight. Post-processing varied but was done in Photoshop CS3.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


A crazy lunatic of a friend is letting me use his Nikon d300s for awhile. It is a lot of camera and I am really looking forward to falling in love with it... which I fully expect to do.  I have so very much to learn.

I love this boy,  and I love the bokeh behind him.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Happy 89th Birthday, Memere!

I am really enjoying my flash. I was sad when my batteries died today. I have a lot to learn but I am excited about the new possibilities.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Like yesterday, the weight of my camera felt just about right today.


I like finding pictures.  This is captured quietly, just a girl laughing with her cousins.  It's not choreographed.  It was just a moment. 

The blurry bangs and sharp face make sense to me in this shot.


I'll be trying to post photos daily again-  even just here-  for me.  This is from yesterday.

yellow flower

I don't know what kind of flower it is,  but it was a lovely sight to see during our hike yesterday.