Saturday, October 27, 2007

Carl's Self portrait - seeing the light

Saturday night, I set up my camera for a bit.

Strobist info:

SB-600 on stand camera right, right in front of me on my left hand side. 'A better bounce card' attached. Foam board camera left on my right hand side just out of frame for some diffusion on the non lit side of my face. Used the concept of opposing lighting. Notice in the picture on the right the background is black and my face is bright. On the left hand side of the picture the background is a bit lighter and my face is correspondingly darker.

Triggered with handheld ir transmitter. Flash fired with iTTL triggered via onboard commander mode flash.

Take with my 18-200 mm Lens at 200 mm from about 10-12 feet away.

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Christensen Children singing up front

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Maple leaves in spring

Maple leaves in spring, originally uploaded by carlcmc.

Our maple tree had vibrant maroon leaves. Using my 50mm f/1.8 prime lens at f/1.8 I photographed this. The quality of the blurriness of the background (Bokeh) is quite pleasing.

Burst of light at sunrise

Burst of light at sunrise, originally uploaded by carlcmc.

The sunrise was particularly vibrant for about 10 minutes

Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Our New shed going up

Our New shed going up, originally uploaded by carlcmc.

I looked out and there was just a wisp of orange starting to show. By the time (within 5 minutes) that I set up my camera and photographed it, the sky had flared wide with the hint of sunrise. The shed is going up quick. This week they will be done with metal etc. Next week the concrete will be poured.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Swimming in California

Swimming in California, originally uploaded by carlcmc.

In the fall of 2006 we were in Coronado, Ca for a CME conference I was attending. I dredged this up from the dusty corners of my hard drive. Danielle is playing in the pool of the Hotel del Coronado that is on the beach shore.

Church Children group

Church Children group, originally uploaded by carlcmc.

9/29/07 - Greene Valley School (affiliated with the Rochester Mn Seventh Day Adventist Church) stages a performance of readings and songs for our Sabbath worship service.


Brent, originally uploaded by carlcmc.


Natalie, originally uploaded by carlcmc.


Danielle, originally uploaded by carlcmc.


Danielle, originally uploaded by carlcmc.

Children in Church Program

Children in Church Program, originally uploaded by carlcmc.


Danielle, originally uploaded by carlcmc.