Sunday, November 30, 2008

Carl was bored and did a self portrait

Taken with a Nikon D80.

* Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60) [+]
* Aperture: f/5.6 [+]
* Focal Length: 50 mm [+]
* ISO Speed: 400 [+]

Strobist: 2 fluorescent strip light banks, 1 left and 1 right in front of me. (each bank=2 40 watt 4' long 5000k bulbs). SB-800 with diffuser cap on into a 43" shoot through umbrella above and slightly in front of camera. SB-600 directly behind head ~ 2 feet.

I got bored after we put the kids to bed and spent 45 minutes taking and editing this. I've been trimming my beard at this short length for a few weeks now.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Robert listenting to the post dinner conversation

John Seeing the news on his iPhone after dinner

The Thanksgiving Table

The Thanksgiving Table, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Becky set the stable and decorated it in a very appealing way.

Pie and Roast

Pie and Roast, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Pie, Roast and our glass of sparkling peach grape juice

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Roast

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Carrie & Jonathon

Carrie & Jonathon, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Carrie and Jon were over for Sabbath lunch and the afternoon. I spent some time setting up the lighting and had them come upstairs for 5-10 minutes for a photo. Carrie was going to be leaving soon for an ER shift at Wabasha that night.

Taken with a Nikon D80.

* Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60) [+]
* Aperture: f/8 [+]
* Focal Length: 85 mm [+]
* ISO Speed: 250 [+]

Strobist info: Ambient of 2 fluor banks (1 left, 1 right) (4 ft 2 bulbs each bank at 5000k 40 watts) exposed at -3ev just for some slight side light and for focusing. Main light of SB-800 umbrella with black backing camera right and above. Hair light of sb-600 through pringles can snoot behind and to the left and above.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The effects of light and dark - Chiaroscuro

The term "Chiaroscuro" refers to areas of light in sharp contrast to dark areas. I asked Brent to sit for a few shots while I experimented with the concept. The idea was for the wall behind him to be light behind on the left while his face was dark there. Oppositely, his face on our right is bright but the wall behind is dark.

# Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200) [+]
# Aperture: f/5.6 [+]
# Focal Length: 85 mm [+]
# ISO Speed: 200 [+]

Strobist info: Ambient of 2 fluorescent banks (1 L, 1 R at 90 degrees to him. Each with 2 4' bulbs 40 watt 5000k) exposed at -2 to -3 ev. SB-600 zoomed to 85 mm through pringles can snoot to the left and behind him aimed at wall. SB-800 into white satin umbrella with black reflective outer layer on at camera right. This was almost 90 degrees to him and the swath of light was aimed so that it passed in front of him to try and get a more gradual gradation of shadows. The aim was for Rembrandt lighting and for the triangle of light under the opposite eye.

Post-process with Adobe Lightroom : levels, blacks, saturation, precrop vignette, post crop vignette, adjustment brush and ND grad filter effects.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Mist of the Valley

The Mist of the Valley, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Danielle and her cast

Danielle and her cast, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Taken with a Nikon D80.

* Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60) [+]
* Aperture: f/4 [+]
* Focal Length: 85 mm [+]
* ISO Speed: 200 [+]

Strobist info: White wall exposed for white with 2 fluorescent banks (1 left 1 right) each with 2 bulbs (4' 40 watt 5000k). SB-800 camera right through white shoot through umbrella. SB-600 behind left at 7' height with pringles can snoot for hair light.

Danielle went out to check on Angel. Evidently, Angel got excited running around and the chain caught her leg. It yanked her leg out and she fell with her left arm outstretched. Danielle and I went to the ER at St. Mary's hospital. We were there from 9-1:30. I went to the xray room with her. As soon as they were scanned in I could see the fractures. The distal end of the ulna and radius were fractured. There was not much displacement. Her pain was controlled prior to going by giving her some ibuprofen. The had her hold her arm in the 90 degree angle bend and created a fiberglass cast. The pediatric orthopedic resident came to do the cast after finishing a surgical case.

Danielle said she had been hoping she would break her arm so that she could have a cast. I asked her to not hope to break anything else.

Monday, November 3, 2008

JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fl

A view of the two hotels from our stay in May of 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Morning Sunrise through the fog

The fog rolled up out of the river valley. The sun had yet to peak out of the trees. The air was crisp in my nose. It was a beautiful morning God had created.

Morning Sunrise with fog

Facing south with the sunrise to my left.