Saturday, October 31, 2009

Shooting off Highway #103 overpass

I have always thought this was a great vantage point for images, the fast cars whooshing by made me a little timid. I quickly grabbed the D40 and 70-300mm VR and did my thing, there were still some last few hues left in autumn during the the last day of October.

Pumpkin carving activity

The Primary kids in our ward tried their hands at making masterpieces, they had success at it despite the messy nature of the exercise. The main thing is to have fun and learn from it. D40, Tamron 17-50mm and SB-600 on bounce, looks like studio lighting.

I think fall is almost over

I photographed these about a week ago, it seemed it could be the last fall images this season. I was wrong, I was able to get a few more in Bridgewater. Despite the rain, I was able to find lots of colors this year.

D80 and 16-85mm VR.

Ward Halloween party

Ghosts and goblins abounded last night, plus some other characters. Many files were recorded with the humble SB-400, which has a surprising amount of power for such a small Speedlite. The Tamron 17-50mm is becoming more of a fixture for people shooting as it adds the real flexibility for non-flash images.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Late-afternoon stroll with the Tamron 17-50mm

The beauty of owning an f/2.8 zoom is that it's very sharp at f/5.6, whereas most slower zooms are just starting life at the same aperture. As the sun was disappearing, yesterday, I went to work and found some interesting images.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Carding Mills falls in autumn glory

One of my favorite places for images is the Carding Mills falls, it always seems a little different every time I stop to photograph the cascading water. Of course, I anticipated the seasonal colors would add to the beauty of them and I was not disappointed. The flowing water effect is very effective and easy to do, you need a good tripod, cable release and slow shutter speeds.

D80 and 70-300mm VR.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A little creepy but photogenic venue

The graveyard in Lunenburg is adjacent to the Academy, an old school that has its own photographic quality. As a combination, they work well, together. D40 and Tamron 17-50mm.

Fall images near my workplace

You don't need to go to far when autumn is in its full splendor. These were all taken within a stone's throw of the MIG office on King Street in Bridgewater on various days during the past week.