Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mahone Bay Regatta formerly known as the Wooden Boat Festival

All good things come to an end, or at least require a name change. The Wooden Boat Festival as we have known for years has a different name and look. LOTS of pirates coming out of the woodwork and many more spectators. As a people shooter, this kind of thing is exactly what I live for, photographically - I can do without the bright sun. Flash is my friend but it can only do so much, rigorous post-processing can do the rest.

D40, SB-600, and both VR zooms were invited to the event.

South Shore Exhibition 2010

I took a break from shooting soccer, this week, LOTS happening in Lunenburg County. The South Shore Ex is another annual tradition where there are tons of great photo opps for someone like me. I am no fan of the event, by itself, but I always pull off some satisfying people images when I go here - the light was just perfect.

I used my fast. low-light kit - D40, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Enough of soccer!

I think I can say I have developed a new skill set with my shooting. Tonight's game was great as a spectator and it's not always easy to take in a performance and shoot it at the same time, as I have tried doing that with the local high school plays.

It was extra-tough this evening, very overcast and a short shower. I had to switch to the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 for a few captures nearly wide-open as the light dropped like a bucket full of water, even at ISO 800. Rain is not advisable for any camera, but my Nikon DSLR's have proven they can take some punishment.

Anyway, I came away with something worthwhile, that's always my goal.