Friday, January 16, 2009


I was really enjoying my 50mm prime lens. Since I bought it, I've never really taken many photos with it that I liked. This is a lens I really needed to learn how to use.

It's narrow depth of field is something I'm just not really used to. Photography is an art that we need to learn by doing or even reading.

The most recent issue of Popular Photography, there is an article about getting the most out of your 50mm lens. Dang good read. It made me think about what a narrow depth of field means.

This shot is of the centerpiece of our table. Sure, I was bored, but I found it a good exercise in thinking about what an out of focus back ground can mean. I used this and the light on the table to provide me a most subtle background.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Dance

While at this memorial concert, I tried to capture the event itself, not just people. For me, this picture captures what this show is about.

Monday, January 12, 2009

POST No 54

This was a taken at the American Legion Post in Red Wing, Minnesota. It sits behind the bar.

I found it's soft glow intriguing.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Portraits - sometimes all you need is luck

Today, we spent part of the day at a memorial reunion of my wife's stepfather's band. In the 70's and 80's, her stepfather played the drums for a band name Conbrio.

We brought the kids to dance and enjoying playing with family and new friends. Of course, waiting for a bit to eat is tough for our younger generation.

This is a shot I got of my youngest daughter waiting for the pizza to be served.

You'll never get this in a staged shot. Enjoy!