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Auld Lang Syne
Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
On Old long syne.
How did I manage to slow down with the camera at the tail end of 2012? I don’t know and I don’t like it. No, not one bit.
However I was not without a camera phone. Here are the photos I took in December via Instagram on my Flickr Feed.
Each photo was definitely a special moment. Enjoy! :)
The photos below are from August 2, 2012 at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.
They have a beautiful garden area and the afternoon tea is divine.
If you don’t know, this is formerly The Ritz Carlton…
A beautiful and wonderful place.
What a difference a year makes! I’ve been taking a lot of band photos with many thanks to Anthony Valadez and Nick Rosen for their initial encouragement and support. I’ve also stopped shooting in JPG format about a year ago thanks to Micki Hassemer and PGM Don Baird. I have been shooting all RAW format with manual settings in my D90.
I’ve only just begun shooting with a flash last month. In photography school, my professor had said “flash is a whole other animal” but I never got the class for flash. So, in LA, I have attended George Simian’s seminar on flash photography. So, there is much more to learn and show!
What I want to show today is the difference between shooting JPG vs RAW, and the difference using “fill light” in post production with Lightroom.
See? The 2nd photo took 5 minutes this morning in Lightroom. I had wanted to see what settings I had this camera in because I didn’t use a flash, and the lens was my 28-200mm. But when I saw how dark the JPG file was, I decided to revisit it.
I am also in the market for a portrait lens primarily for weddings and events. I am considering a new camera body as well. The D90 is a great starter DLSR but the DX lenses are actually killing me with the cropping. With film, I shoot 120 format, so I didn’t think the cropping in the 35mm would bother me. But it’s not just the cropping, it’s the math, where 50mm is really 70mm. And wide angle is too wide for portraits. The edges bend off and that is not good for faces or groups of people.
Any suggestions are welcome!
We had a beautiful day today! Everyday should be this good!
Viviana Escobar enjoys complementing her beautiful abstract photography
with metalwork by Nick Albert and woodwork Tim Hassemer, bringing you “The Nine”,
an exhibit of photography, canvas, metal and wood.
My friend Marshall LaPlante volunteers his time to teach photography at the Braille Institute.
When he first told me a few years ago, I was awed and I wanted to help…
Today, I not only helped but I also learned from Marshall and his students.