Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Interesting stuff - Alfie Goodrich interview

Alfie Goodrich is a photographer in Tokyo that I much enjoy. Here's an interview at that I found interesting, especially where he talked about working with students:

Gear doesn’t really matter. It's your eye that does the shooting. Not that nice gear doesn’t help, but it isn’t everything and even though in the film days I knew lots of people who loved 'gear', these days people seem to get seduced by gear even more easily and high-end gear is pitched at consumers rather than just at pros, so quite a few of my students are pretty well kitted out. The first thing we work on is getting them away from P [program] mode and on to Manual as quickly as possible. That way I can actually start to teach them to understand what the combinations of aperture, speed and ISO can do for them to enable them to get a decent picture in any conditions and establish an understanding of light and how to work with it.

Hmmm. Have been using P for some time now. Maybe it's time to try the M mode. Here's Alfie's blog that I visit on a regular basis.


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Monday, July 27, 2009

A Sunday evening at lakeside

Photo shot as I was wrapping up at the golf course last night. A trio of non golfers trying their luck at catching some fish as the sun was setting.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boys of Summer and... young lady. Action in the dugout at a local all star game for nine year olds this past week. For Monochrome Weekly. More from around the world here.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rayhills down at the ball field

Carroll, with company, displaying his golf grip while enjoying his grandson playing baseball in Loogootee.

Cory was there, too, though preoccupied with a Sponge Bob thingee. The youngsters from Odon, including grandson Ian, throttled the Loogootee kids, 12 to 1, and face Petersburg later today.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Baseball on a summer night

Eric and Ian were down from Odon for a small boy baseball tournament here in Loogootee last night. I got away from the golf course briefly to catch some of the action on and off the diamond. The Odonites won, beating a Washington team, and advance to play Loogootee today or tomorrow.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Patience... the still of the night.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

From out of the mist...

For Monochrome Weekly. More black and whites from around the world here.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

At the dock

Boaters on Boggs Lake at a temporary standstill near Stoll's Lakeview Restaurant.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Son and Mom

Lucas and Colleen at The Cabin the other day.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Profiles of the Boys

Ian and Lucas were at The Cabin for breakfast yesterday morning while the rains fell at the golf course. Eric, Colleen, Diane and I were also there.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Night clerks

Diane and I snuck into town the other night and got ourselves a tasty treat at the Dairy Queen - a chocolate sunday and a blizzard of the moment - girl scout tagalongs. Yum.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Candlelight on a July night

We lost electricity for several hours last night and had to do with candlelight at the dining table. Very different than the usual evening with the hum of lights and fans and tv's and computers and refrigerators. Didn't take long for Diane to go off to bed - darkness is great for sleeping, isn't it? I finished a book (The Reader by Bernhard Schlink - it's excellent, as is the movie), drove around the neighborhood (to see how extensive the outage was), took some photos (see above for one example), and eventually turned off what I remembered was on, and went to bed. Guess what - thirty minutes later I was suddenly awake again with the house coming back on - fans and coolers and lights, all those accepted and welcome additions to our modern lives. Still, the candlelight was enchanting, even if for just a little bit. It's Monochrome Weekly time and more from around the world can be found here.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Martin County Fair Beginnings

Hazel and Helen Pielemeier, sisters who spent their working lives in the field of education, were helping out... was Eldean Sherfick who is chatting with Marty (Bird) who she hadn't seen since he was still a teenager.

Laura Tarr and Diane (Bird) were also busy with the details of getting everything accepted and registered.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wilma, Jim and Diane in Montgomery

They were just arriving for a lunch engagement (!) at the Stop and Sea yesterday afternoon. I was already there having come over after 18 holes at Country Oaks.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Flowers on our dining table

Diane had to bring in a bit of the summer's color that is so profuse all around our house. They are nice and were happy to share breakfast time with me...
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Here, there, everywhere...

A couple of jet skiers having fun at Boggs Lake over the weekend. (The high ISO setting from the fireworks shoot didn't get changed, thus the graininess of the photos. Reminds me of the French Impressionists.)
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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kids on a Blanket Waiting for Fireworks

Some of the kids out for the fireworks at Boggs Lake on the evening of the 3rd (go here to see them in color in a slightly different pose and here for more b&w's at the same event). Posted as part of The Monochrome Weekly hosted by Aileni. Go here for many more b&w's from photographers around the world.
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