Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Worlds Collide Concert Pictures

From a core group of musicians, 3 unique performances emerge. "Worlds Collide" at the Little Fox Theater this past Sunday evening was a journey through the minds of the Murray Low Trio, the Aaron Lington Quintet and John Worley with Bari Bari. We often experience these musicians while following our friend John Worley's gigs but he was more the side man for this show, providing us the exposure we rarely make the effort to see. And the icing on the cake was the opportunity to photograph everything from the balcony of the theater.

Clicking any of the pictures below will take you to the full photo gallery.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Backyard Bird Photography

In order to improve my skill sets for action photography, I took on the project of shooting birds in flight. Our backyard feeder attracts a large amount of colorful finches who do not seem to have a great fear of my presence, at least when I am sitting still. I take advantage of this virtually free opportunity and spend hours sitting, observing and photographing these creatures.

I have written my experience up as a tutorial (with some of my favorite pictures) and posted it to the Instructables web site. Instructables is a fun Do-it-yourself site with content entirely provided by the members. It is free to view and, if you would like to contribute, free to join.

My tutorial is entitled "Backyard Bird Photography" and clicking here will take you there.

This tutorial is also entered in thier Digital Photography Contest, so..., if you are a member of Instructables and are so inclined, you have my permission to vote for me.

Update: The tutorial picked up one of 5 first prizes, a weekend photography workshop put on by Popular Photography magazine. I know I need it and I guess the judges thought so too.

Fall colors