Friday, February 29, 2008

Jim's Band Plays A Gig

My husband's band was performing for a birthday party at a local bar, and at the same time they were working on creating a website. So, I headed out to take some shots of Archive, tasking myself with the challenge (as I do often so I learn) of shooting with available light only. Tall order, since this was a very dark bar. I managed to come out with some useable shots, here are a few!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Baby Molly

Last post for the day! I've got a backlog of images to get posted, so everyone will see a lot of posts coming over the next week...that way, I can free up preparing new material. These were taken when Jim's brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Allie, were in town the week after Christmas with their daughter Molly, who just celebrated her first birthday a couple of weeks ago. I loved following her around the house and taking pictures, although I ended up with tons to weed through after they left town.

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Greenfield, Iowa Fly-In

It's been a horrible, stormy, windy winter and flying has been largely not possible. When the annual chili fly-in in Greenfield, Iowa came around at the end of January this year, I didn't hold out much hope of making this rare wintertime flying event, as the last four years in a row had been weathered out. Imagine my surprise when the weather was clear. Jim and I could not take our 120, as it was too breezy, but we headed north in the Bonanza. Of course, I had my camera in hand and was anxious to get a few test shots with my new 80-200 f2.8L lens - well, it's not new, but it's new to me. The new 70-200 is out of my price range as of now, so I found a good copy of the "Magic Drainpipe" and I'm hoping it gives me at least a few good years of service!

Here are a few shots I took throughout the day. The beautiful Cessna 195 belongs to Rick Case, and it is hangared at Midwest National Air Center along with our 120.
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Hello there.

As my profile states, I love photography. Actually, I've become quasi-obsessed and have spent the equivalent of the GNP of a small country on camera equipment recently. In about a year, I hope to roll out a part-time business. I've always wanted to do it (I almost switched majors from graphic design to photography in college, but for some reason balked), and now's the time. 2008 will be spent building experience and a portfolio. I'll post photos of stuff I shoot along the way. I hope you'll follow my progress over the coming year.

People ask me all the time what type of photography I'd like to concentrate on. I think it's safe to say you'll see a lot of horses and other pets, airplanes, and of course people on here. As my husband, Jim, will attest, I usually don't go far without my camera in hand.

I'll try in the coming days to catch up what I've been doing over the winter. These three shots are of our dog, Xena, and my sister's cat, Callie. These were taken the week of Christmas, right after I got my 40D.

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