Sunday, October 23, 2011

Google+ and Kites in Cold Water

So I've been recently pretty active on this whole Google+ thing and loving it! I'm not that great in keeping up on uploading new photos, but am on the lookout for Google Hangouts. I've been learning so much from other photographers and even had the pleasure of meeting a few of my photog hero's!! It's been an awesome ride so far and can't wait for more.

Kites in Cold Water


A couple weeks ago I decided to head to the Ludington State Park and attempt to find and interesting set up for a time-lapse. Needless to say it was a total failure. I was on top if the skyline trail and noticed some kites down on Lake Michigan and immediately knew they were boarders at the ends of those lines. I got so excited because I've been itching to learn how to kiteboard for such a long time. I've got the kite, harness, and board and all I need is a wet-suit and a life vest. I'm making it official that I'm going to learn next spring. Before some of you tell me that I said that last year, shoosh. I'm really going to this time. Anyway, I booked it down there, threw the 55-300 lens on the camera, and ran to the shore to start shooting. I had such a fun time with this because it was something completely different than the normal stuff I usually shoot. Also cause it was so cool! It was the perfect time of the evening. It wasn't too cold and the sun was just going down so it was golden hour. I had some trouble exposing it right sometimes but I think I got some good shots. After they were done I met both Eric and Alex and helped Eric with his kite. They were both really nice guys and even gave me some info about were to take lessons. This is also the first time I'm really learning how to touch up and process photos since I downloaded the 30 day trial of Adobe Lightroom 3. It may look inconsistent but again I'm just learning. Here are just a few of the shots I took that night. Thanks for allowing me to shoot guys!!



(Alex)


(Alex)


 (Eric)


 (Eric)


(Eric)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'm Back and Fall Fog

Yeah it's been awhile since my last post but I'm still here and with lots of new material to show you. Instead of bantering about what I have and have not been up to, I'm just going to jump in with the photos.

Fall Fog

A few weeks ago, I got up around 6 in the morning with a temperature of 36 and headed out to Sgt. Sands near the state park. I figured I'd go there to check out the fog on the lake. I just about stopped heading there to shoot some other spot that had some crazy fog, but I had a mission. Once there, I ran up the hill to see if there was any fog coming of the lake at all and to see if there was a decent angle from there. There was fog but no good shots. I took off back down the hill, tripped, and landed right on my tripod cutting my hand open. yeah it hurt. A lot!! No matter though, I just got back in the car and headed down the road to where people park and go to the tiny beach on the lake. In retrospect, I wish that I had shot a time-lapse. That fog was so thick and just rolling right off that lake. It would've been awesome. Oh well, here are some shots from that morning. Enjoy the multiple shot I give you today!!