So I want to the last Giants game of the season with my friend Nick yesterday. It was a great game as The Giants won 6-7. This was actually my first Giants game and actually MLB game that I've been to so that was a great experience. That wasn't what surprised me though. What got me was Number 54 on the San Diego Padres turns out to be one of Nick's old friends. Nick and Tommy Medica grow up and played ball together and Tommy's dad couched Nick years ago. I don't even know Tommy but I'm excited for him since his MLB debut on the 11th of this month.
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II
So I didn't notice one thing until I was looking at my past images. Yesterday, September 28th was my uncle's 2nd funeral anniversary. You're probably wondering why I'm bringing this up with a picture of a watch. This watch was my uncle's that was giving to me and since I received it, I always wanted to do a shoot with it.
My Uncle had a massive stroke in January 2011 and spent 4-5 months in the hospital. He was bed ridden the entire time and needed 24 hour care. I believe in May or late April he was discharged and my mom started taking care of him until his death.
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikon 60mm f/2.8G Macro
Film: Ilford Delta 100
Flashes: Bounce flash on 2 white boards using two Nikon SB-900s and one Nikon SB-800 w/ PocketWizards transceivers.
This was one fun shoot for sure. I went out with Shane down to Monterey, CA just to take pictures. We drove all around the city and surrounding cities just to find a good spot to shoot. Turns out, the last spot we decided on was at a beach resort that Shane's parents were staying at. Right when we go on location I noticed that giant log and wanted to use it for my foreground. The log was several feet around from where I wanted it to be so Shane and I moved it to that current location. This actually was the first image I took after I composed it. After about an hour of being down there, we decided to head back to his parent's room. We then went out to find something to do in the city and ultimately decided to go home. We left Monterey around 3am and I didn't get home until around 5am after taking Shane home. This was the only good shot of the day that either of us shot but
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
Accessories: Nikon MC-36A Multifunction Remote
Exposure: f/8 @ 241 seconds (4 minutes)
This is the start of Photo of the Day.
I was out on a photo walk with 2 of my great friends, Shane and Khalil at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA last month. We walked towards the North end of the area and stopped so Khalil could take shots of a boat next to us. I wasn't feeling inspired to take pictures at the time until 「I Saw The Sign」. I thought to myself "This would look great with negative space above and around it," I then took my camera out and started shooting. I took close to 12 shots of this using filters and without. This was the first time I was ever using Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film and a dark red filter. I was quite pleased with the results. I like the film characteristics but not completely sold to it.
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikon 85mm f/1.4G
Filters: B+W Dark Red #29 (091), B+W Circular Polarizer
Film: Ilford Pan F Plus 50