Themes 2014-2015, #49 Two of Us

This post is my eighth entry for the LWRDPC 52-Week Theme Photo Challenge, and my theme selection is #49 Two of Us.

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My father, my sister, and I went to Gainesville for the season opener for the UF Gators football team. We were in the stadium nearly an hour early, and we could see the threatening storm clouds off to the southeast. We were there when the first delay was announced due to lightning within eight miles of the stadium. We never saw any football that evening, but we spent a chunk of time under the stands in the stadium with many of our fellow Gator fans.

I took the picture above simply as a representation of our huddled masses yearning to see some college football, but the bit of communication going on between the guy and gal in the picture made it all about them.

Technical photography stuff: Nikon D600, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI lens, probably somewhere near ISO 2500 and f/5.6, maybe 1/30th of a second.

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Mirage

I was driving home on SR 674 east of Wimauma when I noticed this nice mirage. It’s just a simple refraction of light through hot air over the asphalt. I remember being fascinated by this mirage as a child, where no matter how often we approached the apparent “water” on the road, it always receded before us.

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Themes 2014-2015: #27 Musical

This post is my fifth entry for the LWRDPC 52-Week Theme Photo Challenge, and my theme selection is #27 Musical.

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I do most of my work at home. But several times a year I head off to visit the corporate mothership in Carrollton, Texas. Besides getting face time with my colleagues, I’ve been staying with my good friend Marc Nowell. Marc is the drummer in a band, The Hydros. They get together to jam once a week or so, and when I’m in town and one of these session is on, I go and take photos.

The jam house is on its own in the midst of Trinity River bottomland, the better to not annoy the neighbors. Think man cave scaled up to four to five man band size and loaded with rock and roll musical instruments. They prefer the lighting turned down, just as it would be in a bar or stage venue. This makes it a bit challenging to get photos, but I’ve been at it since around 2006, so I have some strategies. The best one so far has been to use a camera with extended sensitivity, the Nikon D600. Most of these photos were taken with that camera. A couple of them, though, are taken with a Panasonic GF2 camera with the Navitar 50mm f/0.95 lens at or nearly wide open.

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