Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Foo for Thought

We went to the Foo Fighters show in Columbus, Ohio on October 22. Foo Fighters, if you don't know me, is my favorite rock and roll band in the universe. Or at least the parts of the universe that I've had the opportunity to visit.

I called the arena beforehand to see if they allowed cameras, and hot dog, they did! Apparently, these days you can bring cameras to concerts as long as they don't have a detachable lens. My friends tried to discourage me from bringing it. "Enjoy listening to the music" they said. But I wouldn't be me without a camera in my hand. Even if it is a point and shoot at the greatest rock and roll show ever.

Enjoy the excessive number of photos below. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Backgrounds

I'm having fun making phone backgrounds. Below is the original that I made the two backgrounds from. I'm pretty impressed that I took it with my Lumix and got that great depth.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Something New

The other day, I wanted a new wallpaper for my iPhone. I have a gazillion images in my library, so I started with the ones that I had in my screen saver. Feel free to use on your phone if you want :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

The End of Summer in Cincinnati. Fireworks!

Summer in Cincinnati goes out with a bang on Labor Day weekend. Since 1977, WEBN, a local radio station puts on one of the best fireworks displays in the midwest (which I still don't know why Cincinnati is considered midwest, since we're neither in the middle of the country nor in the West...). WEBN teams up with Rozzi fireworks for the pyrotechnics and synchronize the display to an original soundtrack each year.

For the past many years, I've watched the fireworks on tv. It's HD, and the sound is really good. On top of that, I don't have to deal with the TRAFFIC. This year, however was different. I was asked to be the photographer at an event, and for four hours, my lighting guy (Roman :) and I shot images of people in front of a fireworks backdrop. It was a long night, and I was pretty much ready to go home since I'd been on my feet for four hours. I told Roman that if I can't get a good view of the fireworks, I wanted to go home. Somehow, some way, I was able to get a prime spot overlooking the city, right in front! I set up my tripod, and following is my first attempt at shooting fireworks with my camera on the tripod. I found that ISO 100, 15 seconds at f12 was a pretty good way to get these shots.