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Thursday, October 29, 2009


For many years, I used a manual film SLR for all my photos.  Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the purchase of my first DSLR.  I've taken ~2,600 shots in that time, although it's hardly been linear, more like exponential growth.  I'm an Electrical Engineer by vocation and have never been 'artistic'.  I can't draw, I can't paint, I can try to take interesting photographs.  My wife and youngest sons both possess great artistic talent, but it's never worn off on me.  I'll stick with the camera.   

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I'd post the following shots.  I shot this at the 2009 Lansdale Bike Night.  Pretty creepy, but amazing detail in the paint work.  I only took two shots that evening as it was rainy and rather nasty. 

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/60 sec @ f4.0
ISO 400
Flash used, white balance corrected

Here's my wife's 2009 painted pumpkin collection.  She does an amazing job!  She's done the Flintstones and the Jetson's in past years.  This year was the M&M's. 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
20mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/10 sec @ f4.5 (pretty good for no tripod!)
ISO 800
white balance corrected, exposure increased 1/3 stop.


Marka said...

Neat photos! Both sets of paintings must have taken quite a bit of effort and a decent amount of time. I'm with you on the drawing and painting bit, what say we both stick with our respective cameras, eh?

Woody said...

Thanks Marka. Yes, camera it is!

Marilla said...

Hello Mrs. Woodruff - excellent job!

Woody said...

My wife (Anna) says "Thank you!" to both of you :-)