Monday, December 21, 2009

It's official...I am a nerd!

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I was going to change the blog a bit. Today it started with the NVS button. I have been found to have enough nerdiness to be a part of the design team! I need a place to post my scrappiness and instead of making a second blog, I decided to make this one go through a metamorphosis. As I develop my blogging savy, I will add more. I will leave this post with a layout. I thought it was fitting since Christmas Eve is only 2 days away! I was pretty happy with this layout. I really enjoyed trying something new by not only painting the ghost letters, but also adding rub-ons to them. They really are very versatile. More to come after Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

DVC Wind Ensemble and Orchestra 12/5/09

Well, I must have done something right because Sara and Monte asked me to come back. I bought a new lens - a nice Sigma 50-150mm F2.8. It's a pretty nice lense and I was able to get more of the shots I wanted this time. I also brought the monopod, although, I'm not clear on how much it actually helped.

I was really enthralled with this angle. I got down on the ground and I liked the curved effect made by the lights. I took about 10 different shots from this angle.

There's a little story that goes with the next two photos. My husband was in the audience for this show. At this point in the music, the director was really getting into it. I had noticed and just kept my camera on him. At this moment, my husband searched for me, thinking I needed to get these photos, only to find me right where he thought I should be!

Sara wanted group shots. I had thought about bringing my tripod, but forgot it on the way out of the house. I think it would have helped. They turned out ok, but they could be better!

Thank you Sara for having me. I tell you, it is hard to enjoy the music while photographing, but there are moments that I stop just a bit to listen to the wonderful sounds around me. I hope you like the pictures. I do think I improved on myself this time!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Parkside 11/28/09

Andrew played his last show with the Parade Route at The Parkside in San Francisco. It was a pretty good show. A lot of people came out 'specially for Andrew.

I was able to get a few good shots of these three. Lately, I've been working on motion shots, trying to get their hands in movement, but everything else in foucs. It's rather difficult as I have to hold the camera quite still...but I'll keep playing.
No more Parade Route pics for awhile as they are sans a drummer; however, look forward to some changes coming to the blog!! You will see that my creative side does not stop at photography...