Crescent

DSC_4410I think the best time to photograph the moon is just before or just after sunset, when the light is in transition from light to dark. It provides a much more dynamic and beautiful background for the subject. The trees also add context and framing.

To take this photo I used my Dolica Proline tripod and set an eight-second exposure @ f/16.

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My portfolio

Lately I’ve been working on picking out some of my best photos in order to put together a formal photography portfolio. Although, as a political scientist, I’ll likely never have a professional need for a photo portfolio, it’ll be nice to be able to showcase my work for friends. Putting together a portfolio has also allowed me to see just how much my abilities have improved since I started taking photos, and get a sense of what my ‘style’ has become.

These first four were taken on my film camera with Kodak Porta 400. I’m getting more and more addicted to film. I put a lot of thought into composing my film pictures and I really enjoy the whole process. The results can be stunning!

Other than that the pictures are in no particular order. Enjoy!

Daises
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Waiting
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Spectrum
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Blue
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Juxtaposition
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Reflection
665
Crowds
1178
Rebel
1196
Twilight
1538
Sunset
1546
Prickly
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Timberline
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Clouds
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Trestle
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Buoy
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Market
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Rainier
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Wenatchee
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Chris

Rural Wisconsin

This year for Thanksgiving, my family converged on my grandparents’ farm outside of Janesville, Wisconsin. Janesville is a not quite a city, but a little bit too big to be a town. The old downtown is situated on the Rock River which is really pleasant. Recently Janesville was in the news for being the home of vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Much more interestingly it was the home to a large Parker Pen factory that my grandfather managed I always enjoy going back to my grandparents’ farm and seeing them. It’s nice getting away from city life. My grandma grew up in a house just down the road from the farm so she’s literally lived there her whole life which is so interesting. There’s something really relaxing about being in the countryside. I definitely think that when I retire someday, it will be in rural area. Lots of great opportunities for photography!

Meeting up with my family also meant getting to use some of my mom’s lenses. Most of these were taken on a Nikkor 50mm 1.8

The shuttle van dropped me off at LAX painfully early. On the bright side the lighting was excellent! This was the first time I’d flown American Airlines in a while and I was happy with their service, although the seats were a bit cramped.
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My Grandparents’ mailbox.
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The area around the farm was formed by glaciers, so there’s lots of rolling hills.
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Took a ton of pictures of this birdhouse. I really like the selective focus that the 1.8 lens offers.
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Chris