This is probably the last photo that I will end up posting from the fairy photo shoot. The weather didn’t cooperate on the day of the shoot, and we got stopped due to rain more than one time. When we moved to a second location, Danielle and I got there and got out and started shooting before the rain started back, so in turn, we missed the text saying that everyone else was calling it a day. We went down the trail by the lake, and of course, that is when it started to pour. I had the waterproof cover on my camera, so we just kept shooting as the rain came down. We both realized that we weren’t going to get any wetter, so Danielle just decided to go into the lake. I got a few shots from the bank, but I just couldn’t get the right angle, so I said to hell with it and went into the lake myself. My shoes were already drenched as it was. I really like how these shots turned out with the large rain drops hitting the water. I definitely want to go back to this same spot and experiment more with the photo subject being in the water.
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On Monday the 13th of June, I had the opportunity to honor a fallen Marine. The crazy church in Kansas who is not a church at all, was coming to Nashville to protest Marine Sgt. Kevin Balduf’s funeral. I never had the honor to serve in our county’s military, but I have family members who did, and this just did’t sit well with me at all. I took most of the day off from work, and decided to attend the funeral with the Patriot Guard Riders who is a group that attends military funerals at the invitation of the family in order to honor the fallen soldiers and act as a wall between protestors etc.
I arrived at the church about 9, and there were already a good number of bikers there. We had a quick briefing, and then were given American flags and went to take our places along the driveways of the church and the street in front of the church.
Along with about 2500 other people, I stood outside the church in honor of this Marine. The family of the fallen soldier made rounds and shook the hands of everyone who was there to honor their loved one which was very touching to say the least. The members of the Marine Corp who were there to participate in the ceremony also made rounds shaking the hands of those who showed up to honor their fallen comrade.
I am glad that I took part in this. There is a part of me that wishes I would have attended with my cameras to better document the event, but I was able to get a couple of pictures with my iphone and G12 that illustrated the day, and that still let me be there for the right reasons.
While I was posting up my pictures for ConNooga, I realized that I had never posted my shots from GMX or Chattacon, so I will link to all of these in this one post.
First is GMX.
The rest of these can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/gmx-2010/
The rest of these can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/chattacon-2011/
The rest of these can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/connooga-2011/
I made it out to most of both days of the faire this weekend, and I have to say that it was definitely the hottest weekend to date. The temperature topped 91 on Sunday, and there was little breeze to speak of either day. I only stayed half of the day on Sunday as I didn’t feel like dealing with the heat anymore, and I wanted to make it home to catch the series finale of LOST.
I combined both days into one gallery, as I didn’t shoot much on Sunday.
The rest of the pictures can be seen at
Well I headed out to TNRF again on Saturday, and had a great day. We went there for Steve’s birthday, and as soon as he arrived, he brought the rain with him. Luckily I had my Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia with me and I was able to put it to the test. It worked great. I am still waiting for my eyepiece to arrive, but I was able to make it work for the day without the eyepiece attached. My camera stayed completely dry and I was able to easily use all of the controls.
Here are some selected pictures.
The rest of the pictures can be seen at