September 2013

Look Around

I realized the other day that I’m still not posting to this blog nearly as often as I like. I can think of a variety of reasons, chief of which would likely be simply not making the time, aka laziness.

Also a major reason for not blogging was I felt like I’ve only been making photos when doing professional shoots, and less of the everyday stuff that I often find more interesting. So, recently I made an addition to hopefully help get back to making more photos of just the everday things I see, and to try see more things around me every day. I selected the Fuji X-E1 for a variety of reasons, but primarily the size and capabilities packed within the small form factor. I’ll try to write something up about this in the near future.

Today’s photo is an example of hopefully me looking more around me for opportunities to see those photo opportunities. I was taking a few moments to try and catch a sunset that eventually proved to not develop all that well. Looking north instead, I liked how the light was cutting across the valley and just touching the top of the mountains and some of the clouds butted up against them.

Amy Whitcomb, New Electric Sound, Ryan Innes at the Rooftop Concert Series

Back at the local music scene, I was at this last month’s Rooftop Concert Series to do a portrait before the show of a couple of the artists for a publication (watch for more info when published). I figured I’d stick around and enjoy the show, and of course snap some photos where I could. Justin Hackworth, one of the founding organizers of this great event, was kind enough to let me roam the backstage because the crowd was packed up to the stage to enjoy the performances. For me there really is no better way to enjoy a show than to look for those great moments with a camera in hand.

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