Obligatory Karate Break
Obligatory Karate Break
Even before they were the Doroguskers, I loved the Doroguskers! I think this year’s holiday shoot may have been even more fun for me than for them. Either way, we ALL loved the result.
Once again, I traveled light during the 3-day holiday weekend. I’m talking camera gear, not clothing. We decided to road trip to Tahoe. Our place was fantastic and the weather was even better; I’m convinced that Tahoe’s summers are much more reliably gorgeous than its winters. I brought just my Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm f/1.7 prime lens, a flash, and a battery charger. I thought that I would eventually miss not being able to zoom with a compact camera, but so far, not at all. The 20mm lens is incredibly fast, captures great images, and I just zoom on foot! Here are a handful of favorites.
One of the great unforeseen benefits of Serene’s blog, What to Wear Running, is that she gets to try out and review running gear. Puma was gracious enough to ask her to test drive their latest, so we took advantage of some perfect weather and did a run/shoot/review in the foothills. What else would we do on a Saturday afternoon? Puma also very generously included a full outfit and shoes for me. The shoes, Puma Faas 300′s, are the absolute lightest things that I’ve ever worn. 3.5 ounces each. Ridiculous. And trust me when I say that my gear is even more colorful (and coordinated) than hers, but you’ll have to check out her blog to see it in all its glory.
I am so excited about this print! A few weeks ago, I was asked to create a print for a client who was doing some home redecorating. They wanted a very large print of an image from my collection and decided on image of star trails that I’d shot a couple of years ago in Lake Tahoe. The original image can be seen here. The image is an hour-long exposure looking up as the earth rotates and stars make trails across the night sky. As you can see, the print is huge (literally, the only reason I’m in the picture is to provide a sense of scale). Five feet tall, actually. And 40 inches wide. And on METAL: That is the best part! The print is on aluminum, which gives it incredible visual appeal. Prints on metal take on this luminescent quality that can only be fully appreciated in person, in my opinion. The colors seem more brilliant and vibrant. It’s almost like the prints become somewhere between 2D and 3D. I also love that the print comes ready to hang! I would love to make more metallic prints for anyone who wants one…but I might have to get myself one first!!! If you’re also curious, drop me a line.