a First Person Shooter of Sorts

April 2, 2009

just a test

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Posting this via cellspin, not sure what will happen.


March 19, 2009

Grandfather Mountain & Luna

From two weekends ago, at Grandfather Mountain. Yes. I have been that slow.

Took this in the front yard… actually put it on the tripod, used mirror lockup, etc.

These were shot with a Canon 5d Mark II, and a Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, except the ladder shot. That one was the Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L.

March 3, 2009

First Batch from the Canon 5d Mark II

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So I recently acquired one of these:

It’s taking some getting used to. Minor differences in controls, minor differences in judgement. Just enough to throw me off. This is the first batch of photos from the camera I am happy enough with to share.

We’ll start with the lovely Melanie:

Hannah and Lorelei, wanting Arbys

Painting on the side of the cool shop downtown…

Different shot, same subject, blasting the black, texture, and saturation…

Dude… wtf

This one makes my happy tingle.

This lil bird is puffed up against the cold. I think i focused on the branch in front. :(

Another one for my happy center.

These kids were shooting a movie of some sort… camera girl is out of the frame.

Apocalyptic, isn’t it.

Another cold bird.

… and there goes the last of the light.

February 11, 2009

Some shots using a Lensbaby lens

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Lensbaby pics from up on Roan Mountain…





February 8, 2009

Queen Anne’s Loss

This past weekend I took Lorelei, Hannah and Storm up to Roan Mountain. We had intended to head to Cloudland but the gate was closed. We instead parked and went up into the balds of Carver’s Gap. In the summertime this would probably be a low meadow full of Queen Anne’s Lace, but now everything is dry and dead and flat. The Queen Anne’s Lace stems have turned stark white, and are all bent in the same direction by the wind. They looked like the bones of a forgotten, spindley alien. I liked the stark white contrast against the darker trees and rocks.

While down at ground level, I also shot this silhouette-ish shot of the weeds against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

January 4, 2009


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January 2, 2009

buoyant regular hexahedron

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January 1, 2009

forbidden access in sepia

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Lake view

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November 24, 2008

Photos from LEAF, part 4

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1. Storm and Lorelei weave their contributions into the “Web of Hope”




5. In retrospect, I want to redo this shot.

6. Outside view.

7. I’d say “a Juggler”, but you probably figured that out.

8. A juggler

9. Mirror shades

That’s it.

Photos from LEAF, part 3

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1. “Web of Hope” interactive art installation. Children and adults were encouraged to weave yarn, string, fabric and what have you into the structure. You could also write messages on pieces of tin and attach them. More of this later.

2. Storm hooked up with a little girl that played the banjo. Storm did rhythm via a homemade rattle, and another little girl danced. They made spending money this way.

3. “The Band”

4. Lorelei, of course.

5. More of the “web of hope”


7. It had passageways in it.




11. Surrounding the main stage, listening to the music







Photos from LEAF, part 2

1. Tall girl.

2. Frisbee dude, catching

3. Frisbee dude, throwing

4. Out behind the main stage

5. Storm caught this, and also found the pottery she put it in.

6. Juggler with light-up pins

7. They change colors. :)




11. Shorter exposure

12. Looonger exposure

13. Just liked this one because it is surreal


15. Storm making faces

16. Switching to fire…


18. This was my favorite of the fire pics.

Photos from LEAF

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2. Nighttime view, looking out our tent & across the lake

3. Our tent (blue) at lakeside

4. Night shot, inside the main stage tent, before the festival opened

5. Interior detail, main stage tent

6. The only heated space we had access to, the lakeside cafe.

7. Performers, I didn’t get their name.


9. Two of the food vendors, taking a break

10. Impromptu night jam

11. Storm and her new friend Elliot, building a dam

12. Lorelei being expressionless, because I pointed a camera at her

13. 3:1 aspect of tents along the lake

14. Another dam… this is all she did the first day we were there.

15. I don’t need no steenkin bathing suit


17. Clouds are starting to burn off. It was so beautiful there.

November 1, 2008

out at the old airfield

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October 31, 2008

the old steamplant

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A somewhat spooky shot, for Halloween.

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