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Archive for May, 2011

Play Hard

Today we took Joey to the dog park and he met another puppy about his same age that likes to play just like him.  Here are some fun pictures.

Playing hard.

A nice take down.

And finally taking a breather!

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Perris or Paris

Today we drove all the way out to Perris for a race.  Its about an hour and 15 minutes from our house.  The only resemblance to Paris is its pronunciation!

Anyway, here are some pics from today.

The first one is Nikhil and his buddies.

This was Nikhil’s first race after missing the last couple of weeks due to illness.  He came back strong.

Annika also ran the 1500.  She started out strong but ran out of gas at the end!

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Get Out of Auto Mode

Last weekend I took a photography class from Hector Gonzalez in Long Beach. The class was about 14 hours in a single day and covered all the basic concepts to control your camera in full manual mode.  We got to practice hundreds of shots at different apertures, shutter speeds ISO’s and compositions.

Check out some of my pictures

This first one is the same camera angle at different apertures (F/3.5 on the left and F/36 on the right).

  

Here are three more of the Queen Mary in Long Beach at different times.  The last one is in the evening at a 5000 ISO setting without a tripod.

Here are a couple of nice sunset/dusk pictures.

Finally, here are some night time shots using a tripod and a 20-30 second exposure time.

I can’t wait till the 4th of July to capture some great fireworks photos.  Check out his class…. its well worth your time.

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