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2 years, 4 months ago 3

One of my favorite photographers is a co-worker at Nikon, Sam Garcia.  Sam is a wonderful shooter and he has very unique eye for details and design.  He sends out his “snap of the day” to friends, and 99% of time, my only comment is, I sure wish I had made that shot!   When heading to the elevator this morning in the hotel I was stopped dead in my tracks at the scene above.  As soon as I saw it I imagined it as a black and white and thought of Sam.  It set off a series of attempts to capture some scenes the way I think Sam would have.  People that inspire us to see better are of great value!  While I value Sam’s friendship through the years, I truly appreciate his ability to make me think about my work.

 

Sam is very close friends with Jay Maisel and I can see the affect that friendship has had on the way Sam shoots.  Below is another pattern inspired by Sam’s direct approach to composition.

 

 

One of Sam’s frequent themes is the patterns of water standing in pools in his kitchen sink.  I was soaking in the hot tub today and saw the shadow of palm frowns on a rock, I had to jump up and grab a camera to capture the moment.

 

 

So, Sam, thanks for the inspiration!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

I’m posting for Wednesday, today, plan to crash all day tomorrow, ended up having to work some today!

2 years, 4 months ago 2

Over the last two days I’ve noticed an emerging trend in my vision.  As I’ve started to really get relaxed, I’ve found my way of seeing has gone back tot he basics, which is not a bad thing!!!!  As I was starting to awake this morning, Sherelene called my attention to the patio off our room and the beautiful morning light.  I grabbed my tripod, D600 and 70-300 AFS-VR and started to try to extract some examples of pleasing or interesting light.  Above I saw a large number of birds along the shore and a couple walking right towards them, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to know what would happen when they got close!!  The birds flushed and as they circle around wanting to return to where they started the couple calking under them made for a pleasing composition with the added interest of a sky full of birds against the blue gulf water.

 

Next I noticed that the thatched roof huts on the beach, if isolated, was an interesting composition with the shadow of hotels streaking cross the frame.

 

 

Lastly those same building shadows created a V of light on the beach, once the composition was set up, it was simply a matter of waiting for someone to walk into it for scale.

 

 

Of all the things I enjoy about being a photographer, I think seeing and working with light is my favorite, it is no small coincidence that in my life the Light of the World, Jesus, is my foundational point of reference for everything else, thus His Light Ministries and His Light Workshops!!

 

Be Blessed today!!!!!

 

the pilgrim

 

Can’t stop!!  Couple of late entries.  Remember the man on the bench for late evening?  Always go back to the same subject in different light!

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful day!  I plan too!

 

 

 

 

 

2 years, 4 months ago 6

Another great day of rest, starting to catch up.  Sherelene was preparing for us to go out to dinner tonight, and  I went out on our patio top check on the setting sun, looked down, and came back in for my camera.  Isn’t light wonderful!  Isn’t it great to be a shooter, and have things like this, knock your socks off!

 

Blessed to be,

 

the pilgrim

2 years, 4 months ago 13

Well after 7 hours of driving, (home from Henderson and then on to Louisville to fly out this morning), Sherelene and I arrived in Marco Island this early afternoon and immediately collapsed by the pool.  A short soak in the hot tub and I was out like a light in the shade on lounge chair!!   Later we cleaned up, well not too much, my favorite beach clothes, a comfy t-shirt and North Face shorts, and went to the local Micro Brewery for some killer pizza and the fun of watching all the fans yelling at the 20 TVs with all the  late NFL Sunday games playing, what a great start to a week of rest I need desperately, and Sherelene needs even more!

 

Just before we left the hotel for dinner the sun was setting over the gulf and I was able to fire off a few shots with the D600 and the 70-300 AFS VR.  I have to tell you, I’m really loving this camera.

 

 

To all my photo buddies joining us out west in early November, you better rest up, if the rest of the week goes this well, I’ll be loaded for bear!!

 

Blessings, thanks for all those that have been throwing up prayers for my getting some rest!!!

 

the pilgrim

 

To my son Scott, Happy Birthday son!!

These are my kids, (adults!!!)  From left to right Wesley, Catherine, and the Birthday boy, Scott!