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3 months, 2 weeks ago 8
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Jack and I just completed our second workshop in the Smokies in April!  This second one, which ended yesterday, was a smaller group about nine folks and it was one of the best workshops we have done in a long time!  What made it such a great workshop?  Well let’s see; great shooting conditions, perfect weather for 90% of the three and a half days, a really nice group of people who were determined to learn and worked very hard at that task!!!  We also had some very productive image reviews, some good meals together and lots of wonderful fellowship!  You can’t beat that!  Here are some samples of what we were able to capture together!

 

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What trip would be complete without a shot of jack shooting a stream!!!!!

 

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Having just done some portrait work with Joe McNally at a Eastern Kentucky coal mine, I really wanted to try my hand at some portraits, (not my forte’), and I am not a lighting guy, but in the old Missionary Baptist Church we had wonderful window light, so I used the 56mm f 1.2  lens, (shooting at f 2), to try to express my inner Joe McNally!!  I was pleased!  Hope you like them!

 

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We had a great time, with great people, Jack and I were on fire and it has me pumped for the next workshops coming up in early June on the Oregon Coast and in the Palouse!!

 

I love it when a plan comes together!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

3 months, 3 weeks ago 3
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Our Praise team sang this song in church yesterday morning, I found the lyrics, and wanted to share them with you!

 

“The Well”

 

Leave it all behind,

Leave it all behind,

Leave it all behind,

 

I have what you need,

But you keep on searchin,

I’ve done all the work,

But you keep on workin,

When you’re runnin on empty,

And you can’t find the remedy,

Just come to the well.

 

You can spend your whole life,

Chasin what’s missing,

But that empty inside,

It just ain’t gonna listen.

When nothing can satisfy,

And the world leaves you high and dry,

Just come to the well

 

[CHORUS:]

And all who thirst will thirst no more,

And all who search will find what their souls long for,

The world will try, but it can never fill,

So leave it all behind, and come to the well

 

So bring me your heart

No matter how broken,

Just come as you are,

When your last prayer is spoken,

Just rest in my arms a while,

You’ll feel the change my child,

When you come to the well

 

[CHORUS:]

And all who thirst will thirst no more,

And all who search will find what their souls long for,

The world will try, but it can never fill,

So leave it all behind, and come to the well

 

Yeah

Leave it all behind

 

The world will try, but it can never fill… leave it all behind

 

And now that you’re full,

Of love beyond measure,

Your joy’s gonna flow,

Like a stream in the desert,

Soon all the world will see that living water is found in me,

Cuz you came to the well

 

[CHORUS:]

And all who thirst will thirst no more,

And all who search will find what their souls long for,

The world will try, but it can never fill,

So leave it all behind, and come to the well

 

[Outro:] leave it all behind, leave it all behind… [repeat]

 

Blesings,

 

the pilgrim

3 months, 4 weeks ago 0
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4 months ago 0
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I learned a valuable lesson from David Muench who is well known for using a large dominent foreground object to establish depth, in this case the object is the subject.

 

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The paper birch trunk provides a leading line and a foreground object in this forest bottom shot made in the Acadia Garden in Acadia National Park.

 

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Sometimes a subject that is masked creates a mystery and a desire to “see more.”  You don’t have to see all the details to get the “picture”,  poor play on words!

 

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At other times a great intense color shot can fill the bill!

 

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On some occasions shapes can carry the day.

 

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Sometimes the absence of color can make the grapic elements really stand out!

 

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Control of the background allows your subject to stand out with out distractions!

 

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Timing is everything.

 

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Hang out at airports and you may meet someone interesting!  That’s Harrison Ford with his DeHavilland Beaver in Jackson, Wyoming.

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim