My most loyal reader requested some Dwight pics, but I thought I’d go one better and show you even more of the crap on my desk. That’s a photo of my wife (which I took), a porn-surfing Smurf being abducted by Gargamel, a petrified Nautilus shell, a Tiki from Hawaii, a pyramid of some sort from my boss’s trip to Mexico, some Play-Doh, and of course, Dwight Schrute! Weird, isn’t it? I used to have some Nautilus shells made out of Play-Doh as well, but I got rid of them when they became as petrified as the real one and started to crack.
I’ve always loved long exposures of moving water, but I’ve never really tried it myself. But yesterday I was out with the new camera, and there was a waterfall, so why not. I set the 5D down on a rock next to the waterfall, set the timer, and took this without looking. I’m not crazy about the fence in the background, but I love the creamy looking water.
Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L
35mm, 1 second, f22
Update: Both of these photos can be licensed for usage through the Getty Images website.
A sign at the Studio City Farmer’s Market, where by the way, you can puchase cleaner from Ed Begley, Jr., himself.
Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L
28mm, 1 second, f22, ISO 100
I wish my digital black & white looked as good as my film work. I’m playing with LightZone, and the Zone Mapper tool is awesome once you figure it out, especially for black & white. So maybe one day I’ll be able to get such nice tones from my digital black & white.
I know you’ve been waiting breathlessly for my first published Canon 5D photos. Well, wait no longer, my friend, because here it is. Marvel at my impressive photographer skills.
Click on the image and check out the larger sizes. This is ISO 640, folks. Am I just blind with love for my new 5D, or is there relatively very little noise to be seen? Love it, love it, love it.
By the way, these guys live on my desk at work, along with my beloved Dwight Schrute bobble head. Gargamel, as usual, is up to no good. Azrael, ever the flunky, plays right along, ignorant of the inevitable consequences of her evil. This photo was snapped right before Dwight came in and kicked Gargamel’s ass with some amazing Schrute Fu. (Hey, it was Friday.)
Heather urged me to post more photos from my shoot with Suzana, so here’s another.
Since finally getting Flickr to open up my photos to the public, my photo stream has been viewed a whopping 473 times.
And this photo I posted just last night has already been viewed 261 times. Surprisingly no one has commented on it, though.
Despite my beef with Flickr and their stupid NIPSA policy, I really like Flickr, particularly its community features, which I think are what set it apart from Zooomr. I have pretty much settled the internal Flickr / Zooomr debate I’ve had with myself over the last couple of months, and I think Flickr is the winner. Zooomr Mark III will have to be a real masterpiece and their community will have to grow a lot more to change my mind.
While I’m on the topic of Flickr: I gave my permission to a fellow user to make a drawing from one of my photos. He posted a draft of it a few days later, and I’m really impressed. It’s exactly this sort of community that I want. I’ll make another, more detailed post about it shortly.
I tried to come up with a clever little poem for this, but the rhymes were just too obvious.