This is my son, when you need to freeze time, it takes practice.
I was able to catch him for a second, but I will have him forever.
I'll ride this one loop until we CliQBaQ.
When you need to freeze time, it takes practice.
Powerfull Photo on the Longboard, getting older isn't easy but when the pressure starts to take over be still.
Until we CliQ
An incredible performance by a fierce and fearless artist on Ocean Drive in Miami's Historic South Beach Art Deco district. Even though I shoot a lot of images, I only have a handful that I'd want to blow up, and put on a wall. This image is one of them; it was shot with available light as the performer took command. I wanted to catch that sliver of light cutting through the night. The was all manual, all RAW. We went back here in 2017 and found that this place, closed I'm glad I caught this when I did.
A RAW: The Oculus
Personally 9/11/01 and the site of the World Trade Center Towers will for always cause me a bit of angst. On that day, I was going to work like I normally did but, on that day I was filled with the knowledge just a few weeks before I'd be expecting my second child. Interestingly, even though took my 35mm Minolta down there and shot photographs of what I saw, I have no interest in looking at them, sharing or doing much with them. That was the last time I used that camera for shooting pictures.
Everything I felt after the first tower fell and that wall of lord knows what filled every street and breath I took just changed me. In that instant all I could think about while I stood there in front of 55 Water Street was focus, recompose and make my way home.
In Late 2016, I got close enough to see the Oculus but haven’t made my way to the reflecting pools yet. I’m mixed about it all I guess, but one feeling I do have is awe. I stand in wonder about the structure that challenges you to embrace the depth and imagination of its creators.
Why so Serious?
Photo As a child growing up I wanted to be a special effects designer, painter, and photographer and as an adult looking back that just boils down to being an artist. Throughout the early part of my career, I've stayed close to art as a typographer, prepress four-color film producer, and color specialist. These roles and some of the tools like a typositor don't exist as today, but the guidance I got from all of those illustrators, pressman and type experts has given me an insight that I use in all aspects of work I do today.
The best thing is seeing your children taking an interest in all those things you put down, but with a fearless enthusiasm, you remember from your childhood. My son and I had a huge debate about this picture and using off-camera flash. It was a new technique for him, and that's where I get to be the dad and say don't worry we'll work through it together. Since he has a huge thing for Batman, which started at about age 4 or 5, we had a good laugh because the mask made him look way more dangerous than he was for this shoot.
I decided to splurge this time rent the Canon 70-200mm LII f2.8 for my son's graduation and went strolling the day after with this beast on my shoulder. I figure it's way easier to rent this baby for 100 dollars than to spend almost three thousand dollars. These beauties were where around Brooklyn and no matter where you look, it reminded me of summer.
My go-to source for rentals has always been http://www.lensrentals.com fast easy and educational. I love the color of this, and the bokeh to me was very dreamy. I'm a firm believer of try before you buy and for these prices, I'll keep working. By the way, all those stories about how heavy it is are 100% accurate.
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