Occupy Raleigh really had their hands full here in this huge ass metropolis named Raleigh. Less than a dozen people deemed it their task to take down all the “Evil” corporations here in the Raleigh City Limits. It looks like they had success. Not a single “Evil” local corporation closed their doors in shame.
What they did do is piss most every one off down town and make a little grassy lot on the corner of Edenton and West Streets a huge pile of Junk.
Evil Corporations in Raleigh-1
Occupy Raleigh- Huge pile of Junk
No not the crappy boy band from the late 80′s and early 90′s. I am talking about the SAS: San Antonio Scorpions. They just joined the league after the announcement back in 2010. Well tonight they beat the Railhawks 1-nill. I didn’t realize that last years Railhawk, Pablo Campos was a member of the Scorpions. It as great to see him on the pitch tonight.
Like always tonights game was shot with my D7000 and the Tamron 7-200 f2.8. Shutter was between 1/400-1/640 and my aperture was f4. ISO kept creeping up with the light going down. Hope you like pics.
Another season has started for the Carolina Railhawks. Again I will be on the side lines. I have really enjoyed last season ad look forward to this new season, and new team. Rennie Martin left for bigger and better things. The White caps in the MLS are very fortunate to have him.
The Railhawks had their season home opener against the Atlanta Silverbacks. Final score was 4-4. Here are the images from the game. I admit did feel a bit rusty out on the pitch
Starting fresh with a new business model for my photography.
In the past i have taken my camera with me when i was out on a trail with my MTB pals. Snapped a few here and there. Actually handed off my camera to a friend to get a few of my biting it and ending up a little sore in a few places. Geof at the store for the most part was a dedicated roadie. Most weekends heading out on a some what local Randoneuring route for 200- 1200K. Some new bug got him and he bought a mountain bike.
Here are so images of my friends during the 2012 Bushwacker race out at Lake Crabtree.
One of my favorite times in the moon cycle is when it is 3 in the afternoon and the moon is out. I for some reason i really do just love it. Workin her at Peace has given me the the opportunity to work with some long glass. Most of you have seen the lovely Nikon 500 f4 sitting in the back of the store. Add a 1.7 tele and it is just about perfect. I would call this a blue moon but technically i don not think it is. For the life of me i can not remember my settings. But they most likely are based on the sunny f16 rule. Here is one for your enjoyment.
the other day I had a bit of motivation, so I set up a roll of white seamless and some lights. Then out came the many Chelsea Jerseys i have collected through the past few years. So with out any help it turned in to self portrait night in my kitchen. By doing so I felt that I have a lack of lighting, and should add to the collection. At the same time I am limited by the number of wireless triggers too. It seems that it is always the case. Too many other pieces to get at the same time.
What could i acheive with more lights and triggers. How much it too much? Do i go with the speed lights or invest in larger amounts of lights with and with out battery packs. At work we took in on trade an Alien Bee B800 something or another…. It is a pretty good light, but what i found out, this may be different for other people, is that my sync speed from my D7000 dropped a bit. I am comparing it to most every other light I have fired. My normal sync speed is 1/250. With the B800 i saw that i had to lower it a tad to 1/200. Now that really is not a big deal for what i shoot with flash, but say i was in to using big ol’ macho lights at a sporting event? the third stop could make a difference in the ability to stop motion.
My Chelsea Jerseys….
Back to my original thought. The lighting in the pics is just a simple 3 light set up. From behind the seamless was my Vivitar 285HV , camera left was the AB B800 with a photoflex 2×3 box., camera right was one of my old Interfit 100 watt’ers sitting in a Westcott Apollo. If i could i would have liked more light. All were turned down way low in power. Didnt want to have to shoot at f22. I like to sit at f4-f8. Hope you like em. I know i have a stupid grin on my face. can not help that!