Friday, May 29, 2009

Wedding in Virginia

Attending a childhood friend's wedding (to occur in roughly 12 hours) as a guest right now in Ashburn, Virginia. Here's some shots from the last day of being a bachelor..

working on the vow (groom left, best man right)

driving to wedding rehearsal...

groom with groomsmen...

rehearsal ceremony...

early congrats to Kristin & Ruiqi

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quest For Life Retreat 2009

Some of my favorite photos.
Located: Eastern University, PA

registration ladies

oodly noodles

sharing by Irene & Tim

played a game called "drip drip drop" (just like duck duck goose but with a cup of water)

campers' attempt at dumping water on a counselor backfires...

while eating lunch on the steps, a little girl walks by to say hi

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

To Love a Dog

Random photo-session of sorts with Josh & his dog, "Lat"

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A little bit of sunshine...

It is quite obvious that these two photos do not really correlate in style or texture or perspective, but sometimes that's how art is. It's a personal perspective of what the artist sees through their own camera.

The first photo took place as the sun was setting in the evening, and the light was getting softer. I loved how the light casted a long shadow from the illuminated chairs. Most of the photo is dark, yet the 'subjects'-- the chairs and the shadows-- encourages the viewer to follow the path of a diagonal trajectory of viewing.

The second photo took place during the sunset. The clouds above were very dramatic, puffy, scattered yet clumped. It was quite the sight. Clouds are a major reason why I enjoy the seasons of spring/summer so much, because the clouds are ever changing and constantly entertaining our eyes in their various forms. Rita was dilly-dallying (obviously), and swinging her keys in a moment of rest. I purposely rotated my SB-800 towards her directly to create a harsh fill-flash on her (my main subject), while previously metering off the clouds and recomposing to fit her in the middle. I was not going for a perfect, clean photo in which she would be gently lit with the flash. I wanted the harsh flash + the consuming clouds to create a dramatic image of waiting, anticipation, and rest.

thanks for reading this blurb!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Walking in the Park

[all photos taken with my 50mm 1.4 AIS lens- manual focus]

hung out with two buddies today in the park, then grabbed dinner. thanks for letting me take some snaps!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Jersey Half-Marathon & Marathon Race, 5/3/09

at the New Jersey Shore Marathon

pretty dog

the starting line spectators

Tricia with her pacer

around the 5 mile mark

Justine finishing her half-marathon (13.1 miles)...

with her smile!

Tricia approaching the finish line of her 26.2 mile marathon

(actual time: 4:04:37)