September 25-October 1, 2012
Week 19 saw more autumn shots, and snow. I usually love the first snow, but September is not when I like to see it happen.
Regardless, there is almost a week of photos to get to before the snow.
The early part of the week was crazy with work related stuff. Our first concert of the season was on Friday, September 28 with the Ahn Trio. When work gets hectic, I end up not doing any shooting until late in the day. Usually it’s from my office to my car when I start to think about shooting. Lately I haven’t been trying to take an early morning safety shot to take the pressure off when I get home.
The first shot of the week was one of those days. I had noticed the fall colors on this tree earlier in the day, but failed to shoot it when the light was on it. I got this so-so shot.
I liked Wednesday a bit better. I like the grid of the building and the bare organic look of the tree. There are fewer and fewer leaves on trees these days. I thought about this image in black and white. But the yellow of the few leaves are nice.
Thursday was a day where I took a late afternoon safety shot of snow on the mountain side, but ended up with this image of my friend Angella Ahn performing at an in-home concert. It was an amazing night to hear a piano trio play in an intimate setting.
Friday was the day of our first concert at work. It’s a big day in out world. It’s was a timed shot that I set up, so I still took it even though I was in it. Erynn got us all silly hairpieces and mustaches for gifts. This is my staff and how we roll at work. I was working with the 50mm lens so I wouldn’t have to use a flash. It was opened way up, so you can see the depth of field was nil. It was part of a series of burst shots that we did. We have fun!
Saturday was that snow I talked about. It made for a beautiful morning, but a rude awakening. It did melt for the most part. But still. I took a bunch of shots that morning. I liked some that I got of flowers poking out of the snow. Ultimately, I liked the berries best.
Sunday was a foggy morning. You can see that much of the snow is gone. I shot this in the park behind our house with my iPhone 4S. I had uploaded images from my camera the night before, and when I grabbed my DSLR when we left for coffee, I forgot to pull the card out of the computer. Evan offered to take me home, but I just wanted to get the shot and be done. I used GorillaCam as my camera. It does take a nice image.
The last image of the week was taken in my front yard and is one of my favorites. I like it because I feel it shows some progress for me in how I am improving as a photographer. The red of the bushes is really noticeable now, and I love the color. It’s really about the most beautiful thing going right now. This was a desperation shot upon arriving home after a long day. Having less and less light makes it harder to get out and shoot after work.