Going forth – #Year40

Another semester has ended and it is always a little bittersweet.

We do a “commissioning” of sorts in which the students share their future plans.  Sometimes as much as you would like to shout the story, you can’t as it is not the moment yet to share the details.  In school settings, privacy becomes paramount in this connected world.  So only a glimpse can be shown.

Canon EOS 50D, EF 17-40mm f/4L 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 1600.

Canon EOS 50D, EF 17-40mm f/4L 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 1600.

When it rains… – #Year40

n.b. I am a little behind on the Year 40 posts due to, well, life and a bad CF card.  I hope to catch up this week.

The skies opened up and delivered their bounty last Saturday as I drove through my old neighborhood in Houston. Torrential rains arrived just as the family had finished laying my grandmother to rest next to my grandfather – reuniting them after nearly 38 years. The strong thunderstorm led to a few hurried goodbyes to aunts, uncles and cousins before I started my way back home. As I cut through the old, familiar roads of my boyhood, the rain began to slacken but continued to course down the streets towards Houston’s streams and bayous.

Canon EOS 50D, EF 17-40mm f/4L 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 400.

Canon EOS 50D, EF 17-40mm f/4L 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 400.

The storm ended up dumping up to 8″ inches of rain as well as hail on southern Harris County Saturday. To read more about this brief but memorable storm, read this post from the Chronicle’s science reporter and blogger, Eric Berger.

Moneyball – #year40

More lightpainting. With work and running errands, it makes it hard some days to get out to shoot in the daylight some days.

Subject is a regulation USGA golf ball with a $100 bill embedded into it. A true “moneyball.”

 

 

 

Crystal Cross – Year40

Lightpainting is accomplished by building up the image in the complete dark a bit at a time.  Long exposures give you time to work on the image but often requires lighting the image in sections with different lights or with different lighting attachments.  Here I used a custom fiber optic attachment to the Streamlight Stylus to focus light on the etching on the base.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM30 sec, f/11, ISO 100. Streamlight Stylus, Custom made fiber optic wand

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM30 sec, f/11, ISO 100. Streamlight Stylus, Custom made fiber optic wand

 

 

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM30 sec, f/11, ISO 100. Streamlight Stylus, Custom made fiber optic wand

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM30 sec, f/11, ISO 100. Streamlight Stylus, Custom made fiber optic wand

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