Lashbrook Rings – Product shots

I did some trial product shots of rings for Lashbrook Design. It’s been awhile since I shot product. I felt a little rusty at first, but I worked through it. I missed my 4×5 and the total control I had with that. I tried to focus manually. I thought if the camera was static and the subject was static I could focus by hand. Not so much. I had to turn the autofocus back on and trust the camera. It drives me crazy that I can’t focus a blasted camera by hand. I wish they would sell split focus screens. I guess I just have to trust the camera. It did a great job. It also helped to pump up the light and stop the lens down. All in all they turned out pretty good.

Here’s the link to the gallery.

Lashbrook Rings

Lashbrook Rings

Grit and Sweat – Centennial Cross Country Seniors

Steve Thompson Memorial Run

This year I committed to my daughter and to myself that I would shoot every X Country race and every runner on the team, if possible. I missed one race completely (in Oregan, the day after my step son’s wedding) and only got the Varsity in another race. I consider that pretty good.

Bob Firman 2013

Yesterday they had a tribute for the Seniors. Monday morning I came up with the bright idea to pull and finish a picture of each Senior to give to them to remember the season. Thus began 2 days of push, and push and push some more. I didn’t realize there were as many as there were. But I finished, with 20 minutes to spare. My daughter didn’t get her’s until today, but she is very patient with me.

Steve Thompson Memorial Run

Here’s the gallery of the final images. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with each kid on the team. It was amazing watching them run and play this year. I hope they enjoy these images and remember this experience for years to come.

Centennial Cross Country - 2013 - Grit and Sweat (Seniors)

Back again, again

I am still around. I can’t believe it’s been this long since I posted.

The last year has been a year of trial and transformation for me. A year ago this month my wife decided to end our marriage of 17 years. So I was thrown into a whirl of change, both emotional and physical. And just for kicks I decided to take a new job working in a different state.

Where I thought I’d have all kinds of time to dedicate to my art and photography with the kids gone half of the time, I found working and taking care of the house and trying to have a social life pretty much ate up that extra time. Now, I think I’ve got the routine down, I have some grasp on my social life and the new job is in process. Maybe now I can work what I really want to do into my life. At least I can hope.

I’m going to give it my best shot,..