Posts Tagged 'lines of flight'

May 20, 2013

 A brief stop at Valley Forge National Park before heading to a photography session in NYC. This is the National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge. Trying out a 21mm 1.8 lens on the Leica and thought the Arch’s lines would be a great subject to test distortion.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 7, 2013

It’s no secret I love aircraft. US Airways CRJ200 and sunset.

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April 30, 2013

Lucky enough to get the chance to photograph a crop duster in Belzoni, Mississippi while heading to the Jackson MS Airport. The weather was not looking good so I was surprised to see some out. I just love the sound of their engines, the high pitch hum right before they come into view above the tree tops.

Enjoy. – Chris

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April 11, 2013

Hundreds of people and possibly hundreds of tripods,early morning sunrise,traffic. Name three things I normally dislike. However this was my first time seeing the Cherry Blossoms in bloom in Washington DC around the tidal basin. Amazing how many people get out to see this! Instead of focusing on the blooms I found it way more interesting to focus on the people,the amateur and professional photographers, the rows of tripods, the daily joggers, the clearly annoyed cyclists, the business travelers in flight, the folks going to work attempting to avoid the tourists.

Enjoy. – Chris

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December 18, 2012

Just saw that the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles has the “Skyward” Exhibition Catalog now available – . My “Wires” photograph was accepted into the exhibition back in March of this year. The photograph was created on an early morning just outside Clarksdale, MS during our first ever Rebirth Workshop & Retreat.

Technical Info:

Leica M8 with 21mm lens
Processed using Adobe Lightroom with custom preset

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Wires, Clarksdale Mississippi March 2010

December 10, 2012

A couple more images from the Leica Monochrom in Washington DC. I find the shapes and patterns birds make much more interesting when captured with slow exposures.

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November 14, 2012

So ample warning – here’s a photography geek post. I had the chance thanks to the Leica DC Store today to try out the Leica M Monochrom  for 2 hours today during their walking tour around DC. This is Leica’s Black n White only digital rangefinder (yes no color). Umm, love! All images with the 90/f2 Summicron with ISO of 1600 to 3200. Yes, Leica users – 3200 iso. I’ve added my own custom Lightroom preset for processing. Pretty amazed at daytime 1600 iso files, sharp, wonderful “grain”.


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October 9, 2012

Amazing how time flies. 3 years ago this month I was in New York City at the Hammerstein with 3 other photographers photographing His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. One photographic experience I will never forget. Here’s a few images from the event.



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August 10, 2012

Red’s, Clarksdale MS and the 1st night of our Rebirth Workshop/Retreat

I had met Deak Harp the day before at The Shack Up Inn while we were preparing for Rebirth. Deak had just attended a harmonica workshop at The Shack Up. He made his own harmonica as well as played a handmade guitar – at the same time. I loved every minute of his performance and even got behind the drums for a couple tunes with some help from Will making sure Deak called me up to the stage. Seems if I’m in Mississippi I tend to find a drum set to bang away on. Helluva fun time!

For the techies – Leica M9P with 50/f2 Summicron, 1600iso.

June 28, 2012

Leaving St Maarten after a ferry boat ride from Anguilla where I was assisting Matt with Grazier Photography . Thanks to Matt and Enna for allowing me to help out. I apologize on behalf of American Airlines for the dirty wing.

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Enjoy. – Chris