Where does the time go?

Another month has flown by so yet another may start.  With everything going on, photography has taken a backseat somewhat and has been limited too family shooting.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it does limit this blog a bit.

One of the great benefits of the nicer weather though is constantly being outside and following my daughter around.  If she’s awake and it’s not raining, she generally wants to be exploring the town, running around the park or just watching other people.  She is branching out more and trying new things, like the ‘big’ slide at the park by herself and trying to climb up the fake rock wall.  It’s just awesome to be in the moment.

While I was on my lunch break, I had to walk down to a local store and pick up a few things, so naturally, a camera came with me.  I was a bit limited on time and even more limited on inspiration.  I do like this one shot though.


Just some portraits

Yesterday was the first time in a good while that I broke out the light-stands, umbrella’s and backdrops to do some portraits.  Since the Nikon gear is all sold, I was relying on only my micro 4/3 gear.  Without going into an overwhelming amount of detail, I’ll just say that I’m very happy with the results.  The compact camera system did not disappoint in the slightest.  I got the shots I wanted with no fuss from the gear.  The Olympus 45mm f/1.8 is simply superb for this type of shoot.  It is quickly becoming my new favorite lens.

Once some inside shots were done, we moved outside since it a nice overcast day.  This was shot with a single flash (camera left) with a small softbox on it.

Today I went off and rode the bike trail from Connellsville to Ohiopyle and back.  Total mileage was 35.  The weather was beautiful and temperature perfect.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t focus on photography too much and didn’t really get anything worth saving.  I have a few shots I like, but just enough for me not to delete them.  Here is one of the only ones I thought might be worth showing.