Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day..

On this most solemn of holidays, I just want to say thank you.

Thank You...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fishing...

An Egret does some fishing under the Hotchkiss Bridge by the mouth of Milford Harbor...

Fishing...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

She's Back!

Twice last year we had Robins set up a nest just underneath the roof of our patio. It looks like the nest will be occupied again this year.

She's Back!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On The Set Of The Avengers

One of my friends recently post some pictures he took of the Pershing Square Cafe, and with Avengers: Age Of Ultron now in theaters, it got me reminiscing to about 3 1/2 years ago.

I took the day off from work, and took my daughter down to Manhattan to see if we could catch some filming of The Avengers. When we stepped out of Grand Central Station, what opened up right in front of us looked like it was right out of a movie (it was).

On The Set Of The Avengers

Hey buddy, I think you're double parked...

On The Set Of The Avengers

Joss Whedon goofing around on set...

On The Set Of The Avengers On The Set Of The Avengers

Blowing out the windows of the cafe..

On The Set Of The Avengers

Blowing out the windows again, this time with extras in the shot...

On The Set Of The Avengers

On The Set Of The Avengers

This officer was a real good guy - not only did he handle crazy fans like us really well, but he tried to save this pigeon with a broken wing while they were breaking down the set...

On The Set Of The Avengers

More images are in my Flickr album.

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Long Week

Last week was parent observation week at the dance studio, and the means one thing - a long week. Leaving the house at 7:30 every morning, and not getting home until around 9:30 at night all week takes its toll. I didn't feel it at the time, because I was enjoying myself so much, but when I ended up taking a 3-hour nap Saturday afternoon, I realized just how much it took out of me.

The florescent lights in the studio pose another challenge: they're awful. Flickering, cycling, almost impossible to get a proper color rendition, the best course of action is to just convert everything to black and white in post so you won't notice the yellow band going through the middle of the frame. All in all, I think I did ok, and got some frames that my daughter likes. Isn't that all that matters?

Dance

Dance

When it comes to the lighting, sometimes you do get lucky

Dance

Dance

Dance

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Prom...

It's amazing how my youngest has seemed to grow up almost overnight. From the little girl who played baseball, softball, basketball, and competitive cheerleading, to the young woman whose passion is dance, she just has grown up far too quickly.

Met some of her friends at one of the local beaches before her prom, and I must say that I wasn't prepared for the result. Shot with the Nikon D600 and 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

Prom Night

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Foran High vs. Notre Dame - High School Lacrosse

Saturday was a nice spring day, and Foran High hosting Notre Dame of Fairfield in Boys Lacrosse was the only game in town. So I decided to go light, use my 70-300, and have a little fun. Foran won in a rout, 15-4, with Sal Rosa, Jonathan DePascale and Jake Lambert scoring three goals each.

It's coming right at us!

Foran vs. Notre Dame - High School Boys Lacrosse

Foran vs. Notre Dame - High School Boys Lacrosse

Foran vs. Notre Dame - High School Boys Lacrosse

Foran vs. Notre Dame - High School Boys Lacrosse

Foran vs. Notre Dame - High School Boys Lacrosse

More from this game is in my album on Flickr.