What I was supposed to wake up to this morning and what I did…. after 2 years of planning, life got in the way and I had to cancel a month long trip to Moab and this morning was supposed to be my first day on the White Rim Trail. I am still thankful for all I have in my life, but this morning I was thinking about where I had a reservation to be…. (PS Utah picture credit to JD Dorton, the guy who helped me plan a lot of my trip)
When I got back to my truck, a local high school student working a photography project, wanted to use my Taco as a prop…. either way (in Utah or at a trail head) the truck was photographed today. (This is the June 12 POD – I messed up posting)
Still had the macro lens on, so this dragon fly was next. I had to take the extension tube off and this is still more than 1:2, so really more a close-up, than a macro photo! (It kept flying away when I tried to get to macro distance!)
Johnny Horne visited to give a talk on photographing the August 21st total eclipse. Great lecture, learned a ton!
Dhanraj watches the grads come in RCC graduation.
the photo grads that walked!
Not a lot of extra time, so I grabbed my homemade extension tube and macro for some great than 1:1 photography.
I wanted to play with Light Painting, but it was a little early.
20 minutes later, it was perfect.
Lab day. Focal Length and perspective.
1:1 macro of banana stem. Nikon 60mm Macro
A full moon in February is called a snow moon. Adding to the excitement was a lunar eclipse – not an awesome total eclipse. but the moon passes through enough shadow (called the penumbra) to create a noticeable darkening on the left side – this photo is the peak.
I spent some time looking for a foreground…
but with a 500mm Mirror lens, the moon was not big enough for the depth of field to work…
New photos for my classroom/ PJ newsroom. Photos from graduates of the program since I started and where they work now! Great folks with great jobs, North Carolina State A&T, Carolina Panthers, Fayetteville Observer, Rocky Mount Telegram, Live Storms Media, Winston-Salem Journal, Sports Endeavors and Grand Forks Herald (ND) all represented!