… keeping a positive outlook on what life has for us is the only way to rise to the top in all that we do. Looking forward to a great 2013, a year to learn new techniques and skills in photography, 2013 will be the year of lighting, wildlife, travel and training. Thanks to all the new fans on Facebook! Looking forward all the great work you will accomplish this year and look forward to spending time learning together! A BIG Shout out to my family and all the grandkids that we have been blessed with. Had a wonderful time in Florida, look forward to the next family outing… Something tells me it will be at the OuterBanks
Came across the site fiz-iks, which provides tips and insight on tools they use to capture some of the unique images they have posted on their site. Have not seen a lot of light-painting in Aisa, but given the history and architectural backdrops, I will be sure to check back in to this site from time to time. I found this site as I was reading up on shooting Star trails, Erika from work provided me the link to the Digital Photography Schools star trails page, which provides a great foundational lesson in how to capture using a layering method versus holding your shutter open for 30 minuties to an hour or longer.
Noise is the enemy here, so you will need to keep your aperture open and your iso down, although the site recommends using 800 iso, cranking down if too light. I find that most cameras can get noise with 800 iso, unless you are shooting higher end Nikons, Canons or other gear with good low light sensors. Shooting with the Nikon D3s has been very nice and has allowed me to rely more on the auto-iso function of the camera then in setting iso manually as I did for many years. I will write more on this in a later post…
Here’s a nite shot with my iPhone 4, near Hyde Park, London of the Royal Hyde Park hotel, which was just around the corner of the Queensway underground station..
Happy shooting! -Kim
Veterans day I celebrated with veterans from World War II at Galloway Ridge, where I had the great honor to present as the keynote speaker at this great event. Would like to thank Pat and Brenda from Galloway Ridge, along with my new friend Charlie who did a great job not only as the Master of Ceremonies, but also in our teamwork in the event. I would also like to thank Andrea from Chapel Hill Magazine for their coverage of local veterans, our children included! Check out the featured article, I am sure copies will go fast.. Outstanding work from Chapel Hill Magazine!
While the temperature was chilly, the great attendance to the event showed the continued support of our nations veterans, from the Greatest Generation to the Latest Generation. Today’s generation has stepped up and proven that they have the same courage, valor and intestinal fortitude of many veterans before them. Soon our daughter will return from Iraq along with her husband and our son will spend time with us during the holidays, from his tour in Afghanistan.
I shared a quote with all those who attended and I will share it again for you to read;
In 1789 George Washington said, “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country.”
This rings no truer now as it did then. America has to ensure that veterans are cared for, that they are employed and that they have warm homes from which to live and raise families in since it will be the next generation that will stand and ensure our freedoms are protected and preserved. I thank all the Veterans who have served and that are now serving in wars abroad, I thank both my brothers who served, my uncles and most of all my father, who by his example we strive to make this world a better place then we found it.
Below is link to a gallery of the event that I hope you will enjoy…
Please take the time today to reach out and make a difference to a young solider in need, adopt a family over the holidays or simply show your support online for the troops. Please visit Operation Homefront of North Carolina and see the acute needs some of our soldiers and their family needs support, basic support for food and shelter.