Yo-yo (Group Photo)
Since my son has really gotten into his yo-yo I've decided to bring my yo-yo's from work home. He got his from Grandma/Grandpa while at the Boston Museum of Science about a year ago, he just recently rediscovered it.
All three kids were quite shocked at my 'collection' of yoyos. As a Software Developer, I used to use a yo-yo in meetings and in thought, or while in a "wait state" (waiting for something to build, reboot, run, etc). I haven't actually used them in a long, long while so I brought them home tonight. I realized that I *might* have to get a few more to round out the collection ;-)
Xmas Light Boy
My wife started hanging the outdoor Xmas lights today and I helped out by documenting this event for future generations. It was too cold to actually hang lights. . .
Maine Tag - Latest
Can't give this away quite yet.
Blood Donors Needed
I saw this scene yesterday on one of my trips home (I had to pick up my oldest & take her to an Ortho appointment). I forgot to capture it yesterday, so this morning, I made a point to do a U-Turn, pull over, and get this photo. Because I was riding my motorcycle and had on very reflective gear, drivers going both directions would stop (even though I would try to step as far out of the way as possible). They probably thought I was a trooper or something.
I have no idea what the red is and don't want to know, it was too good an opportunity to pass up. I did NOT stage this, the sign was place there (I am guessing by someone who saw the red in the road though).
Daughter in thought
Captured my daughter in thought this evening, somehow I convinced her to be a model for a few minutes (my other daughter was unwilling).
Maine Tag - New Location
I can't give away this location yet, but it was a nice ride this morning.
Yo Yo Ba
Desperately searching for a PaD tonight and my son has a "yo-yo problem" where the string had gotten into a god-awful tangle. After 15 mins of untangling, I had this idea for a photo. . .
This is staged, all I had him do was swing the yo-yo towards me (after I figured out how far was safe for the camera and I). Turns out this was the first shot and the best of the group, the rest were timed wrong and/or he wasn't looking.
I have violated all composition laws with the clutter in the background (also all laws of general neatness as well as showing our kitchen in this state without my wife's prior consent). This would make for a great spring/summer shot in an urban setting, I'm thinking blue jeans, simple tee shirt, and a brick wall for a background. OK, note to self, in 6 months. . .
Mt Aggie Tag
Here's my Tag that existed for all of but 2 - 3 hours before someone 'Tagged' it. . .
Tag! (AdvRider Maine Tag, that is)
Nice little ride up to Poland Spring this afternoon. . .
Technically it was a *windy* little trip that only got worse on the return. Well worth it though as I broke my 2,000 mile mark on this bike (2,000 of my miles, it has over 20k on it).
I swung by my daughter's gymnastics event which happens to be just beside the Dover Train Station. I saw a few people waiting on the platform so I guessed the train would be by soon. Right after my daughter's last event, I left as I still had to hit Radio Shack and then pick up my son at a preset time. I realized the train was inbound very soon, so I grabbed my gear and decided to give it 2 mins. It only took a minute & half for it to roll in.
This is one of those shots that took all of about 2 mins to setup for and shoot, yet it took about a 1/2 hour to post process. The sky was a bit blown out, so I masked it out and lowered its exposure. It shouldn't have taken that long, but I was interrupted a number of times in the process.
My son this evening while playing a game with my wife. Another strobist shot, I had the flash way off on camera left so it would illuminate my son and not my wife (who never even made it in frame). I'd ask him to look at me and he would move his whole body and just go overboard. This one time he simply looked at me (like I'd asked) and that was the only shot I needed. . .