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In mid September, we went to see the exhibit “Light” at Longwood Gardens, which featured installations created by Bruce Munro. We headed down there around 5pm and spent a few hours wandering around the gardens waiting for the sun to go down. It was great being able to see the gardens after the usual closing time. The exhibit was sold out so it was crowded, but in a good way. Everybody seemed to be in a good mood and enjoying the great weather & fresh air. The light installations themselves were fantastically done. Each fitted perfectly within their environment and the mood they created made the night a refreshing & special experience. If you ever get the chance to see his work I highly recommend it.

Nikon D7000 with photos ½/4/5/6 shot with the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Photo #3 was shot with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D.

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“Day at the Park….”

A few weeks ago, a friend of my sister asked me I would take photos of her with her kid and her sister. She wanted to frame a few to give to her family for Christmas. I really liked the idea of an outdoor shoot with a relaxed atmosphere so I of course said yes. 

The day of the shoot arrived with the rainy weather threatening to spoil our fun, but after lunch it stopped raining and I must say that the cloudy skies actually worked to our advantage by providing me with nice soft light for the shoot. It was a lot of fun with the young lad providing a lot of energy & laughs. So much energy & enthusiasm from him allowed everyone to relax and just try to keep up with the little guy. 

I tried to keep it natural and just document the events as they unfolded. I had brought all of my prime lenses with me but in the end I chose to use my lightweight 50mm f/1.8D for the whole shoot. The little lens gave me a nice shallow depth of field which separated them from the background and gave me a nice working distance, not too close & not too far away. 

The whole shoot was a lot of fun and the resulting photos came out much better than I could of expected. That was mostly due to the great moments provided by the trio, their patience and enthusiasm made it very easy for me to do my job. 

Nikon D7000_Nikon 50mm f/1.8D

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Two abstracts of the November sky as the sun was setting. 

Shot 1 : Nikon D7000_Nikon 50mm f/1.8D_ISO100_f/5.6_1/15s

Shot 2 : Nikon D7000_Nikon 50mm f/1.8D_ISO100_f/8.0_1/15s_Circular Polarizer

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