Monday, January 14, 2013

A glimpse of the past

Back from a great weekend, I hope everyone had some fun. I did stuff, I actually did stuff but I’ll leave that for another post later this week.

I’m a member of this photography forum called clickinmoms.com. The name isn’t lost on me, I realize I’m not a mom, but it’s an absolute fabulous photographers forum that will help you grow leaps and bounds in whatever stage of photography you’re in. Doesn’t matter if you’re a novice, amateur, hobbyist or full on professional, you’ll learn so much and grow in your skill. I love being a part of it and have learned so much in the 10 months I’ve been a part of it.

Last week one of the pro’s threw out a challenge to shoot in low light with manual focus and I was pretty eager to test my skills. Ever since I got Monty in November, I’ve taken a major step back in my photo taking skills. It’s been pretty hard to take and rather discouraging when I see my images once I’ve uploaded them.

He’s so different than my first DSLR that we’re taking awhile to get to know each other and its showing in the photos I’m taking. Which is one of the main reasons I haven’t been shooting much nor showing much of anything taken with Monty.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to take a photo of {for the challenge} so I went around my apartment for awhile until I stopped on a photo. A photo that I cherish. One that if there was ever a fire, it would be one of the few things I’d grab if I had time. Its of G-man as a child. One of the only photos he has and it contains one of his favorite memories of all time. Being on stage with Lionel Richie. You can see his joy on his beaming face. What a moment for a kid to experience, and I just love that he was that kid.

What’s even better about this photo is he and Lionel are the only ones that are in focus. All the other kids are moving and blurry, but not them. They’re perfectly still in the moment which makes the photo that much better.

I don’t think I’m breaking any rules by showing this. He’s a little boy in it, almost 30 years ago, so its not like its giving anything away. He looks more like John Cusack in this photo than anyone else. ..maybe it is John Cusack as a kid, who’s to say.

..and I’m sure my watermark takes away from it but I must protect my love, even as a little kid.
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The frame is another thing about the photo I like so much. His mom framed it back in the 80’s, one day I’ll change it out but for now it’ll stay. I like stopping by this photo often in all its original ways. It gives me a small glimpse into his childhood.

(I only used the candle as a light source. It was pitch black without it.)
In case someone’s curious on my settings:
50mm – manual focus
SS 1/125
f 1.8
ISO 5000

So I guess you can consider this your one (and quite possibly your only) glimpse of G-man.

How was your weekend? Bring me up to speed on you.

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8 comments:

Lisa said...

What a memorable moment and one that you have also immortalised now.

I really need to pick up my camera but well...I'm battling!!

sandi said...

that's exactly what i was trying to explain in my email (thanks for being generous with your photo tips by the way) i feel like i am taking a step back since owning my new camera. still learning the buttons, bells and whistles. i delete more than i keep. when you have only a quick moment to capture a moment it needs to be right. i might check out that website for some more tips. thank you ma'am.

Behold the Metatron said...

Cool! I'll have to check that site out.I just posted my pics from a photog class I took on Saturday. haha - great minds!

Kristen
www.beholdthemetatron.com

Megan said...

Woohoo! We finally saw him!! Haha. My life is now complete. : )

Lauren said...

What a neat picture!

OK, I have to ask... whats the rule? Is G-man some secret agent man that can not show his face? :)

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Love the 80's! What a fun picture!

My-cliffnotes said...

Show his face already

Katie said...

He does exist! ;) but seriously, that's one awesome picture.

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