2nd Annual Bacon Celebration Day, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I was able to barter a photo pass for myself and a friend to get field level access for the Music on the Border Drum and Bugle Corps show in my hometown of Paddock Lake, Wisconsin at the new Central High School stadium. They had a number of bands perform for a standing room only crowd. Having a background being a Drummer in the the state champion Merrill Bluejay Marching Band, and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, I was excited to see the different field shows. I was focused very heavily on the photography, but did manage the different shows and masterful percussion.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
After my initial experiments with the art of steel wool night photography, I decided that we needed to try it out on the water. I used a 2 different cameras, both set to capture 30 second exposures and let my friends try the spinning the flaming wool. Here is a couple of our attempts out on Lake Mendota:
I had the opportunity to capture a couple of quick images from Lake Mendota of the Memorial Union Terrace just before sunset and Rhythm & Booms. The Terrace becomes a very popular place to watch the fireworks from across the lake, and the weather was fantastic.
Working in Madison yesterday, a local photographer was poaching the scenery at the UW Lifesaving Station, and doing a model shoot using some interesting equipment. His main camera was a Russian knock off of a classic Leica, and vintage, but working Polaroid camera. They were doing a "pin-up" style shoot, and I offered a tour of the Lifesaving Station. Now, I explained my interests in photography, which seem to be on the exact opposite of the spectrum. He also had an assistant, which was shooting 8mm film. The polaroids turned out great, and it's nice to meet other photographers and chat about their work. Check out his webpage, which I can only describe as "Not generally safe for work..."