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Rolling Thunder

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by sethkoberg

Just got back from rolling thunder, and my feet hurt!

Lots of walking, not wearing walking shoes, but vibram 5 fingers. They’re nice for light walking, I guess, or maybe walking on dirt trails through the forest, but walking on pavement and concrete for a few hours is not nice to your feet.

I took lots of pictures that I’ll post to my flickr stream later this evening, but before I do that, I MUST go get a pedicure. I need to give my feet some lovin’.

Also, I tried taking pictures for Gizmodo’s current photography challenge, 1 second, but none of the shots I got were decent enough. One of the main problems was that I didn’t have a tripod with me. Another issue is that the aperture on my kit lens doesn’t close down enough, so a lot of the photos were washed out.

My fiance came up with a simple work around, which was to buy some cheap sunglasses and put those in front of the lens. It helped a great deal, but I think the main downfall of this photographic project was not having a tripod.

I need to get me one of those.

Vacation

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by sethkoberg

Last night, my fiance and I returned home from a 5 day long vacation.

We visited family in Louisiana, where my soon-to-be sister-in-law graduated from College.

We flew into New Orleans (which is pronounced or-lins, not or-leans, damn it!), and we knew we made it to the dirty south when we went to go pick up our rental car.

My fiance had gone into the rental office to pick up our car, while I waited outside with our luggage and had a smoke. Not 10 seconds into being outside by myself, some gang-banger-thug-wannabe walked outside, stood right next to our luggage and started checking things out.

Having lived in Louisiana for 6 years, I’ve learned to pick up on subtle characteristics of those who are planning on doing no good, so don’t try to say I was being paranoid…

While this little shit was scoping out his potential pay-day free-for-all, I decided to toss my cigarette out, and let him know I wasn’t stupid. I sat down on the luggage and started opening and closing zippers as if I was looking for something, informing him that this was my/our shit, and he needs to take a step back.

Realizing I wasn’t an easy target, he waddled back inside.

A few minutes later, the fiance came back out w/ the keys to the car.

I asked him if he noticed the little bastard and what, if anything, he was doing inside.

Not a damn thing. Apparently, this young man was just standing around looking at every piece of luggage that came and went through the sliding doors.

Sad really.

On a not-so-frustrating note, I took TONS of pictures while visiting, most of which are portraits, that I need to do some post work to. Once those are done, I’ll put some of them on the intarwebz.

Let the blogging begin

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by sethkoberg

Blog #1. Here we go.

Hopefully, this site will be a cluster-fuck of all my creative endeavors. Spanning multiple disciplines, from photography to electronics, and everywhere in between. I hope to demonstrate my skills, talents, and ideas, but most importantly, string you along for the ride and hopefully teach you something along the way.

Let the party begin…