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Rolling Thunder 2

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by sethkoberg

So, I had 400+ images to go through last night after the trip to Washington DC. Took a few hours to go through them all, select my favorites, color correct, and upload them to flickr.

This morning, I uploaded 10 of the photos to CNNs iReport section just to share the love with a news agency. Around 12 this afternoon, I got an email from a producer at CNN who wanted to ask me a few questions and use my photos.

I thought it was pretty cool.

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.

Here we go again!

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by sethkoberg

Gizmodo recently released their newest photography challenge, 1 second.

The rules are simple, take a photograph where the exposure lasts for one second. Easy enough.

Since this upcoming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and I live near DC, I think my subject matter will be about Rolling Thunder.

Not 100% sure I’ll make it to The District, but if I do, their is no other subject matter I’d like to capture. If I can’t make it out on Sunday, I may try to find a motorcycle I can photograph as a stand-in. We’ll have to wait and see.

I’ve done the typical long exposures of water/night traffic/etc., so this will be something new and challenging.