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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Virginia Bluebells

I was hoping to make it to WV yesterday to do some scouting for a wedding I will be shooting at the end of the month, however, mt timing (as usual) was off. Instead, I took a quick ride over the Bull Run Park because my friend Nancy mentioned that the bluebells were blooming. They sure were. Here are some of my shots.

It did not take me long to see the bluebells in the woods. They almost carpeted the forest floor on both side of the very picturesque Bull Run.

Although I brought my macro lens with me, I shot these images with my Nikon 18-200 VR. This is my favorite lens ... although today I got a new lens which folks in the know tell me will be my favorite, a Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR. I'll keep you posted.

I haven't played with any panning recently - not since Death Valley. I thought that the bluebells might be an interesting opportunity. I was hoping for more blue but I guess all the foilage didn't want to cooperate with me. Here are my favorites from yesterday.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Trash People at National Geographic

My day job is across the street from the National Geographic Society buildings. Just the other day, they installed "Trash People," a unique art exhibit featuring 50 life-sized figures made entirely of waste, created by German artist H.A. Schult. The artist's objective in creating the figures is to raise awareness of the volume of garbage left by humans over the course of a lifetime. The figures have traveled to some of the world’s best-known landmarks, including the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids at Giza and Red Square in Moscow. The exhibit is timed to coincide with the new National Geographic Channel film “Human Footprint.”

Here are some images that I shot yesterday of the exhibit: