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The yearly Iowa State Fair is in August. I decided to go one day with my 60D in tow. I started out taking pictures at the petting zoo they had set up (most of these pics). After I left the petting zoo I tried to record some videos in an effort to use for a short video of my trip. I’m still working on the video at this time and it may or may not be up to my standards to release (upload) it. Lots of the videos are jittery and/or out of focus as I hadn’t played with the video setting very much yet.
It was fun to play around with the photo settings while in the petting zoo. It had a canopy so depending on which animal and where they were inside the canopy, I’d have to adjust my settings (ISO/shutter).
Some shots rollerblading on July 27th, 2014. This was my first time taking pictures of anyone rollerblading or movement/actions/sports. I wanted to shoot in aperture priority mode, but I couldn’t find the settings to not make my pictures washed out. Instead, I opted to use shutter speed priority and I like the way the pictures turned out, less the depth of field I couldn’t achieve on some shots (the first 3 I got what I wanted with DoF).
These are some pictures from the fireworks show last night. I had two opportunities to get something good. The first set of fireworks I used my 18-135mm lens. I didn’t quite like the pictures from that set. The second set of fireworks (pictured here) I used my 50mm. This was my first time shooting fireworks and I’m really happy with how some of the images turned out. I know some of them are not framed very well, but I enjoyed the learning experience of it.
My good friend, Peter Thorndal from pandapancakes.com, took these pictures of me today. It was toasty outside and my legs were still sore from skating the previous two days. But we accomplished what I had wanted and they turned out great.
Last Saturday, I hit 10,000 miles on my WRX on the way to purchase my first ever gun. It’s not a very good picture but I picked up a Smith&Wesson M&P15-22LR. Now I need to get more parts for both my car and my gun… oh and my camera. So much to do.
Some pictures I took last night of my friend, Dante; his wife and daughter, and two of his co-workers. Still testing out my 50mm lens. Also, took some pics of his microphone, computer, along with a snap of my skates I just assembled hours before.
Just got my 50mm lens in the mail today. Some shots messing around with it. Last picture is my super shitty 2 min bokeh. Can’t wait til I have extra time to refine the bokehs and take some pictures downtown.