Buddy of mine, Jamie – photographer up in Chicago – just had a chance to see Herb Albert. Interesting how things come back around and the fun part of being a photojournalist. From the archives, Mr Albert from 1966 in NM. And in the folder next to Albert was Paul Harvey from the mid 70’s… really need to see who else is hanging around in my photo attic.
Last night the movie Only the Brave opened here in Columbus market. It’s about the Granite Mountain Hotshots stationed in Prescott, AZ. On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the group were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. The movie based on that group and that fateful day is excellent. A good look into what it’s like to be a hotshot and how it affects the family life. I highly recommend this movie.
On September 12, 2013 I was fortunate to be able to tour the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID while on my We The People 2013 photo study around the US. They were very gracious and showed me how the system works. They provide one of the largest communication systems in the world. There is the command center, warehouse, jump center and a garden memorial. Quite the experience, very honored to have been there.
Shalom aleichem and L’shanah tovah
Today is the start of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, and I had a chance to attend a service tonight with a good friend. A great sermon which I will post here later spoke of new beginnings, taking care of life. I learned a little about the Book of Life and Book of the Dead. And even though I was totally lost I felt so included. Could not for the life of me even with the words in front of me keep up with the songs yet they felt so comfortable on my ears.
At the end of the service there was a Mourner’s Kaddish and I thought of my good friend Perry. While he is no longer with us I keep him alive within me and all the great times we had. If he had been with me or rather I’d would have been with him, he would have explained everything in detail to me. And then tongue in cheek, explain why I would never really get it. Miss you Perry!
One last thing, part of the service is the blowing of the Shofar and I had the privilege to have photographed Meira Warshauer’s music that she wrote for a Shofar. Fits nicely with today.
One of the very fun things about photojournalism is learning. Today I ‘learned’ how sushi was made, by way of…
Erin Moore is a member of Westerville Special Olympics and her parents are wonderful life long friends, so much for disclosure, and I have had the pleasure of watching Erin grow from a baby into a young adult and light up everyone’s life that she meets.
Mark with Snowfox Sushi that has space at the Kroger, Hamilton Rd and Morse Rd, sees Erin and her parents Sean and Cindy as they shop on a regular basis and have come to know one another. Mark made an offer to show Erin how to make sushi. The rest is history.
So I spent an hour watching Erin learn to make sushi and seeing Mark having a great time showing her.
Remember: Let me win, but if I can not win let me be be brave in the attempt. Take a moment to visit Westerville Special Olympics and National Special Olympics and be brave in your attempt to volunteer and have a great fish tale to tell.
Read an interesting article on Auto ISO and manual settings for my Nikon’s. Here is the article: Auto ISO
So I took a couple of minutes and set the D800 on manual, 1250 @ f8 to shoot the dogs playing in the backyard. Evening light coming from behind the dogs. ISO pegged at 6400 and images look good. Read the article, it’s a good move for those that want better control over image gathering.
Note the details on the left side of Lola’s face and having the luxury of picking a high shutter speed to stop the action of Hanna and Lola.
Just another tip of how to get it done to put in the toolbox.
Great story off PetaPixel worth sharing.