April, 2005 Archives

I took this shot during my stroll along a short stretch of Flower Avenue. I’d parked the car and gotten out specifically to photograph the wizard I posted 2 days ago. I’m not sure why that gray milk crate was next to the longhorn, but I wasn’t about to stomp across some stranger’s lawn and move it for the photo.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Flower Avenue Longhorn

I took this shot of my parents while we were walking on the Capital Crescent trail toward DC. It was his birthday and we were walking off the lunch we had in Bethesda earlier in the day. In retrospect, this shot would have better if I’d gotten close enough for a head-and-shoulders portrait. But Dad’s tough enough to get on camera as it is.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Mom & Dad

I saw this well-crafted wizard on the way to a pipe organ concert in Takoma Park, MD. I suspect the owners of the house dress him differently depending on the season of the year.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Another shot from April 10 of kids playing a pickup game of basketball.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Pickup Game

I shot this on April 10, after spending the day at Nikon School near Baltimore. They got us all really motivated to go out and shoot, so I sped home to wander around my neighborhood and take pictures before it got too dark. After a short walk, I came upon some kids enjoying the weather on the basketball courts.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Defense

Another shot from the kite festival. The most frustrating thing about this shot was figuring out the best way to crop it. This crop is just the last one I tried (which may or may not be the best one).

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed
Film: Fuji Velvia 50

C’mon Little Brother

Another shot from the Smithsonian Kite Festival.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed
Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Flying Fish

Another shot in front of Andale. Looking at the photo again, I wish I’d gotten in closer.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed
Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Andale Frogs

I shot this photo in front of Andale, a restaurant in DC.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed
Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Metal Minstrels

I shot this photo at the Smithsonian Kite Festival. The bubbles these two are chasing are a from a machine further up the mall.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.4, auto focus, auto shutter speed
Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Bubble Chase