June, 2005 Archives

A picture of my mom. She’s sitting on what remains of a asphalt road that used to run all the way to the end of the dunes. According to one of the signs in the park, the road was wrecked by a big storm in the early 1960s.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 @ 70mm

I took this during the Memorial Day weekend. I was wandering around downtown before the Rolling Thunder parade started and noticed this wreath near the Navy Memorial.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4

Monument Wreath

I spent last weekend with my family at Ocean City, MD. We wandered around Assateague Island National Park for a few hours taking pictures. This shot is an example of what happens when trees grown in an area that’s windy almost all the time.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 @ 35mm

I took this shot on our way out of the park. As much time as we spent there that day, this was only the second horse we saw that was close enough to take a good picture of. As you can tell, this one is pregnant, and hungry enough to ignore the two other cars of people who pulled over to take pictures.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 @ 70mm

Easily the strangest and most frustrating shot of the day because:

1. No wide angle lens. There was a professional photographer there shooting with a Nikon D2x and a 10.5mm lens. He let me look through it and the effect was very cool, almost exactly what I would have wanted. But I only own a 50mm lens. I think a 24mm lens would have gotten me the shot I wanted.
2. Black & white film instead of color (due to not finishing the roll by taking more shots of the rhythm section from earlier). The Rolling Thunder riders all take great care of their bikes. There were some great paintjobs that black & white film just doesn’t do justice.
3. Composition. There was a better angle for this shot–I just don’t think I found it.

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

Sea of Motorcycles

A shot of the actual Rolling Thunder parade from Memorial Day weekend (and a lot of other photographers).

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

Rolling Thunder

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

Another shot of the drummers from the day of Rolling Thunder. I wish I’d remembered to go manual on shutter speed to blur the motion a bit.

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

Another shot of the riders from yesterday waiting for the light to turn green. They only started grinning when they noticed me and another fellow taking pictures of them.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.7, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Happy Harley Riders

Before the actual Rolling Thunder parade down Constitution and Independence, I took shots of riders tooling around the city. I took this shot of a younger rider (perhaps riding with his mom) waiting for the light to change at 7th and Constitution.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.4
Settings: aperture 1.7, auto focus, auto shutter speed

Young Harley Rider