Merry Christmas

Captured this image one night while waiting for someone at Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA.  Merry Christmas!

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Last month I was in Minneapolis for a work trip. A good friend of mine lives in downtown Minneapolis and mentioned about the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. So on a cold snow flurry filled Sunday morning we made the walk down. On this work trip I didn’t bring any of my DSLRs, but I had my Samsung Galaxy S8+ on me. I got to say that the best camera you have is the camera you have on you. Until my next post.

2AN


Tuskegee Golden Tigers Baseball Day 2

This past Sunday I went back out to see the Tuskegee Golden Tigers play in the second day of the Peachtree City Tournament. The forecast again called for rain all day, but the rain was only a sprinkle.   

II used my Canon 7D and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.  The second day of action was better to shoot since I had more daylight on a cloudy day. The Golden Tigers lost both of their games that day.  Below are some shots from the game.

Tuskegee parents.   Here are the links to both days of action.

Day 1   Day 2

Until the next post

2AN 

With this shot the saying, "some times its better to be lucky that good" applies here.  During Jared Steele's at bat I was looking around at other things to shoot.  During the pitchers wind up I just decided to just point the camera back to Jared and with luck captured this image.  I am happy to say Jared wasn't injured and continued playing

Tuskegee Golden Tigers Baseball

This weekend a friend came in town to see her son who is the pitching coach for the Tuskegee Mens baseball team.  Tuskegee and other schools played in a tournament in Peachtree City, GA. After the first game ended, I decided to bring out my cameras to capture some action for their second game. 

For the majority of my shooting I used my Canon 7D with 70-200mm/f 2.8 lens.  The games were played at a facility called Home Plate.  The field is nice and cozy but not the best for shooting games in my opinion because everything is fenced off.  With this challenge I did the best I could to shoot through the back screen netting and a chain link fence.   

Tuskegee ended up losing both games, but it was good to see some familiar faces and have a few laughs while watching some baseball.   Below are a few of the shots. 

To the Tuskegee parents I met that inquired about photos.   Keep checking back as I will create a special page that will include all the game shots I took.

Enjoy

2AN

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Georgia Grand Canyon

On a Sunday earlier in December I had the chance to head down to the Georgia Grand Canyon.  The Canyon is in Providence State Park in Lumpkin, GA. I initially discovered this place on a motorcycle ride with some friends two years earlier.  The day I went down I was hesitant because of the 60% of rain.  By late morning I decided to head down.  It was a cloudy day and the rain held off till sundown.  I will be back to shoot this canyon again. 

Thanks for stopping by

2AN

Mexico City 2017

Ok folks, so it has been a while since I last posted, but I will say that I have been busy.  This post will contain images I shot while I had some free time in Mexico City, Mexico.  I was invited to attend a 100th birthday party.  I didn't get to shoot that because there were other photographers there. I will say that the total free time I had to explore and shoot was about an hour.  I decided this will be a good time to attempt some street photography.  I shot mostly everything with my Canon 5D Markiii with a Canon 24-70mm/f2.8 lens.  The mobile shots were with my Samsung Galaxy S8+

Looking out my hotel room, I saw this massive building on the ground and then something that looked like a Canon 70-200 mm lens. So after breakfast, I went down and walked to the Auditorio Nacional.  After speaking some Spanish and asking for someone that spoke English, I found out that this was a Canon promotion, #MiLenteCanon where they would allow people to take pictures with a Canon camera with the different lenses they had on display.  From what I remembered seeing was that the lenses ranged from 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm, and a fisheye lens. Due to the time crunch I didn't get to test any lenses.  Don't worry folks I am still kicking myself for not testing one. 

View of the Audtorio Nacional outsde of my hotel room

View of the Audtorio Nacional outsde of my hotel room

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Outside of the steps of the Auditorio Nacional contained special paved bricks of artists that performed there.  

 

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The next day, after the party, I had breakfast and had about 45 min to kill before I needed to be at the airport.   While waiting for everyone to check out I captured this magazine stand outside of my hotel and created a 3 shot 1 stop exposure composition HDR shot. 

HDR image of a magazine stand in Mexico City Mexico

After checking out of the hotel, My good friend took me to Paseo de la Reforma. 

On our way there and stuck in traffic I captured this image of a Piñata stand.

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On Sundays the streets near the Paseo de la Reforma are closed to allow people to bike skate or just walk the streets.  

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Captured this cute moment of a father running with his daughter as she biked around Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City, Mexico. 

Captured this cute moment of a father running with his daughter as she biked around Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City, Mexico. 

A boy plays with the toys in his hand as the ladies pose for their photograph on the steps of the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City, Mexico

A boy plays with the toys in his hand as the ladies pose for their photograph on the steps of the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City, Mexico

Participants take part of a group exercise outside of the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City Mexico. 

Participants take part of a group exercise outside of the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City Mexico. 

Just a boy and his dog posing for pictures in front of a door by the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City, Mexico

Just a boy and his dog posing for pictures in front of a door by the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City, Mexico

A man walking his big dog near the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City Mexico

A man walking his big dog near the Angel de la Independecia (Angel of Independence) in Mexico City Mexico

Ok thats all I have for now until my next post.   Thanks for stopping by

2AN

The Great Race

A friend of mine told me that the Great Race will be making a stop in Newnan for lunch.  One Sunday morning I got up and headed to downtown Newnan, GA and to my surprise there was a lot of people waiting for these cars to arrive.   

From their website, " The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.". There were a lot of vintage cars and trucks that would catch your attention. 

Some of the shots are below.  Thanks for visiting.

For more information on The Great Race click here.

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Great Race car #61 Navigator Bruce Bernbaum works on navigation plans during during The Great Race lunch stop in Newnan, GA. 

Historic Fayetteville Courthouse

This will be a quick post and a single image post.  One night, after I couldn't find a photo group I was supposed to meet up with, I walked around in downtown Fayetteville, GA.  I came across the Historic Fayetteville Courthouse. The courthouse alone did not catch my attention, but the red light on the clock face did.  

With the news of Triggertrap closing up shop earlier this year, I am still happy that the app still works.  Pairing it with my Canon 5DMarkiii I did a three shot long exposure HDR and came up with the image below.  Driving home, I had other ideas to compose the courthouse so I will be back again. 

Thanks for reading 

2AN

One morning while in Forest Park

One morning when I went home, I had some time to kill early one morning.  I decided to drive around in Forest Park in St. Louis.  I came across the "Apotheosis of St. Louis" statue.  This is a statue of Saint Louis, King Louis IX, which sits in front of the St. Louis Art Museum.  I'm happy that I was able to shoot this early in the morning because about two hours later there was a lot of activity around Apotheosis

Click here to read more about the "Apotheosis of St. Louis".
 

Enjoy

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