13 September 2009

Sorry I’m Not Home Right Now…

…I’m walking in a spider’s web.

So, as I was getting ready to head out to a friend’s house to watch the Buckeye’s game, I looked out the window and saw what looked like cotton candy on a tree out back. So, I had to risk missing the kickoff to get these pix.

The web was about 1ft from side to side (I suck at math, so you can figure out the diameter).

The spider that made it went up to the branch above (And he blended in pretty darn well)

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I was pretty happy with how they came out. Amazing that something that is just instinctive to the spider actually looks pretty beautiful, too.

Rock on spider,rock on.

 

-ATS

07 September 2009

Cleveland National Air Show

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Went up to Burke Lake Airport this Labor Day Weekend (well, Sunday) for the Cleveland National Air Show.

I was really bummed at first that I would not have a 200mm lens of some sort to shoot with. Sometime around Thursday or Friday, though, I just trusted in the fact that composition and framing would win over super zooming.

Out of the 1600+ shots I snapped (I know, right?!?!), I came up with about 150 that I was really proud of.  The full album can be found on my Facebook page here

I’ve put a handful of the pictures that I’m really pleased with.

Please keep in mind that I went with a mission to get some great shots, but in between the demonstrations, I found myself transported back to when I was about 8 yrs old and my neighbor would take me to the Dayton Air Show and I saw the Thunderbirds for the very first time. In between that childlike fascination and the scream of afterburners, I found that I had a great time AND got some pix I’m happy with.

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All in all, the air show was amazing. And I’ve put it on my ‘annual must do’ things list. I can’t believe I went so long before now with seeing them. So much fun, and the Center Show seats we had were great. Can’t wait until next year!

Stay tuned-I’ve got more photo-sets that need to go up, just trying to find the time to sort through it all.

-ATS