One compelling photo per day, taken that day, all of 2008
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Day 114 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, tripod, cable-release
Nikkor 105 VR macro, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 100
Pocket Wizard Plus II set, umbrella, SB-800, light stand

Another Lupin shot yes, but with a different approach on this stomy sky day after a recent rain.

Here are some of the setup shots:

I setup a light stand (should have used the tripod instead on the slope) and used a Pocket Wizard set to give me sure-fire flash triggering with any lens and distance I chose to use. Light overcast light was giving no real direction, so I added some directional light.

SB-800 at full power, 30" Photoflex convertible umbrella, Pocket Wizard Plus II set.

Total image count for today: 132

-Landon
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113/366 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 10:54 PM
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Day 113 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, hand-held
Sigma 30 1.4 EX, 1/125 sec, f/5, ISO 200, SB-800, Pocket Wizards

Just playing with one light triggered by a Pocket Wizard set.
I like the texture in the hairs and whiskers.

Why Compelling
I like the simple shot and caught my eye when I reviewed the test shots. The texture in the hair really comes out here. I like the catch light in the eye too.

Total image count for today: 57

-Landon
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112/366 
Monday, April 21, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Day 112 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, hand-held
Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR @ 78mm, 20 sec, f/5, ISO 1000, 87a IR filter, 14-bit RAW

Shallow DoF infrared tests. The last time I tried this I had mixed results, but thought this abstract, grainy outcome was good enough to share.
At f/2.8 nothing is in focus, but at f/5 it starts to give some sharpness. The contrast and B&W conversion enhanced the grain, I kind of like it here.

Why Compelling
Well I like the grain, the surreal quality to the light, the out of focus elements and how it is just something different.

Total image count for today: 4

-Landon
111/366 
Sunday, April 20, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Day 111 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, hand-held
Nikkor 105 VR macro, f/3, 1/500 sec, ISO 200

Daffodils today.

Why Compelling
Snow on April 20th is pretty compelling, especially how big the flakes were for awhile. Melted fast, but was fun to shoot in.

Total image count for today: 275

-Landon
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110/366 
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Day 110 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, hand-held
Sigma 30 1.4 EX, 1/4000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100

Afternoon light and I like the way it came out. Three days ago the Lupin was not fully open, but today it was perfect. Taken on the way back from getting the kids some new special stuffed animals at "Build A Bear" type place in a local town.

Why Compelling
I love the light, glow and softness in this shot. The 30 1.4 worked well here I thought to simplify the surrounding details.

Total image count for today: 838

-Landon
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109/366 
Friday, April 18, 2008, 02:08 PM
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Day 109 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, hand-held
Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR @ 200mm, 1/500 sec, f/4, ISO 200, polarizer, 14-bit RAW

Staring right at me. Thought I would go visit a local nesting Osprey today.

Why Compelling

Hey, a frame-filling raptor in flight staring right at you, gotta be compelling in my book.

Other shots from today:




Total image count for today: 295

-Landon
108/366 
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Day 108 of 366

Manual mode, matrix metering, Nikon D300/grip, hand-held
Nikkor 85mm 1.8D, 1/1250 sec, f/1.8, ISO 200

Wedding engagement portrait session tonight. Available light and processed in Lightroom 2 beta.
I had a great time with Chad & Stephanie and looking forward to the upcoming wedding.

Why Compelling
I like the moment a lot. This one is a fav from the shoot. I like the light a lot and the simple processing done.

Total image count for today: 290

-Landon

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