Friday, July 27, 2012

Boise's New White Water Park

You may recall last winter I did a photo series exploring the construction of the new white water park.  It looked like an interesting scene and it's not every day that you walk along the dry floor of the Boise River.  Now the white water park is fully functional and people are having fun.  There's the gates creating the white water and there's lots of areas on both sides of the river for people to watch the fun.  I shot at first with my regular lens and then switched to my 300mm so that I can get close up to the action.  It looks like everyone was having fun.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Nifty Fifty

 Quite some time ago I purchased a 50mm lens for my camera but never bothered to work much with it.  My workhorse lens is a very versatile 24-70 zoom lens that is really great.  In fact, working with the 50mm really informed me how spoiled I was.  For example, it's a fixed lens and so I had to "zoom" with my feet.  On the plus side, it made me think a lot more about composition and moving the camera around to compose a shot. That was a fun experience.  That was also made easier since the 50mm on my camera is about two thirds lighter than it is with my 24-70 mounted on it.  This was such a fun experience that I'll have to try it again some day. I hope you enjoy the results.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Portrait Photo Shoot: Nawid

My friend Nawid wanted to do a portrait photo shoot.  The idea was to try to capture many moods and different looks.  He also wanted to show off some of his traditional Afghan and Hindu apparel.  I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we had taking them.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Laughter On The 23rd Floor at Stage Coach Theater

This week Stage Coach Theater opens with their latest production Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor.  This is a very popular show and this theater company has staged it before in previous years.  So it seems appropriate to use this script to help break in their new stage.  This is very fun, fast moving play that will keep you wondering what will happen next.  Included in this photo shoot is a bit of a surprise.  The set artist included an angry monkey in the set that the audience doesn't get to see but is put there for the actors and stage crew to appreciate.  I hope you enjoy the results of this photo shoot.