Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Photos

Oh my goodness, it is the weekend again! I am not really sure where this week went or what I did besides work and celebrate and bake a caramel cake that was a near-disaster. I seemed to lag a bit in the fall picture department, but I will share a few that I have!

 Flying to Iowa from Wisconsin! Thank you Dan, it was a great birthday!!

Frosty grass

 Frosty leaf

Yay friends! Go Hawks! 
The Hawks lost against Wisconsin, which was sad, but it was still a super birthday!

I also started blogging for our new work site: Wisconsin Outdoor Fun. Here is my blog. I blog about, outdoor stuff, it is pretty general. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo Cards

I am excited to share that my cards are now available at Tangled Up in Hue in Eau Claire. This is an art collective that sells a little bit of everything on Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire. I discovered it through Volume One Magazine. I finally stopped in the physical shop when I dropped of my photo for the Eau Claire Regional Art Gallery's Confluence of Art show.  If you are in the area, definitely check it out. I purchased a cute onesie for a friend there, as well as a tie strap tote.  I am glad that my cards found a space there and to be a part of the store.

My cards are also for sale at New Visions Gallery in the Marshfield Clinic and my Etsy site.

I have a few ideas for more cards, but work and life have been busy, so I haven't had the time to work on the new photo ideas.

Here are a few photos that I have made into cards

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Fall Weekend!

Happy Fall Weekend! I am pretty sure it will be a good one..... I am heading to Hawkeye country to watch the Iowa/Wisconsin game.... on TV (tickets were super expensive) and to celebrate a 28th birthday - mine! I also finally got some color 120 film that I am excited to shoot it up! AND one more thing... I am just ordered some sample wedding albums from KISS. I will soon be offering KISS albums for my wedding and engagement photography (I am pretty excited about this!)  More on that next week....

Here is a fall photo I took this week at the UW-Marshfield Arboretum. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010



I photographed this while photographing fall ski jumping. I know, right? It is October and there is now snow. They ran down the 52-meter ski jump on metal tracks that were wet and the landed on wet plastic. It seems scary to me and slightly... dangerous. Most of the jumpers were in their early teens! I asked a guy who was helping if it was safer than it looked and he said it was. 
You can't really tell it is fall here, but it is. They go off the end of the ramp around 60-70 mph. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Recent Holga

I have a few recent Holgas to share. I just ordered some color film... just in time for the leaves to fall off all the trees :) There is always next year!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dance Photos

I like to photograph dance because I can't dance. Like really can't dance. I took a ballet class in college to improve my balance and finesse for climbing with a couple of my guy friends. They were so much better than me and definitely made fun of me to large groups of friends. And tried to deny it by demonstrating how bad I wasn't, but those jumps are hard!  I got over it, it was only a pass/fail class, so I passed, but I am not sure if my climbing improved....

I love take photos of dancers. I love how dance is graceful and athletic and I can very much appreciate how hard it is.  Here are a few of my favorite dance pictures.

 University of Iowa Dance Gala, 2005

University of Iowa Dance Gala, 2005

Main Street Conservatory of Dance, 2008

Main Street Conservatory of Dance, 2008

 Main Street Conservatory of Dance, 2008

Here is a link to an audio slideshow that I did about the Main Street Conservatory of Dance in Marshfield. 

Photos copyright MNH or Daily Iowan

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kansas City

This past weekend I went to Kansas City to visit my sister and her family. We were going to take photos of my two nephews, but our designated day it rained. Here are a few photos.... it is hard to take photos of little people who are quick and run around a lot!

The pumpkin patch

A horse of course!


Tiny boy on a mission!

It was a nice weekend! AND we got Indian food. My fall photos didn't so much happen, except for the Pumpkins, but now that I am back, they will continue!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Weekend!

This weekend I am heading to warmer climates, although Wisconsin should be pretty warm.... But Kansas City will be pretty much sub-tropical - 87 degrees! I am off to hang out with family and baby-sit my two nephews, Sam and Will.

Here are some recent fall photos. Although, I must admit, I did miss a day. I am not sure what happened. I think I forgot how early the sun goes down....

Leaves on the grass

Sunset Tree

Country Road

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Shooting Football with the Mark IV

Disclosure: I am not a technical person. I like cameras, but I am not a gear head. I know a little about technical aspects, but not a lot. I would rather just use a camera than know all the specifications.

Last Friday I photographed two local football games. Normally this is an ok assignment for me, I don't love it, but I don't dislike it. Much of how I feel about shooting football depends on the weather. But last Friday instead of using my regular Canon EOS I-D (the original... circa early 2000's... I really don't know for sure) I got to use our new Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and it was a-maz-ing! Seriously, it was a  night and day difference.

I shoot football at night, and depending on the field, the quality of light is vastly different. With my original 1-D I  shoot at ISO 3200. This looks great with the 4.48 megapixel CCD sensor.  Ahahahaha. That was a joke.  BUT, with the the Mark IV I shot with an ISO of 10,000 and it really looked great. The files were clear and huge (16.1 megapixels) and for the first time in three years, I could see the faces of the players in the photos.... and they weren't pixelated! I was also shooting a 300mm lens with the Mark IV.  I will get my new work Mark IV soon.... I hope, I hope, I hope...

 Original: ISO 1600 f/4.0 Shutter 1/500 sec

Original: ISO 3200 f/2.8 Shutter 1/180 sec

Original: ISO 3200 f/2.8 Shutter 1/125 sec

Original: ISO 3200 f/4.0 Shutter: 1/350 sec

Mark IV: ISO 10,000 f/4.0 Shutter 1/500 sec

Mark IV: ISO 8,000 f/4.0 Shutter 1/720 sec

Mark IV: ISO 8,000 f/4.0 1/720 sec

All these photos are copyright the Marshfield News-Herald

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ice Age Fall Hike

This Sunday I went on a fall hike. I haven't had very much "unstructured"  free time this fall, and most of my weekends are busy from here.... for awhile. I went on a hike on the Ice Age Trail, one of my favorite convenient hikes. I started near Rib Lake, which is only about an hour from Marshfield.

I like ferns. I like them when they are green and brown. I have never seen them like this, or, at least noticed them like this.

This is neat!
One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

I also just saw this last week on Undesired
I recommend watching it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Fall Photos

Friday Fall Photos

 I usually don't take photos in the morning because.... I am not awake in the morning! I kid, I kid, I am awake, but doing other things, like... other things that I do in the morning. This morning was a bit different though. I usually run in the mornings and today I went to do that, but my camera was in my car. So... I took photos instead. I ran a little, but definitely not a lot. It was pretty muddy. I guess the morning light struck m, as did the dew and the fall. 

 The path on which I run.


I couldn't decide which grass photo I liked better. There isn't much difference....

I might be obsessed with lens flare. Just a little. Happy first Friday in October! la la la!