Back into the woods.

Today we got one sunny 76º F / 24º C day of respite after 4 nights in a deep freeze. Tomorrow we go back to near-freezing weather for a while – with rain on the horizon.

So I took an hour in the middle of my work day to pop into the forest next door. Only brought my Sony A7C II + Tamron 28-200 f/2.8-5.6 lens. (click to embiggen)

I didn’t even bring Athena. But don’t worry about her – we spent the rest of the afternoon WFPatio.


Photos: Mickey Hart Band, Winter 2013

I must admit having low expectations initially, but in the last year, I’ve now been to five Mickey Hart Band shows. Live music has been a big part of my life forever, but it’s rare that a current band excites me this much.

This week, I went to two MHB shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder and the Oriental Theater in Denver. They were excellent as always; it was also the first time to a show with my new camera, a Sony NEX-6. Concerts are some of the only events for which I take lots of photos, and I have a long history of struggling to get the right settings to capture good photos in a terrible lighting situation. I used these shows as an opportunity to acquaint myself with the new camera, and see how much quality I get compared to my old point-and-shoot cameras. The results are decent, but perhaps the biggest thing this shoot taught me was that I need to get a lens with a much wider aperture so I can shoot at higher speeds.


Gallery: Sean & Mary Ericson Wedding

On Saturday, my friends Mary and Sean got married in a beautiful wedding in northern Colorado. Mary was one of my many friends during our semester abroad in Granada Spain – so this wedding was cause for a reunion of sorts. Great friends, great times, and lots of memories shared.