Monday, August 27, 2018

Styx Concert at Little Creek. First three songs, no flash.


Well this was a fun gig for sure.  I did the first three songs with no flash thing.  I shot everything with my 17-55 mm lens. Some of the shots were at 17mm, that's how close I was to the action.

Styx performs at the Little Creek Casino in
Shelton Washington, USA August 25th 2018.
Photos all rights reserved Shawna
Whelan

Lawrence Gowan  lead and backing vocals, keyboards Styx.


  • 35.0 mm f/1.8
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  • 35.0 mm
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  • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
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  • 17.0 mm
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  • 4000

  • Lawrence Gowan plays the keyboard behind his back during the opening song– lead and backing vocals, keyboards


  • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
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  • 32.0 m
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    Ricky Phillips – bass, backing vocals, guitar

    Tommy Shaw  guitar, lead and backing vocals



    • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
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    • 17.0 mm!!!
    • 1/500
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    • Flash (off, did not fire)
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    • Show EXIF

    James "J.Y." Young one of  two orginal band members guitar, lead and backing vocals



  • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
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  • 50.0 mm
  • 1/2000
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  • 3200

  • Tommy Shaw  guitar, lead and backing vocals


  • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
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  • 36.0 mm
  • 1/400
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  • 25600



  • I really want a second D500 body.  I had my D7100 with a 35mm /1.8 and my D500 with the above mentioned lens.  The ISO control is in a different place for each camera and is actually second function button for the D7100 .

    I followed advice from a very good you tube video and shot this in A mode.  Shooting in A mode makes alot of sense, when I know I will be shooting wide open all night.  I kept my eye on the shutter speed in my view finder display and adjusted the ISO to get a shutter speed of at least 1/125th.  This works well when you have a nice margin to work with where you don't need a really fast shutter and you don't have to up your ISO to insane levels.  I don't know if this technique would work so well for night football.

    I've started loading IPTC profiles into my D500.

    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Forest Fire Base Camp

    Went on a media tour of the  Maple Forest Fire up the Hamma Hamma and the Forest Fire base camp.  My first time on a special tour of a fire.  The tour was interesting and my photos blew up on Facebook.  My Facebook page has a lot of new likes and now my posts get seen more often.  I hope some of that translates to some photo work.

    Look at all that exposure!  People die from exposure.  Please give me cash instead.


    I was feeling pretty depressed last month, but this month is better.  I keep forgetting that this is a feast or famine job. This month I am feasting but not thanks to any of my photojournalism.    Photojournalism is now a hobby that I need to support with wedding, real estate and event photography.

    Arson fire in town that forced a shelter in place order.  This arson case has been solved

    Column of smoke from another arson fire

    Fire fighter Tent City at the local airport Sanderson Field



    One fire basecamp photo on the front page August 23

    Two fire bascamp photos a-11




    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    More stuff in the paper


    Crossed out the ones that are not mine 

    Drone photo, I have my commercial drone license now

    Taken from a Kayak

    Underwater photo

    Not my favorite shot due to the technical quality out on the water
    with a soft lens on my old camera.

    They reused a photo from last year

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    With the right angle even a ribbon cutting photo can be interesting




     1.       Kim Kinchloe of Elma sets up balloons before the start of the event
    3.       From Left  Laura Lee Roznowski and Keilly Mulholland collect money for raffle tickets in their team booth.



    4.       John Cluatree, 9 attempts to pop a balloon during  the balloon stomp contest while Samuel Ricker 8, watches.



    5.       Members of team “ Earth Angels S.O.A.R.”  dressed as circus people pass in front of prison bars.  Participants were “arrested” and then “bailed” out by other members. 


    6.       From left  forest festival royalty dance in the dance contest.  Trinity Fewell, Princess of Hemlock, Jessica Schreiber, Queen of the Forest, Julia Castro, Princess of Cedar.

    7.       Sunny Pickard of Shelton and Eljahn Balon of University Place rest on a bench near the relay track.

    8.       Luminary bags before the start of the Luminaria Service (zoom blur effect)



    9.       A participant carries a light saber past luminary bags in the Luminaria Service (slow shutter speed)


    10.   Bailey Kaiser, 10 rests in front of her Grandma’s (Karen Dell) luminary bag


    11.   Team members walk in front of luminary bags during the Luminaria Servic