Monthly Archives: May 2013

thedailypic•Yr4•242/365•The Moving Wall

The Moving Wall
May 31, 2013

The Vietnam Moving Wall is set up in Medway, Massachusetts. You can visit it 24 hours a day until noon on Sunday.


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thedailypic•Yr4•241/365•Backyard Bunny

Backyard Bunny
May 30, 2013

Looking back, I have had rabbits living in  my back yard since I got here. Spring, Summer, Fall they are all over the place driving the dog crazy. This one is there every afternoon, he/she lets me walk right up and does not even flinch.  I even uncovered a nest of bunnies a few years back.  Here are the other rabbit shots that have been dailypics along the way.




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thedailypic•bonus•Sky Light

So, I have a couple more for tonight, unplanned photos of the storm that passed over my house.

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thedailypic•Yr4•240/365•Congrats Graduates

Congrats Graduates
May 29, 2013

It’s that time of year, congratulations to all the accomplished scholars among us.


1.0sec, f29, iso500, Nikon D700, Nikon 105mm








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thedailypic•Yr4•239/365•Potato Line Up

Potato Line Up
May 28, 2013

Now and then I get the urge to shoot food, I walk around a grocery store and look for stuff to photograph. I prefer Whole Foods for inspiration, fresh fruits and veggies, lots of color, sometimes foods I have never even heard of. This afternoon I only had time to browse Stop & Shop while Dan was at Martial Arts. I grabbed 3 potatoes, half a watermelon and bananas. Nothing exotic, but that adds to the challenge, make the ordinary interesting.  I am not sure why the potatoes worked, I am always drawn to brown tones.  I have a lot of wood boxes and boards I keep around for backdrops.  The shots are set up in an antique crate I found at a yard sale last year, works well with the colors of the potatoes.  The second shot I took the flash off the camera, shot it from an angle to let the side of the box act as a shadow, a couple toothpicks in each potato to prevent shifting, 3-4 shots to get the shadow line where I wanted it and the whole thing took maybe 5 minutes. The first shot is the original idea I had when I was in the store.  I had envisioned a police line up of different potatoes.  I am sure the woman next to me was curious why I kept picking up different types of potatoes and placing them in order by height, to see which ones worked. I was acting out the Usual Suspects movie poster Mr. Potato Head style.

There was some debate over which of the two pictures would be the dailypic.  The wife and daughter voted for the line up, I wanted what is now the extra shot, I really liked the lines and black space, the boy was not included in the argument due to school related studying. The best he could had done is caused a tie and well that is not helpful either, and it was already sad the rest of the family wasted anytime on the discussion to begin with.


1/60, f11, iso 800, Nikon D700, Nikon 105mm

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Neetu & Keith
May 27, 2013

Congratulations to Neetu and Keith, today’s ceremony was incredible.  This was my first time photographing an Indian wedding, I met with the couple a few days ago, we went over all the details, the order of rituals, how long everything would take, what it would look like, but until I saw it all unfold, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. The colors, the jewelry, flames, flowers, food, it’s all a photographers dream. It was a beautiful ceremony with the couples immediate family.  I am honored to have been part of it, and I even tried some Indian food for the first time. I can’t wait for the larger reception in a couple of weeks.


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thedailypic•Yr4•237/365•Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point State Park
May 26, 2013

Took the family to Rockport and Gloucester, MA for the day. The sun was out, the water was choppy and it was at least 30 degree in the wind.  I saw a kid wearing a snow suit on the beach.


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thedailypic•Yr4•236/365•Justin & Ray

Justin & Ray
May 26, 2013

Headed to the Tradesman in Milford tonight to catch Justin & Ray’s Sing-a-long and had a great time with friends, music and booze.  If you get the chance check them out… you have to do it, follow their facebook page for up coming dates. Support Local Music!


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May 24, 2013

For the second year in a row I started my Memorial Day Weekend running a photo booth at an incredible event: Cocktails for Courage, a cocktail party, raffle, and silent auction to raise funds for the Captain Kyle R. Van De Giesen Memorial Award Fund. This fund was established in honor of Capt. Kyle Van De Giesen, who was killed in Afghanistan on October 26, 2009.  The event is organized by 12 Occasions, an event planning duo specializing in fundraising. I have worked a few of their events over the last year and can not recommend them enough. Check out the fun photo booth shots here.


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Out of Focus
May 23, 2013

This photo came from a few different ideas.  First, I am still in the “Shoot the Alphabet” May challenge so I needed and “O” photo. Second, I had a conversation at lunch about the state of photography, how I come up with ideas for the dailypic, the possible end of this project and a interesting idea about posting bad photos. There are so many places to share photos in the social world, Flickr, Facebook, Google+ and 500px to name a few. We got talking about how each has a different purpose facebook is for the masses, family, flickr will get you some positive feedback and it is nice to be seen, google+ is a great theory and we agreed the 500px can really make you feel inferior about your talent or lack of.  Somehow this led to us joking about taking a horrible photo, so bad it could be considered brilliant and posting it somewhere.  Get some of your friends to comment on it, say it is revolutionary, unique, genius…  and we wondered how long would it take for others to join in and at least look at it, maybe add their own comments. I think it could happen, maybe a thumb in front of the lens, maybe lighting that just sucks, red-eye, or a bowl of fruit completely out of focus. Anyway, I got my “O” photo, found a photo for today and maybe it is not as bad as I hoped… my daughter saw the photo I am posting and said she really liked it, “it looks like a cool old painting”.


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