Saturday, August 28, 2010

I go to Minnesota State Fair 2010

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Red-tailed Hawk by Mully410

I had a good time shooting at the Minnesota State Fair. I chose to bring the Nikon D5000 and the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens. Not having a zoom forced me to use my feet to get close. Since this is a prime (no zoom) lens, it couldn't suck any dust inside. I love the sharpness of this lens with the best examples in the close ups from the Last Chance Forever raptor show.

I spend most of my time tracking down wildlife and chasing butterflies but this trip to the fair had me rethinking what and how I shoot what I shoot. There are some experimental shots mixed in with some traditional snapshots and funny signs in this set:

Please let me know what you think.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Garbage on a Bench and Fantasy Football

Garbage on a Bench
Originally uploaded by Mully410

I retired from fantasy football this year mostly because I want to use that time for photography. While examining my Flickr stats tonight, I noticed a bunch of views coming from an espn website. One of the links lead me to someone's fantasy football team. Turns out my photography is so cool and desirable that it's being "stolen" for fantasy football team logos. Should I be pissed? I think not. He can only get a very low res version of the above photo. Now, if it shows up on the cover of a magazine, I might become irritated.

I ended up creating an account just so I could comment on this guy's team. I hope it doesn't scare him off.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Photo at Salon 300 at Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Amur Leopard
Demure Amur by Mully410

I'm showing a 16x20 metallic print of the above Amur Leopard in the Salon 300 show at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. This shot was taken at the Minnesota Zoo. There are only about 30 or so of these beautiful animals left in the wild.

My work is in the gallery room (not in the hallway) and has a very nice black mat, black frame and museum glass. The show runs through September 5th, 2010. If you stop by, please vote for it for the people's choice award. Let me know if you see a red dot on my tag. That means it sold!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Favorites from my Yellowstone Journey

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I just revisited my Yellowstone Journey Collection and selected my 10 favorites from my trip to Yellowstone National Park in May 2010. I've provided a background story on each shot and welcome any questions.

Here is a nice slideshow in Flickr's new light box. Click on the "show info" button for the stories when you are in full screen viewing. (the pause button is in the lower left and the full screen button is in the lower right)

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