Here’s a collection of photos I took over the 4th of July holiday.

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I was bored.

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So I bought some sparklers for a photo idea I had. Here are the photos I took IMG_0148IMG_0149IMG_0159IMG_0160

I’m really terrible at blogging. I’m going to attempt to keep this updated. I got a new camera, so I’ve got some motivation for now.

Ev bought me a Canon 6D for our wedding anniversary. It will probably be the last anniversary present for a while (because it was expensive). I had the original 5D (which I still own). This was a nice upgrade. I didn’t really need this fancy of a camera, but once you go full frame, you can’t go back to a crop sensor. I probably won’t be doing anything professional or semi-professional with photography anytime soon. Unless someone wants me to take photos for them. I will mostly be taking photos of the kids and anything else I feel like for the time being. I’d like to do some street photography, but there aren’t many people in this area that do street photography and I would wind up sticking out like a sore thumb. But we will see. Maybe I will gather up the courage to do it anyway.

Here are a couple of photos I took the first day with the 6D. The first one is Elysia at the park. With the 5D reds and bright pinks always looked fake, almost cartoonish. With the 6D they look really nice. I know the 5D is a 12 year old camera and it still takes some amazing photos, but it was nice to upgrade. The second photo is Dylan at our friend’s house sitting by a fire. The ISO was set at 6400 and the photo looks really good still. My focus was a bit off, but that was more my fault than the camera’s. The 6D also takes video, which the 5D doesn’t offer.

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageWe went to Bug Bowl with Elysia’s Girl Scout troop. Dylan loves Bug Bowl. He ate a chocolate covered cricket, held some bugs, and he even milked a cow. Elysia would only hold the caterpillar, but she got her face painted and played some games, so she had fun too. 

ImageImageImageImageImageA few weeks ago the kids and I helped Ev set up a stand in the Library to promote Lemonade Day. Dylan enjoyed wearing the Lemon Head around. After we were done we got to ride the Boilermaker Express and we ate at Panda Express. 

 

ImageImageImageImageAImageImageImageImageImageImageImageIt almost got warm there for a second. Today it is a lovely 30 degrees out, hopefully the temp will hit 50 like they claim it’s supposed to. 

 

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Last Monday, after the family shoot, Ev and I took a walk at sunset. It was a little chilly due to the wind, but it wasn’t too bad. I took a few photos and we walked around the Levee a bit.

 

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I haven’t been taking many photos lately. But on Monday some friends asked me to take some family photos. Here are a few of the ones I took.

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I realize that some of these are underexposed. It was getting dark out because of an oncoming storm and the lensbaby spark has a fixed aperture of 5.6. I shot most of these at ISO 1600 with a shutter speed of 1/100.