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Christmas Party

NECA’s Christmas Party was last weekend. I continued my new tradition of bringing the Crown Graphics but also has the M8 in my bag. After 15 or so “Polaroids” (really Fuji’s Instant Film) were shot I switched to film - TMAX 400 to be exact. I had my Metz 45 CL-4 digital mounted on the Crown but tried to avoid the direct flash by bouncing it off the ceiling. Here are a select few examples, first the Crown (“quick and dirty” scans at low res):

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Senior Little League

For quite a few years now, Bangor has hosted the Senior Little League Worldseries. I went for the first time, attending the finals (Texas vs California). Texas won, 9 to 7, and everyone had fun, including the winners as seen below. I took my Nikon and 70-300VR lens, mostly set at Shutter priority. Here are a few examples. I do not shoot much action, so it was a learning experience - I certainly appreciated the cameras fast autofocus and tracking, which worked very well.


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Uncle Bob again

“Uncle Bob” is the proverbial wedding guest that takes pictures and often is accused of (or really does) getting in the way of the wedding photographer. As readers of this site will have noticed, I have shot a few weddings as the photographer, but recently attended weddings more in the Uncle Bob role.

Having read the complaints on web forums although never really having had my own issue with it. I try
not to get in anyone’s way while attending as a guest, and I hope I have succeeded.

Here a few images from my colleague Matt and Layne’s wedding. I took my M8, wanting to try something different. Not having either good low ISO performance (such as with the D700) or autofocus certainly is a hindrance, but I got a few nice shots.


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Another Wedding

Just a few examples from Morgan and Bill’s Wedding

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Kenduskeag Canoe Race

No matter f you saw the race or not, you’ll enjoy these pictures. Who knows, it was fun taking them (thankfully the weather was nice), but maybe next year I’ll be in the race. IT looked like people were definitely having fun! Pictures were taken at Six Mile Falls - nomen est omen. I packed my Nikon D700 and a Tele zoom (I was a little envious, looking at the man next to me with a Canon 300mm f2.8 L, which I am sure took some great pictures). I was there for most of the race, so if you or someone you know were in it, send me the start number, maybe I can find them.
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Bangor High School Dance

Back in March, I had the opportunity to see some stellar performances by the Bangor High School Students and their teachers. They truly did a magnificent job and I though I’d share some impressions. I was too far away for a Flash (which was not allowed anyway), so I had to rely on my Nikon’s high ISO performance, which did not disappoint.

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