Sunday, May 4, 2014

Transportation

Do you ever find yourself in a perfect photographic moment? It often happens along my drive to work. When inspiration struck most recently, I found myself at a red light, able to snap this quick photograph the multiple layers of transportation through north Columbus- Morse road, a major artery, and a south bound Norfolk Southern container train. The motion in the scene would have been perfect for video, and that's where I went first with the iPhone, but the angle of view simply wasn't wide enough. Switching over to a still gave me the perspective I was looking for, and the light was just dark enough to ensure the moving train would be blurred. This shot would be nearly impossible to replicate- I can't just run out into the road and put up a tripod there, and trying to get my car in this exact position between two railroad bridges isn't likely to happen again.

-Tom

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rembering Cooper Stadium


On August 30, Megan, my mom, dad, and brother attended a Columbus Clippers game during their last homestand at the historic Cooper Stadium. Just last week, demolition began to turn this old ball park into a racetrack. According to the Columbus Dispatch, portions of the grandstand will remain. I thought I'd look back at what was once home to baseball in Columbus. -Tom

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Weekend 2014



An fun-filled Easter weekend with the grandparents- including a new toy at their house, a fisher price Ford Mustang.  Weston took about two hours before he got the hang of turning the thing- it has a wide turning radius, and frequent backing up is needed.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Slate Run Historical Farm

Yesterday's family visit to Slate Run Historical Farm, south of Canal Winchester, Ohio.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Panoramic Delaware County



I don't take that many panoramic images, but I really should.  I encountered this scene on a drive through northern Delaware County.  I've lightened the foreground in the image and added contrast to the sky to better represent the scene.  The more I view this image, the more I see room for improvement.  This is a start however.  Something tells me I may be shooting more "panos" in the future.

-Tom

Olympus e-p1
Asahi Super-Takumar 35 f 3.5
Photoshop CS4

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Black Rhino



I snapped this quick photo of a Black Rhino on a recent family outing to the Columbus Zoo.  What's the key to getting good animal photos at the zoo?  Go when the animals are active!  The morning I took this photo was the first time in about 48 hours when it wasn't raining.  All of the animals seemed to be out and about, enjoying a stretch in their outside pens after a few days of rain.  We had great looks at the elephants, baby tigers, markhor, and even the red panda.  And what was even better yet?  Since we went on a cold, Sunday morning, we had the zoo virtually to ourselves.

-Tom