Therapeutic Photography

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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Tonight was just one of those nights I needed to break the old workweek routine. After picking my wife up, she could sense something was wrong with me like all wives can, we drove home. Now, we have seven people in our household and I was really feeling like I needed some space so during dinner I announced I was going to hit the road and see if I could capture a few shots before the sun goes down. My wife knew I needed out and let me go.

    I really wanted some flying shots of the Osprey I found on the weekend so I wound the 5 speed Mazda 3 out on the back roads up to where the nest was. It felt great and I had not driven like that in awhile. Zoom! Zoom! Well, the Osprey was there but bedded down for the night and this was about all I got.

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    After freezing for about a half hour waiting for him to fly I decided I was loosing the sun and decided to race down to the Meteor I had shot in the rain over the past weekend as I knew the sun would be in the right position. As you can see I made it just in time.

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    With only a few minutes to spare I worked the car over fast

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    With the last sunrays I banged off a few of the neglected Oldsmobile sitting next to the Meteor.
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    The scene across the road from the cars
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    Last flight of the day
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    Just when I thought my shooting was over for the day I had to do a fast U-turn and go back to capture this scene.
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    Just one more before I headed back home to my wife
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    After a weekend of rain and two gruelling days at work I really felt I was on withdrawals from shooting and the one and a half hours I was out did wonders for me as I came back feeling great and refreshed. I’m so glad my wife is so understanding and she knows I always return as soon as the sun goes down :) …and she lets me work on my photos when I get home. Can’t beat digital for instant gratification.

    Cheers,

    Eric
     
  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great series and nice commentary to really share the feel of the day. Its amazing how such simple things can go so far towards making you feel better and its wonderful your wife understands.
     
  3. AIRIC

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    Thanks! I have to say the more I look at those Meteor shots the more impressed I am. You can't beat using the last rays of sun. I usually don't pat myself on the back but I'm really impressed with the car shots.

    Eric
     
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    as always, these shots are really great. you have an amazing eye and offer such inspiration to those of us who are still learning the "sport" of photography
     
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    What a great series. I especially like the car shots (and especially #2 and 4), with the soft light of the setting sun reflecting off it. Still looking forward to some osprey shots, though!
     
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    I'm working on the Osprey :( Maybe next time.

    Eric
     
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    Beautiful work again Eric :thumbsup:
    Fav is the fifth shot of the Meteor...super!
     
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    Another great series Eric. I'm lovin' all the Meteor shots and the one of the Farm house/barn. Great stuff!! :thumbsup:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very impressive again, and I am happy to hear how happy this little tour made you. So you have "your own" spots you go visit regularly, hoping that the photos you get out of them THIS TIME will be better again? I try the same, but with less good an outcome. Those Meteor shots ARE very, very good, and my favourite of those is your Photo 5 of this series. I really like that one VERY much, though that shows least that it is a Meteor (other than to car enthusiasts, which I am not).

    And I so understand why you HAD TO turn round to get back to that farm in the evening light, reflected in the flooded meadows around it! I would have turned for that one, too!!!
     
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    Awesome series Eric. All of the meteor pics look terrific.........as do the others. But the car shots are just amazing. Top job :thumbup: :)
     
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    Thanks again. I feel very refreshed after last nights shoot, just what I needed. Lots of sun today so I hope to shoot a little more on my travels for work.

    Eric
     
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    some time out with the camera is the way to go :thumbsup: and having a family that accepts that? its probably all you could want... you have a cool wife and family eric :)

    looks like you caught some really sweet light... thanks for documenting your time
    happy shooting :)
     

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