Friday, February 22, 2008

snow day










This is what having a snow day is all about! Not going outside and getting all cold, noooooo......! But staying in my jammies ALL DAY and cuddling with my monkeys and shooting with my super fun toys. (d3 + 85 1.4 combo switched up with the 14-24 2.8) What's not to love about that scenario?

Of course they were more than game to play, and were so excited for Mommy to not have to work and to actually say yes to jumping on my bed!

I was working though, just a little. I had learned a while back from Mike Colon about how he programs his back auto focus button to do all of the focus and his shutter release is only that, for the shutter. Makes total sense to me NOW, back then I just didn't grasp the concept for some reason but now it is an amazing new way to shoot and hold focus and not lose the moment at all. So of course I want to get as much shooting in doing this as possible while also working a brand new camera body. There are a lot of similarities to the D200 (my main work horses last year) and the D3 but there are just enough differences where I want to know my gear like the back of my hand. Last year I had it down, and could switch stuff up intuitively without really even thinking about it.

So I will be a shooting fool, as much as I can do whenever, where ever WHO ever! Be prepared for it!

On a side note- last night's PUG meeting at Greg Weed's house in Monroe was outstanding! Greg & his wife Dana were such gracious hosts, provided such delicious food and we had a ton of new people in attendance!

14 comments:

Robin Dini Photography said...

these are amazing. can't wait to play on a snow day with my monkeys. Dude, seriously, I want that camera, or just the lens. It's sick. I was watching frank from across the room and I wanted to take a picture but it wouldn't have come out in my brain the way I want it like the D3. That 1.4 is just...oooooh! the goose bumps!

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Holy Toledo these are beautiful - especially Georgie by the window and the last one of Jack...really awesome awesome stuff. Enjoy the movie! xo

Bruce Thivierge said...

Carla I totally cracked up when I read this 'cause I've been doing the SAME thing since I got back from the seminar! (Minus the D3 of course, don't have one yet.) But I re-programmed the focus on the D200 and borrowed Val's 85mm 1.4 and I've been shooting like crazy ever since ;)

Love the shots, and the kiddies are adorable!

Jacob Bergmeier said...

Ditto to you and Bruce on the auto focus trick... [b]ecker had that about a week ago on his b-school and JBraga re-tweeked my interest in in yesterday at the PUG meeting to figure it out.... haven't put the camera down since.

PS... you rocked those shots.

Carla Ten Eyck said...

YAY! I love that I wasn't the only total nerd obsessing over this... ;)

I can't wait to shoot more tomorrow- I may have to get my little guy snowboarding with his daddy-o tomorrow....ooohhhhh!!! So exciting!

Robert J. Trenske said...

Hey Carla, these pictures are really georgeous. It was so good to finally meet you this week at the Mike Colon event and then again last night. It's funny that you mentioned the back auto focus button. It is really going to change the way I shoot and going to take a little getting used to, but I think it is a good thing. Anyways, I hope to talk to you soon!!

STEVE DePINO said...

Such a great job on these!!! I love all of them!!!

Candace Jeffery Photography said...

Your kids are too cute! I really have to try that new focus thing too.

Sam Chinigo said...

Hey C..Love, love, love all of them!! So, just wondering...does everything you do just rock or what? BTW..you and Steve are welcome on that glass clinking thing. ;-)

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Oh don't think I forgot about that Sam! That was too funny, did you see Steve blush?

OK, me too... ;)


and thank you all so much for the compliments, it really means a lot :)

Mary Marantz said...

yay! I'm not spamming you anymore! Sooo like I was telling you, these are AWESOME!! That one of Georgie by the window is BEAU-TI-FUL!!!

love you!
M:)

raw photo design said...

hey carla. your little twerps are so lucky to have such a cool mama with a d3 that takes such amazing photos. sorry I missed you at the last PUG, are you going to Meg's house on the 1st?

nikki nicole photography said...

hey girl love all of them specially the one of georgie by the window. oh btw i changed my focus button too after the seminar it now makes sense to my why you do that!!!

E. Broderick Photography said...

These are so beautiful. The first one is almost haunting...so pretty. I am dying to learn more about this back-focusing...