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Maine Cabin Weekend

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    This weekend a big group of friends organized a weekend up north in a huge rented cabin to celebrate someone's birthday. One of the guests was a friend of friends who is a professional photographer, and a good one, so I was excited / intimidated. I'm at that stage where I am "professional curious" I guess you'd call it, where I am beyond basic community college classes, and really need to shadow pros to keep getting better. She's wonderful, and humors me, and I've been careful not to hound her to death. Mostly I shut up and watch. I haven't seen her shots yet, but mine are posted to facebook where everyone could see them, so I'm really anxious to see what she posts. Mostly I didn't think about it much, and just did my thing. Such a great weekend. Camera was all the XT1, and lenses were a pretty even mix of 18-55 (mostly outdoors during the day), 35 f1.4 and 56 f1.2.

    The cabin at dusk
    15940508523_3a22e66131_b. KBRX5897 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Antlers were the design theme...
    16559000051_1a8b69c835_c. KBRX5675 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    A friend's daughter
    16534654206_603750c011_b. KBRX5721 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Another friend's daughter. The 56 is a staggeringly, frighteningly good piece of glass... look at her eyelashes on the full-size file on flickr
    16562731035_b671a7b16e_c. KBRX5755-P by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Jon and I went skiing saturday
    16559579602_2f6a2a648e_b. KBRX5844 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    The 56 indoors at night makes everything sooooo much easier.
    16559592762_00ea829487_b. KBRX6009 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Selfie
    16374777537_f991071532_b. KBRX6058 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Bathytime
    16559590462_cd66f5391f_b. KBRX6156 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Light painting
    16559589762_90dcbd4ceb_b. KBRX6184 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Also for my own sake (before I forget) she brought a Canon 5D and a 50mm f1.2 L lens. And that's it.
     
  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Man, Kyle, you get to do cool stuff. Your photographer friend's choice of gear reminds me of how I got by with a 100% manual Minolta SRT-200 with a lone 50mm f/2.0 Rokkor-X lens for something like five years in the 1970s. It can be done.
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    And really, there's not a ton you can't do with a fast-as-hell 50 and a gigantic sensor.
     
  5. Well shot from what looks like a fun weekend.
     
  6. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Looks like tons of fun. I did something similar this WE, but it will probably take me months to process the shots :)
     
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Well get on it, man. Gimme gimme.
     
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  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Found one on my iphone, did some editing, turned out ok...

    15950137094_157cc1dae7_c. IMG_0262 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
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  9. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    That's a gorgeous bedroom. Hope the antique books are real and not just a fancy decoration.
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    They were Reader's Digest Condensed Books from 1952 through the late 60's.
     
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  11. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Nice photos and looks like a great place. I bet you photos hold up well against the professionals.
     
  12. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    The pro's photos are up. And they are indeed humbling. It's awesome to get an experience like this... you're in the same place, same time, same everything. You brought whatever gear you're most comfortable with, so did she. You both have families, and you are trying to balance being present with taking the best shots you can manage. So seeing how many better MOMENTS she got, and how she got them is... so incredibly educational. I did ok, but she ate my lunch for sure. It's fantastic. Man is she good.

    Have a look. I'm the guy with an XT1 slung around him and a beer in his hand.

    http://wonderbliss.pixieset.com/mainecabin/
     
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  13. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    If it helps, I'm envious too but having said that I like yours also. All the kid pics and the cabin, the skier, the laughing lady. These are all personal to you and record a happy time:D
     
  14. ggweci

    ggweci SC Regular

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    Nov 9, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Craig
    Yes, her shots are indeed very well done and have a nice flow to them as they are all treated with the same PP; but don't sell yourself short. Your shots are very good and you captured some nice moments as well.
     
  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I hate being the "guy with the camera" at social gatherings so I no longer bring one, but it would be good to be able to take more people shots like yours and hers for the sake of record keeping.
     
  16. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Excellent series! :)
     
  17. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Your images do hold up nicely, but that a nice set images she posted!
     
  18. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    I enjoyed both series, yours and hers. Don't sell yourself short.
     
  19. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Great set. With all that snow, it's important to get out of Boston for a while.
     
  20. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Very nice images. Thanks for sharing them.
    . . . David