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Sunset and Telephone Poles

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So the world did not end after all… Here’s a photo to brighten your day: Sunset and Telephone poles… not sure what this says about my inner psyche, the weird dreams that I have, or why I take pictures of telephone poles. This photo was taken at sunset with a longer exposure as a car passed on the road in front of me giving the nice effect of the streaming headlights.

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Written by Chris

December 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Dachau

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Few things in life have made my spine tingle in fear as when I visited the concentration camp in Dachau Germany; knowing that men are capable of treating each other so horribly.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.6
  • Focal length: 8.1mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/270s

Written by Chris

December 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am

A Boy and His Tiger

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A boy and his tiger. How much longer will these days last? The days when a boy feels no shame in holding his beloved comforter in public. It doesn’t matter that Tigey is missing an eye. His fur is looking matted and rough from many cuddles. He is perfect in this boy’s eyes. The need for a beloved comforter will soon be gone and I will hold this moment in my memory. I wonder, will he remember the comfort and fun this stuffed tiger brought him?

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Written by Christina

December 6th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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I was privileged this weekend to take Christmas pictures for friends of ours.  I have to admit I was a little scared because I have never done portraits before and I was afraid I would mess it up.  So this little girls expression, I think, sums up my whole attempt.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s

Written by Chris

December 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Independence Hall

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  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s

Written by Chris

November 30th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Geometric Shadows

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  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

Written by Chris

November 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Quintessential Philly

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I love roach coaches.  If extreme sport folks want a true challenge have them eat at one of these and time how fast their sprint is to the nearest restroom after eating at one of these.  The food is questionable but usually good.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

Written by Chris

November 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am

Two Guys and Prayer Beads

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my favorite photographers.  Considered the father of modern photojournalism, he had a knack for capturing very intimate photo’s helping develop a style of photography called street-photography.  This photo is my attempt to mimic his style, capturing these two gentleman squatting down just outside Independence Hall in Philly with prayer beads in hand.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Written by Chris

November 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hey folks, it’s Thanksgiving week and I am thankful for all that God has done for me this year. The growth that I have experienced and the new friends I have gained as I establish roots here in PA.  I’m taking a vacation this week so no new photos… except this one. This photo was taken at the Dachau Concentration Camp just outside Munich Germany.  Each gravel rectangular shaped area held a barracks. Over its twelve years as a concentration camp, the Dachau administration recorded the intake of 206,206 prisoners and 31,951 deaths. This was a very sobering experience for me.  I  cannot understand how people can willfully attempt to exterminate one another.  For this I am thankful, that we have come far as species, but have farther to go.

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Focal length: 5.4mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/950s

Written by Chris

November 19th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Conversations I had while in prison

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My husband is over worked (aren’t we all) and tired so I offered to guest post. If this goes well- I won’t make a fool of myself; if not- let’s just say it’s not the first time I’ve embarrassed myself. I find it really interesting to visit former prisons.  Over the years the more we as humans value life the better we treat those who fill these correctional institutions. The way the penal system used to work, and the way it operates today, wether good or not is fascinating.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1s