Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yoga in Central Park for 13,000


On June 22, 2010 roughly 10,000 plus yoga practitioners got together on the Great Lawn in Central Park. An estimated 13,000 registered for the free event. Reggie Watts entertained the crowd. The yoga class ended early due to rain.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

After Katrina, Before BP


After Hurricane Katrina, before BP oil leak, Chalmette holds a crawfish festival.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brooklyn Sakura Matsuri 2010


Moments from the Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, May 2010.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Brooklyn Museum, May 2010


This is a short video of free live music & dancing on a Saturday night at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The people could dance, listen to live music, and peruse the art galleries.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mermaid Parade 2010


Mermaid Parade 2010, originally uploaded by cisc1970.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/franciscodaum/sets/72157624188166223/

This event was primarily shot using aperture priority at f8, using ISO 100. Auto ISO would activate if the shutter speed was slower than 1/60 of a sec.

The on board strobe was in Commander mode which triggered a handheld strobe off to the right of the subject. Most of the vertical photos had the onboard strobe firing to the left while the hand held strobe was on the right.

Strobes use more battery power & you may lose shots if you wait too long for them to recycle. You may need to engage your subject & take more time setting up your shot.

While walking it might be better to shoot at 1/250 of a second to prevent movement blur. At F8, it's going to demand higher ISO & brighter strobes. It might be easier to just open a full stop to get the shutter to freeze action. The summer is full of parades to get better.