Archive for April, 2008

Sunset in Whitesbog, New Jersey

Monday, April 21st, 2008

After deciding the clouds moving in were going to ruin the sunset, I started to drive home. What a misjudgment! About 5 miles down the road, I looked back to find great color and very dramatic light. I found a spot to turn around and went back. I missed the most dramatic light because of my impatience, but the sunset was still quite beautiful when I got back to take photos. I learned a key lesson of photography that day: Never leave before the sun is down!

Stream Sunset

Whitesbog, New Jersey

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

After a few uninspired, busy weeks, I made time to go shooting this past Friday and Saturday. On Friday, I took a trip to scout out Batsto Lake not too far from Tuckerton, New Jersey. It looks like it has some promise, although bug spray is a must. I found 3 ticks on me after walking for less than 15 minutes. I went back to Whitesbog for sunset and found a few good spots for future photos.

On Saturday I went back to Whitesbog for sunset. I found this small group of stumps in one of the bogs. Because the bog is so shallow, the water is very still, making for awesome reflections of the sky. Here is what I ended up with:

Whitesbog Reflection

New Laptop: Apple 2.2Ghz Macbook

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

A few weeks ago, in thinking about pursuing real estate photography, I realized I would need a flexible portfolio to show off my work to potential clients. After talking to some friends and family and doing some research of my own, I figured a Mac would fit my needs well. I found a previous generation 2.2ghz Core 2 Duo White Macbook for ~30% off the original price on the refurbished page of the Apple.com store. I ordered it the Wednesday before easter and received it in the mail the next Wednesday. It took literally 5 minutes (or so) to set up my user account and network connections. This is my first Mac, so the operating system is all new to me, but I found it simple and easy to use. Overall, the Macbook is excellent. Fast, easy to use, and simple, elegant design. Of course, surfing the web and instant messaging on the couch again is great. :-D