GiiNii Photo Frames & Memory Cards

Many years ago I bought a GiiNii GN-7002W 7″ digital photo frame from the local TigerDirect store here in Raleigh. Since that time, many things have changed including the size of memory cards and SD card formatting along with disk boot records. My wife has a little Realistic (RIP Radio Shack) frame that works with a 2GB SD card, but this GiiNii 7″ refused to load any photos off of a 4GB SD card, but would load the images off of the 2GB card. I tried several reformats and making the 4GB SD card into a 2GB through partitioning before Continue reading GiiNii Photo Frames & Memory Cards

Canon Opportunity

I recently had the good fortune to come across an offering for some used Canon digital gear through my membership in the Photographic Society of the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham).  Based on the pricing, I knew the equipment would go fast.  So I acted quickly to get the first e-mail in stating that I wanted to purchase the gear.  Here is what I have ended up with after it was all said and done. 1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body) 2. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens Continue reading Canon Opportunity

Miracle League 10th Anniversary

After looking through some 4,000 photos I shot of the first year Miracle League games, I am a little bleary eyed and some of that is not just from looking at images.  I can remember holding back tears as I hid my face behind the camera while shooting a lot of these and that same feeling came back tonight. If you are not familiar with the Miracle League concept, it is a baseball league for disabled kids and adults.  The field in Cary, at Henry Adams Elementary School, opened 10 years ago.  The field consists of rubberized turf that allows Continue reading Miracle League 10th Anniversary

Two Weekends Shooting (Photos)

Last weekend I was asked to help photograph the Tour De Cure again after a couple of years away from this ride.  Hats off to the participants, some of whom rode both days from Cary to Aberdeen on Saturday and back on Sunday.  I saw lots of familiar faces and was truly astounded by the fundraising efforts of the champions who are are pictured here. This weekend I had to pleasure to photograph my niece Raven and her boyfriend Andrew on the way to their high school prom.  She will hate me for this, but I can’t resist the opportunity for Continue reading Two Weekends Shooting (Photos)

Step Out Walk 2014

The photos from this year’s Step Out walk are located here.  Thanks to all of the volunteers, walkers and sponsors for making the event a success.  All photos at my PerformancePixel.com may be downloaded for free/no charge. So don’t use the order prints feature unless that offers a convenient means for you to get them.  The prices for prints that are ordered is the cost that the lab charges with no markup from me.  Again, thanks for your support of the walk.  It was great to see so many families supporting loved ones with diabetes.

Photo Shoots

It was a busy weekend for photography.  So much so that I had to call in the reserves (my wife & father-in-law) to help.  The first event was the Raleigh Police 5K Run For Our Heroes in downtown Raleigh.  The other event was the first annual Bed Race held by the Caring Community Foundation.  If you are looking for the images, you will find the 5K photos here and the Bed Race photos here.  As always thanks for your support of these great charities, the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation and the Caring Community Foundation. The memorial foundation has been working Continue reading Photo Shoots

St. Baldrick’s Raleigh Event

Many thanks to all of the folks that came out and supported the Raleigh St. Baldrick’s event (updated totals at the link)  this year.  The numbers shared with volunteers prior to the event were: over $200,000 raised and 400+ shavees and another 100+ volunteers. I am sure the actual numbers will be higher with the number of groups that showed up and the last minute challenges from the stage.  This was my first St. Baldrick’s event thanks to my friend of 40 years Evelyn Putnam who recruited me to help since I already shoot for some other local charities.  I am Continue reading St. Baldrick’s Raleigh Event

Zenphoto Offline

Due to a major upgrade failure of Zenphoto – Yea, just copy the index.php and contents of zp-core after a backup of your DB and your site will upgraded super easy –  NOT!  My photos are offline for now.  I think I may have to find something else.  The site is actually up and available, but I have to put passwords back on albums now that were protected and now are not.

Mountain Photo Excursion and Other Shoots

I decided to to take a week of vacation to do some photography up in Boone where my folks are originally from and hoped to catch the tail end of the fall leaves.  I did get some autumn shots, but it seems most of the reds were gone and the weather was rainy with 40 mile an hour winds the day I got up early to try and catch a sunrise; but the images I did get that morning, while not a sunrise, were worth the effort. Click here or the image to visit the album. I also got to spend Continue reading Mountain Photo Excursion and Other Shoots

Three’s

If bad luck runs in three’s, I hope I am done with BL for a while.  So I backup my OS drive on my photo processing workstation and tell Acronis TrueImage to shutdown the computer when complete.  Well, that shutdown was permanent, it would seem, as the motherboard on the system will not even reach POST.  So a capacitor has probably gone bad, but I can’t complain about the Gateway refurb that I picked up on the cheap almost five years ago.   And now I get to build a new system and get to include my niece when I Continue reading Three’s