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 about an hour or so with my aunt who has all of the Brown family history recorded in a notebook.  Once I deciphered how the book was set up, I was able to confirm my family ancestors on the Brown side back to 1750’s in the Wilkes County (later it became Watauga County) area of North Carolina.  One book on the early history of the area record that the Brown family came from Holland or Germany and my research on familysearch.org records the father of the first Brown (1750) as a German family Braun.

Once back in town on Friday, I went to visit the Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte with my wife’s relatives from  Michigan who are in town to go to the Martinsville race this weekend.  Saturday, I was up and out early to photograph the local American Diabetes Association’s Step Out walk for Diabetes.  This is my second year shooting this charity event for Jim and Paulette.  It was great to see some of the same folks again this year.  The photos can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.performancepixel.com/stepout2013/ The videos are at: http://www.youtube.com/user/performancepixel?feature=watch

 The next shoot was of my nephew’s four year old photos who was also in town visiting.  Super cute kid and the new “used” lens – the Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 on my D600 was amazing.  For this shot I had a umbrella soft box with a SB-800 to his left and the main SB-800 on the camera to try and fill in since the shot was backlit.

Camera Maker: Nikon Corporation
Camera Model: NIKON D600
Original Time Taken: 2013:10:26 13:31:25
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO Sensitivity: 50
Exposure Compensation: -0.67 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash Fired: Compulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length: 70 mm
Lens Info: 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8

 

 

 

 

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