Duracoat v.s. Armacoat

Over the past couple of months I\\\\\\\'ve done up a few firearms for myself or customers using either Duracoat or Armacoat products and while this isn\\\\\\\'t going to be an in-depth review of the products, I thought I\\\\\\\'d aware some observations and thoughts... More »


Category Archives: Photography

This Ain’t no Toyota

There are a lot of drivers on the road that really shouldn’t be. There are also a lot of trucks on the road that are not safe. Thankfully on Wednesday we experienced a truck that was safe – but that was being driven by a driver that wasn’t. This happened just outside our residence and thankfully no one was hurt – and evidence even suggests that no pants were soiled in this mishap.

I’d like to make sure to give credit to Tia and William Heide for taking some of these photos as well. It was a crazy day that could have been avoided if the guy actually made a wide turn. It was that simple. It was also very expensive as they spent over 6 hours doing recovery and cleanup – and the truck and trailer are probably a write-off.

Drive to Camp

Today we delivered my 11-year old son to a Wilderness Mountain Camp out West.  This is his first time at camp without brother and while he does have a couple of his cousins with him, it will be a change for him without little brother tagging along.  On the way, we spotted some pretty nice country and on the way back we took a bit of a different route and found ourselves in some very scenic country.

The first image is of an old coal mining works that was still being worked today.  They were cleaning up a small amount of coal and loading it onto trucks instead of the train that was parked in the foreground.

The other image is of the Oldman Dam that was running wide open a couple of weeks back in order to help prevent some flooding of smaller towns up river.  Today it was silent – and dry.


Family Hadouken Shoot

We took a few minutes tonight and had a bit of fun trying some hadouken-style photography.  The final result is below, but there are several things to know before trying this for yourself.

1) Most kids aren’t actors.  By that I mean that while they can pretend to be sick to stay home from school, something like this is too much fun to keep a serious face on throughout the shoot.

2) Patience is key.  ’nuff said.

3) Camera shutter speed should be around 1/60th of a second in order to get some motion blur.  This gives a sence of fast-paced action and makes for a better shot.

4) Have fun.  These shots won’t be used for Christmas cards (not likely anyhow), but they are fun to flip through later.  Enjoy taking them, making them and sharing them.