October 26, 2013 New Toys

 

A few quick grab shots of two new toys for the boys.

The music for this page is “Stick it to Ya” by Slaughter. “Up All Night” was the big hit; classic party anthem.  That track features fine verses with a fabulous pre-chorus.  Playing this rock classic requires tuning your guitar down a full step (DGCFAD) or it will not sound right.

WARNING!  Any attempt to sing like Mark Slaughter can result in great bodily harm.  You can’t do it, so please save yourself…if not for you, for the children.

 

OCT 26 2013  005Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/10 and a 1/400 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 24mm (APS-C).

This is Scott and Nancy Albrecht’s dog Remme, which is short for Remington.  His new toy is a brand new frisbee, which is flying by in the foreground.  He chewed his old one up.

 

 

 

OCT 26 2013  006bNikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/10 and a 1/400 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 24mm (APS-C).  IMAGE CROPPED.

Remme in mid lunge.  He’s a super-friendly dog; loves people.  I pumped up my ISO to 500 to help freeze the motion but things still came out a bit soft.

 

 

 

OCT 26 2013  009ANikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/13 and a 1/640 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 24mm (APS-C).  IMAGE CROPPED.

Here’s Remme resting on the Albrecht’s invisible bird feeder, which has been cloaked for the Winter.  Doesn’t it look like he’s standing on something?

 

 

 

OCT 26 2013  007ANikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/14 and a 1/800 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 24mm (APS-C).

Remme sure loves his new toy!  By the way, these were all shot with the wrong lens for action shots; the ultra-wide Soupcan Stan.  I had that out for my new toy, which is next.

 

 

 

OCT 26 2013  011ANikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/16 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 19mm (APS-C).

In July I picked up a 2013 Nissan Altima, but for reasons that are beyond the scope of this web page, I wasn’t happy with it.  A ten year Toyota owner prior to the Nissan, it was back to Toyota; a 2013 Camry SE V6.  I name all my cars, and this one is christened U.S.S. Nimitz (named after WWII US Naval Admiral Chester W. Nimitz).  I just despise white cars, so naturally I bought one.  I liked the contrast this had versus the black models.  Oops, forgot to set the ISO back to 100.

 

 

 

OCT 26 2013  012Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X PRO DXII lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/125 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 20mm (APS-C).

Kind of a neat logo shot (and I got the ISO back to 100).  I had my previous Camry (U.S.S. Reagan) for 8 years.  Hopefully, U.S.S. Nimitz will also have a lasting tenure.

 

As long as I have the floor, here’s my Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot for the current nominees (still no Pat Benatar or Chicago…grrrrr!):

 

Nirvana – a no brainer.  “Nevermind” changed music and wiped out an entire phase of rock music (bands like Slaughter, were finished).

KISS – musically, not my favorite, but they are obvious rock icons, and they certainly were a large influence to many artists.  They deserve to be in.

Hall and Oates – one of the true classic duos with very catchy and memorable songs.  These two could indeed craft a song!  Their nomination was long overdue.

Linda Rondstat – yes, yes, yes…I know she’s not really rock and roll (but check out “You’re No Good”), but her career and amazing voice rates the HOF.

Yes – it was a tough call between Yes and Deep Purple for my final choice.  In the end, I went with Yes, because they created some amazing songs and helped inspire progressive music.

 

There are many deserving artists on the ballot this year, but these are my choices.

 

What’s this got to do with photography?

 

Nothing.

 

Hey, it’s my site.

 

I can’t believe I bought a WHITE car.

 

I can’t believe you made it this far.

 

all images © Scott Woelm – October 2013