Saturday, July 21, 2007

Get this show on the road

If you want to know more about me then I'll recommend you over to my travel blog where you can be entertained for hours on end by my little adventure.

If you're lazy and not initiated enough to follow a simple link then I'll give you a brief run down by introducing myself as Alan Gage and letting you know that I've sold my house and nearly all my worldly possessions to live out of my car and travel around the country. Cool, huh?

I'm currently about 2 months into the trip and things are going very well. Unfortunately I'm not independently wealthy so nearly everything I do has to be on the cheap and I'm picking up work a week or two at a time as I travel to try and keep some money in the bank.

But that's not what this blog is really going to be about. Photography is my main hobby and I'm trying to get plenty of it in while I'm seeing the country. I show plenty of it on my main travel blog but I don't really want to bore everyone that reads it with all the little technical details that I find so interesting; because believe or not that's just plain boring to 99% of the population!

I'm pretty much a what you see is what you get type of guy and that should be reflected in my writings on photography. I'll talk about my equipment, how it works, and what I think of it; but you're not likely to see me put up a bunch of 100% crops and nit pick every little thing. I'm much more concerned with how the equipment actually works in real life and not in controlled test situations. Hopefully that viewpoint will be a bit refreshing.

Phew, that's about enough work for today. There's no need to rush into anything. I better go rest a while and further updates will follow.

Details of above self portrait: umbrella to camera left, Pentax K10D and DA40/2.8 lens on tripod in front of me set to a different ISO then my flash meter because it was really late and I also forgot to turn on the bare flash to the camera right to act as fill. Oddly enough I liked this picture better then any of the others I took where things were actually set correctly! Ain't that the way it always goes?

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