Kip. Cross. Eagle. Power Trio?

As a technical director for a church, the holy week (Palm Sunday through Easter), is a really busy time. Since I have that valid excuse I can say that I have failed to post my pictures and back stories and not feel like a complete slacker. That being said, I have had some questions of where my updates have been the last 2 days. Time to cough up these shots.

Here we go! I have the three missing pictures. For the record, these are taken on the days I missed. Since many folks get this blog update via RSS and Email subscription, this will be all together. Don’t want to fill up their mail boxes. My goal moving on is to get them up in the late evening everyday for that same day. My friend Shelly has never missed a day. I have failed in her eyes…. sad…

April 21st

This is Kip. This was a setup shot for a video shoot I did with my D7000. Kip was kind enough to be my model to get lighting and a shot setup before the subject of the video arrived. How do I repay him? Make him picture of the day!

Behind Kip is our stage in ‘The Loft’ which is home to our student ministries (Jr & Sr High Youth Group)

Nikon D7000 | 1/40 | ISO 800 | 50mm | f/4 | flash – not used

Kip Kraisinger

April 22nd

Good Friday. The greatest worst needed day in human history.

This is a 8ft tall oak cross built for this years Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Services.

Nikon D7000 | 1/60 | ISO 640 | 55mm | f/5.6 | flash – not used

Good Friday Cross

April 23rd

David and I visited the zoo. We were the first ones in the gate. The weather was dreary at best. Since we were pretty early, the animals were still being somewhat social. I assume as the day marches on they want nothing to do with humans.

This bald eagle was just posing and wanting me to take it’s picture. I was able to get 17 feet away from it’s perch and snapped this shot.

I know I overuse this lens, but I really love it’s reach and its awesome glass. The lens is a 1975 Nikon Nikkor 400mm prime lens. Snagged it on Craig’s List for a paltry $75. (Owners were told by a camera shop it would not work on a DSLR. I disagree.)

Nikon D7000 | 1/125 | ISO 400 | 400mm | f/8 | flash – not used

American Bald Eagle, Topeka Zoo

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