At the beginning of the year, I started my very own 365 photography project where each day I would create an image using my Leica M9 rangefinder camera. I really thought it would be quite problematic, and this is my first such endeavor, to publish each day so I am batching them instead. So the ensuing images are for days 16-22 on the timeline.
My favorite photograph last week was an image of my friend Pat, who runs a website called Knowledge Adventures, LLC that offers information on how residential real estate owners can reduce their property taxes without the need for outside consultants. Pat has been managing homeowners’ associations, condominiums and other rental property throughout the Dallas Metroplex for about 20 years and has summarized his expertise into a do-it-yourself publication called “How to Win Residential Property Tax Appeals.”
It is one of my favorite shots of the week. It’s not one of my best photography accomplishments, but it does offer some insight into my friend whose portrait I captured in his home office. He’s a light-hearted guy, works hard at what he does, sometimes silly and wants to travel extensively someday, which is reflected in the wall maps behind his desk.
The rest of the images may be summarized as follows.
Day 16: A Partially Frozen Raymondskill Falls taken during a hike where the temperatures where in the low teens. The waterfall is composed of three drops and the combined height is just four feet short of Niagara Falls height
Day 17: Fairleigh Dickinson University Swimming Pool, which was taken inside the student recreation center. It was lit with a single Quantum QFlash Turbo 5D set to full power while the camera was set to ISO 400, f/4, 1/60th. The flash was set off remotely using a pair of Pocket Wizard MultiMax units. This was a test shot for a team photo I need to do at this location.
Day 18: AView from the Hood. I was driving along I-40 in Virginia and snapped a photo from over the dashboard.
Day 19: A Farm Along I-40 Near Nashville, TN
Day 20: Pat at Randy White’s Barbecue on Preston Road in Frisco Texas.
Day 21: Pat at His Home Office
Day 22: Koda Resting on His Side