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2015 Photo Project – December In Review

Well, this wraps up my 2015 photo project! If you’re just now seeing this, you can read up on my 2015 goals here, but I’ll write another blog post on my 2015 goals as a whole later.  For now, here are my last installment of photos for the project.

Some friends of ours asked me to take a family portrait of them to use for Christmas cards and whatnot, so I was happy to do it.  Before everyone got there I was able to snap a few candid photos of their kids running around. After everyone showed up, the real photo I came to take was much easier now that someone could hold these kids!

The day before Christmas Eve, we got a tremendous amount of rain and there was a good bit of flooding as well. My wife and I walked over to the park to see the flooding, and the lake that is normally there was now much higher than usual, covering the base of nearly all the trees. That combined with the dense fog and the sun setting made for a really spooky & surreal looking environment. I rushed home to get my camera in hopes that I could capture this before the sun set. I got some great photos that documented what it looked like that day, but in editing them there was only really one photo that I really loved the way it looked in the end.


Photo #35 – 12/08/2015
Camera: Canon 7D w/ Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens
Settings: 1/400 seconds @ f/2.8, ISO 200, no flash


Photo #36 – 12/08/2015
Camera: Canon 7D w/ Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens
Settings: 1/200 seconds @ f/2.8, ISO 100, no flash


Photo #37 – 12/24/2015
Camera: Canon 7D w/ Canon 16-28mm 2.8L Lens
Settings: 1/80 seconds @ f/4.0, ISO 200, no flash