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Summer Camp!

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by zpierce, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    661
    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Every year our family goes up to a family camp in northern Minnesota with a number of other families for a week of community and fun. It's always a great opportunity to focus on my photography for a solid week with lots of people, nature, and other subjects to shoot. It was hard to pick, but I tried to pull a representative sample from the 300 or so keepers I had. Most were shot with my 3 primes P14, PL25, PL45, with emphasis on the 25. A few were shot with 14-140 or 100-300.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/7688772660/" title="P1290086.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr"> 7688772660_1822a0e8a4_z. "640" height="427" alt="P1290086.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/7688778930/" title="P1290110.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr"> 7688778930_78793eecf5_z. "640" height="480" alt="P1290110.jpg"></a>

    I stumbled into the week they were doing a staff photo shoot so I joined in the fun.

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    The aftermath of a pretty big storm that rolled through. The sky was just stunning for awhile.

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    Had a little fun with my flashlight one night.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/7688483448/" title="P1280334.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr"> 7688483448_5b44fab9f6_z. "427" height="640" alt="P1280334.jpg"></a>

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    Local wildlife

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/7688381618/" title="P1280152.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr"> 7688381618_3113b0a2af_z. "640" height="480" alt="P1280152.jpg"></a>

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    The staff really connect with the kids

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    The kids get to run wild for a week and really get a sense of freedom.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/7688472886/" title="P1280308.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr"> 7688472886_e70d649d6a_z. "640" height="480" alt="P1280308.jpg"></a>
     
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice set Zach. Awesome clouds in #5 ...and both the pier shots are fantastic too. I would've been so tempted to ask the kid to jump in....an action shot of him in mid-flight, in the air all arms and legs would've been epic.

    Thanks for sharing mate....I can't wait for a week off work to get away and back up to Victorian alpine country to just chill and take heaps of snaps.

    Bring on Melbourne Cup long weekend :)
     
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Guys seriously....there are some really cool shots here and we've let this thread (and many others just like it) slip through virtually unnoticed recently, too busy cranking up the chatter arguing about what is or isn't Leica pop or which lens to buy next or which sensors images shows less noise at 500% magnification....Really ?

    I have nothing against gear talk, I'm all for it in fact....but let's at least stop once in a while to show our appreciation when a member takes the time to share some images.

    ....isn't that why we are here after all ? ....because we love photos ??
     
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  4. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Aug 24, 2010
    Jane
    Looks like a great time was had by all! Nice set! Really like the lines in that second pier shot!
     
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Looks like it was lots of fun. There are some really fine shots in this set! :thumbup:
     
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  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I agree - image threads get hardly any comments while gear threads get pages of discussion. I make an effort to look at every photo thread that I can and give folks some encouragement.
     
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  7. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    love the bubble shot!
    it needs vignetting tho
    (ignore me, i think everything needs vignetting)

    also love the bow on the... mind blank...
    ...
    ...
    deck?
    ...
    whats the big long wooden thing called?! omg my brain is already asleep! lol

    i wish he was standing in the same spot in the second version of the shot!
     
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  8. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    661
    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Dock / pier :)

    Thanks for the vignette suggestion, I'll have to try that!
     
  9. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    661
    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Thanks mate, you're always there with the support for myself and others and I really appreciate it. Love looking at your shots as well. I thought maybe I bombed with too many shots but I spent all week shooting every day and in reality had a ton of great shots. It was hard to keep it to this few / many :)

    I'm as guilty as anyone of getting sucked into gear threads, but I try to hit the image threads because really my gear is fine, I need the artistic inspiration!
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great shots Zach! Love the cloud and pier shots especially. Great colors and comp.

    Where do you guys usually go? I had a coworker that went up for a family camp, but didn't see him in the pics (well, think his was a week or two earlier) :biggrin:
     
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  11. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    945
    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Really great shots. I love all of them. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Hi Zach, looks like a lot of fun for all. Very cool shot of the sky after the storm. I'm looking forward to some long-awaited summer family time later this month.
     
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  13. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

    65
    Jul 15, 2012
    Denmark
    I like the first image with the two kids in the water framed by the bubble. :thumbup:
     
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  14. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    661
    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    This is a small camp up on Cass Lake. It's affiliated with the Unitarian universalist church called Camp Unistar.
     
  15. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Some great shots you have there... I really like the pier shots also, those are both really good use of backlighting from the setting sun! The composition with the bubble maker and the two kids in the water "inside" the bubble was some awesome timing :biggrin:
     
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  16. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Wait, which one of these had Leica pop? I don't see it in the 100% crops... :rofl:

    One thing I wish we had was an easier way to view new/updated "images to share" threads specifically. The front/portal page of the site has this in a sidebar on the right, but it's very small and limited to a handful of most recent threads. I'd love an expanded version of that as the images threads are my favorites :thumbup:
     
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  17. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Very nice set. I like the bubble in the clouds the best.
     
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