Its been longer than I had planned between posts (a common refrain the last year or so). As it turned out my plans to do a post early in the month were waylaid by congressional
inaction incompetence idiocy. With the gov’t shutdown I am now out of work until our lords and masters can get off their royal butts and decide to do their jobs. The last couple of weeks have been stressful and even though I’ve had much more time on my hands, I’ve been trying to bury myself in a combination of spending as much time with my family as I possibly can and doing as much free/cheap work around my house (and maybe a slight bit of foxhole religion creeping in now and again).
This past weekend I had a chance to go the Maryland Renaissance Festival with just my wife, leaving the kids at home with my parents who were visiting from out of town. It has been raining for the last several days and it rained for the first couple of hours there.
Out of my usual trend, I’ve decided to narrate this series of pictures.
Enchanting melody: Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.8, 1/200s, ISO400
When the King smiles, everyone smiles. When the king grimaces… Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/500s, ISO400
Fairy fire. No, really, it’ll be a fairy. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO400
Colors of the rainbow. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/3.5, 1/125s, ISO400
Pinch it off. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/3.2, 1/200s, ISO800
Puddles in the rain. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/2500s, ISO200
Signs of fall. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO200
Where have all the drunkards gone. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/80s, ISO200
Royal Ungulate. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO200
Steaming pile of kiln. Olympus 17mm f/2.8: f/11, 1/10s, ISO200
Merry Gentleman. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO400
Skirting the issue. Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/125s, ISO200
Cathedral of wood. Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/2, 1/15s, ISO200
Now that’s a ridge vent[ing fire]. Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/3.2, 1/400s, ISO200
Help, I’ve married a Reny! Panasonic 25mm f/1.4: f/1.4, 1/400s, ISO200
Magic! Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/2.8, 1/320s, ISO200
Bonnie lass. Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/4, 1/125s, ISO200
Ivy out of control. Olympus 12mm f/2: f/3.2, 1/500s, ISO200
It emerges! Sigma 60mm f/2.8: f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO800
And that’s a wrap for now. Hopefully I’ll be back to work soon. Either way, I am going back to the Renaissance festival next weekend with my whole family and family from out of town (as we had two day tickets and the kids are free). I am sure I’ll have at least a few more pictures to blog with after next weekend. In addition, I still haven’t forgotten about doing a review of the stellar Olympus 12mm or the Sigma 60mm. those are coming, maybe during the week this week if I feel up to it.