Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oh deer.

I managed to snap a picture of this pretty buck tiptoeing on the edge of the Grand Canyon one morning. Neat thing about getting a shot with a camera is that the animal lives.


A more silhouetted shot right out of the can. Still works.

Wide Open

Kayti At Primo - Final Week

Kayti, one of the very best baristas at the Primo Cafe in Fallbrook is leaving after 5 1/2 years to start her new career as a cosmetologist in Carlsbad. All the Fallbrook Redneck Shutters will certainly miss her cheery smile and colorful sense of personal style.

canyon mouth

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Robert's Rules of Order and Chaos

We have added a provisional member this week and are considering another, a woman that would break up a seriously male group, a good thing! This blog is a forum that was first conceptualized by Sauerwein and I and we never gave much thought to rules of any kind, both being fairly anarchistic sorts with our own personal problems in regards to dealing with authority.

Be that as it may, I think that this here shutter blog is progressing nicely. I like the work that we are posting, and don't know of any small village photographic corollary of its kind. Ken was asking about parameters for joining and here are (is?) my two cents. It is a blog for the Fallbrook Photographic community and as long as the work is good and doesn't monopolize the website, the more the merrier.

The site germinated from two eggs - the local color photographic show that we had last fall and our saturday morning meetings at the coffee shop.  Ken suggested, and I second, that members should at least occasionally hang out with us and talk shop on Saturday mornings. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bronze Pour #2

I think I like this one better than the other I posted. What do you think???

Sands of Time

Nice photo exhibit in latest online issue of  Wired.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fallbrook Moose Lodge

Some of my favorite shots come courtesy of my local watering hole, the Moose Lodge. Lots of grit, a better class of people. The top shot is my old pal, the late Fritz, an ex member of the Luftwaffe who always had a pint in his hand and liked to play the squeezebox. Few more characters below, lodge brothers John and Dave.

FRS - Blue Red and White

Main Street Fallbrook

Robert and I were testing a couple of old Leica M3 cameras on Main Street in Fallbrook the other day when we met Reesha. Robert immediately asked her if we could take her picture. I also had my trusty old D300 hanging from my shoulder so I used it to take these portraits, one serious and one smiling. Reesha has a unique sense of personal style and was very cooperative for the portraits.

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Technology

Saw this interesting article today. A new lens mount turns your iphone into a pretty serious camera.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I stuck some macro stuff on my blog. You can link to the shots here. I used my standard Nikon 18/135mm lens because that is what I had with me. The shots still pleased me. Better to take an imperfect shot than to take nothing at all, I suppose.

My fabulous Grandkids

My grandkids, Gavin, Maren, Camden, Anderson and Dashiell... Last name: SEALS
The shirts were my wife Lauren's idea.