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Photographer at Work

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 8 January 2011 in People & Portrait.

Fellow Am3 member, Bill Laing, and I were shooting together this day.

I knew that I was hearing from photographers yesterday when there was more concern for the camera than the photographer :))) Those were my feelings exactly at the time. For what it's worth, I took a burst of shots and in some of them, you can barely make out the driftwood.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 400 170 mm (35mm equiv.)

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

What a great shot! Action!

8 Jan 2011 5:07am

Becky from los angeles, United States

There's that photographer smile! Very very cool! Great shot!

8 Jan 2011 5:28am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great intensity!

8 Jan 2011 5:33am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

the clarity is fantastic!! great colors and strong image!!!

8 Jan 2011 5:43am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Happy to get acquainted of Bill. A beautiful portrait action !

8 Jan 2011 6:42am

PATRICK from miramas, France

juste excellent 5****

8 Jan 2011 7:57am

marci from in, Morocco

what a familiar pose! great shot!

8 Jan 2011 9:23am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Superb action shot. Spot on!

8 Jan 2011 9:27am

Franz from Baden, Austria

absorbed in what he is doing, with a look of utter concentration! superb!

8 Jan 2011 9:43am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

cool attitude, so familiar ;-)

8 Jan 2011 9:56am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The Kings brought me a one-armed tripod as having Bill! will do well if you use it! The photographer caught ... good image my friend! Best regards friend Jack! muchos besos y abrazos, Adela

8 Jan 2011 9:56am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Excellent, crisp portrait. Pleased to meet Bill

8 Jan 2011 10:03am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

In action, he can only see her topic :) Very nice picture and superb DOF. Good day.

8 Jan 2011 10:12am

Frida from Sweden

Photographer in action, I think I can relate to that smile :-) Like he's seeing what he wants to capture.

8 Jan 2011 10:56am

@Frida: i have consistently found that it is next to impossible to access your website and make comments. if you don't hear from me, that is the reason why

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

hahaha great action shot Jack, tell the photographer that he opens his left eye;-)))

8 Jan 2011 11:24am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great place to take some pictures!

8 Jan 2011 12:41pm

Irene from L C, France

Very nice capture !

8 Jan 2011 1:07pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sorry to be out of step with everyone, but I can relate to the clothes. High fashion for photographers, warm layers and big deep pockets for carrying lenses, remote releases, spare battery packs, filters etc. Leave the bag in the car and fill those pockets!

8 Jan 2011 2:05pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Nice action shot. Looking at your series of images makes me feel like I'm there in the great outdoors, witnessing the awesome forces of nature first hand.

8 Jan 2011 2:57pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

great theme! the color is so real and fantastic, like you see it "live"

8 Jan 2011 3:01pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Nice catch, there at the ocean's edge, and a reminder to get out my monopod!

8 Jan 2011 3:13pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Bill is a firm believer in using a monopod. On this trip, I did everything handheld.

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


8 Jan 2011 3:33pm

don from spokane, Afghanistan

I like the intensity of your friend's concentration that comes through in this shot. Well done.

8 Jan 2011 4:05pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes indeed- excellent capture and Bill looks great..cheers to both of you.!

8 Jan 2011 4:08pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Passion when you hold us ...

8 Jan 2011 4:24pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

an excellent portrait Jack! I bet he's delighted with it. I'd love if someone captured me while I was photographing.

8 Jan 2011 4:37pm

@Diane: he's a great friend. he and another photographer and i meet for a couple of hours once a week to talk photography; we also socialize with our spouses

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An excellent capture Jack of the elusive photographer plying his trade! I can see that he is dressed for success on this day! ;-)

8 Jan 2011 5:37pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est un coup à tomber à l'eau

8 Jan 2011 5:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Did Bill manage to keep his camera dry during this photo shoot? ;-) You can definitely see how windy of a day it was. Great action shot!

8 Jan 2011 6:01pm

@Steven: he had no problems at all

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I think that is wonderful to go out and do some photography with a fellow keen photographer. Sounds like you always have a great time together.

8 Jan 2011 6:08pm

@kiwisa: absolutely

Yvon from Orleans, France

amazing capturr

8 Jan 2011 6:19pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

it's always fun for me to see photographers with tripod :) this guy looks funny as any other ;)

8 Jan 2011 6:39pm

Ashkan from kerman, Iran

so cool and wonderful...

8 Jan 2011 6:43pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

As all photographers in the world........Searchin'the amazing detail....

8 Jan 2011 9:35pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Just beautiful detail....and very special to see a photo of Bill Laing.
Looks as if your D700 is performing well for you.

8 Jan 2011 9:46pm

@DULCIE: this was taken before i got swamped, but the the fisherman was taken afterwords

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

How wonderful! I love this for its excellent photography and seeing one of ours in action!

8 Jan 2011 10:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

in action!! I wish you a happy new year 2011, Jack!

8 Jan 2011 10:52pm

@marc battault: happy ny to you, marc. welcome back. you have been missed.

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Very cool!

8 Jan 2011 11:05pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Nice shot of your friend :) Has he snuck any of you?

8 Jan 2011 11:10pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: i don't think that we are photogenic enough :)))

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It looks like he is dressed for the weather. Very nice shot.

9 Jan 2011 3:15am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

He reminds me a lot of our member Hamiza Bakirci. His shots on vu@granby are here and his website is here.

9 Jan 2011 1:51pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Always good to see the photographer in action.

10 Jan 2011 1:41am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool portrait of this photographer at work.

10 Jan 2011 2:34am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

great candid! excellent clarity and colour

11 Jan 2011 6:40am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A great portrait - I'm jealous I wasn't the photographer :)
I like the tones and DOF a lot.

12 Jan 2011 8:29am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Dress for the weather that,s for sure...nice shot...

17 Jan 2011 7:28am