Vita Rara: A Life Uncommon

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New Mexico: November 2004


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I was blessed to be able to share Sylva's family reunion with her. We gathered in New Mexico for a week long family get together. New Mexico is a beautiful place. We visited Tent Rock and Bandelier National Monuments. I picked up a Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 lens for this trip. Many of the photos in this gallery were taken with this great lens. Also some of them were taken by Sylva with her Canon G6.

 

[ New Mexico, November 2004 ][ Quicktime Movie (7 MB) ]
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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Canon EF 70-210 f/4

My Favorites


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This is a simple gallery of my favorites photos.

[ My Favorites ] [ Quicktime Large (10 MB) ] [ Quicktime Small (8.7 MB) ]
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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Canon EF 70-210 f/4

Dance Photos


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I am an avid swing and tango dancer, and Sylva loves contra dance. So, photos of people dancing figure large in my photographic endeavors. Here are some good ones.

   

Good Dance Photos
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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Canon EF 70-210 f/4

Connecticut Lindy Exchange 2003


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The fine folks in Connecticut decided to throw a Lindy Hop exchange for swing dance enthusiasts. A fine time was had by all.

  

CTLX: 2004
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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 70-210 f/4

The Dance Flurry - Feb. 2005


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The Dance Flurry is an annual gathering of dancers and musicians held in Saratoga, NY in February. It's usually very cold outside, but full of warmth and love inside. The Flurry, as we refer to it, draws dancers of all types, Contra, Swing, Tango, Zydeco, English Tea, Irish Step, you name it, it's likely at the Flurry. My second year of shooting at the Flurry, 2005, brought my new 85mm f/1.8 into heavy use. I shot mostly natural light. I really prefer shooting without flash if I can at all avoid it.

  

[ Dance Flurry 2005 ] [ Quicktime Movie (8 MB) ]
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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 70-210 f/4
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

El Paseo V: Blairsville, GA


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Another installment of El Paseo. This time in the mountains of Norther Georgia. We shared the roads with the Tour de Georgia. I never thought I have to dodge pedestrians in Wolf Pen Gap, but I did. It was an awesome weekend.

  

El Paseo V
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Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

El Paseo IV: Cherokee, NC


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El Paseo is a great motorcycle gathering held twice yearly in The Southern Appalachian Mountains. A great time is had by all.

  

El Paseo IV
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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

RidingSmart: Waynesboro, VA & The Blue Ridge Parkway


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RidingSmart is a great riding skills program. We had a great time learning to be better and safer riders. The program was conducted on the Blue Ridge Parkway just south of Waynesboro, VA. The program was developed by David Baker, the ownew of BMWSportTouring.com.

  

RidingSmart
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Canon EOS 1D Mark II
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
EF 28mm f/2.8

Torrey VI: Renewal


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On the morning of September 30, 2003 I purchased a Canon Digital Rebel packed it on my motorcycle and set off accross the country to a gathering of like minded motorcyclists in Torrey, UT. The Desert South West, and in particular Southern Utah, is one of the most amazing places in the world. God has touched us through his amazing work of creation and left us, his children, with a wonderful testament to his greatness. Enjoy!

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Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6