nikon 24mm

I went to the Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village with a group of friends. We stopped by a fire ring circled with benches to take a break and warm up, when a jovial old man in a brown coat and black hat approached us. Before we knew it, several other folks had joined us at the fire, and the old man began telling the story A Visit from St. Nicholas, reciting it from memory for all of us to hear. He was one of many storytellers dispersed around the village, and told the story with great gusto and warmth, as one might imagine such stories being told to young ones back in the 19th century. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a 24mm f/1.4 lens.

I went with a couple of folks to a roller skating rink. Several of us dressed in our finest ugly Christmas threads, perfect for making us old people stand out from all the young, spunky teens that overwhelmingly made up the night’s roller rink population. Image was shot from the wall of the roller rink, panning the camera, and encouraging my friends to ham it up. As it’s Christmas today, I figured I’d post something appropriately festive. Picture shot on a Nikon D700 with a 24mm f/1.4 lens.

Two dancers in close embrace during a Friday Night Swing social dance in downtown Ann Arbor. I love the grainy grittiness that this photo exhibits, thanks to the fact that it was shot on classic Tri-X film. I’m pretty sure that the film was developed at the box speed of 400; the dancers are well-exposed because as the resident local swing dance photog, I had the privilege of being able to bounce my flash at nearly full power off the low white ceiling. Photo was shot with a Nikon F100, a 24mm f/1.4 lens, and a SB-600 speedlight on Kodak Tri-X film.