sigma 18-35mm

Back when I had my C5 Z06 Corvette, I took it to a track day at Gingerman Raceway with a bunch of friends and camped at the track. I had a hard time staying asleep when, at around 3:30 in the morning, I had noticed that the moon had set below the horizon, darkening the night sky and allowing all of the stars to come out of hiding. From the several pictures I snapped that evening, this was my favorite: the faint glow of the Milky Way nebula arching itself over the timing tower of Gingerman Raceway. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom lens.

I was asked to shoot the Ann Arbor Valentines Dance. I split my time between the white seamless photo studio downstairs and the dance floor upstairs. Composition wise, this photo is a bit of a mess, having accidentally cut off limbs while trying to capture this photo. I certainly wasn’t expecting this dip, and judging by the expression on the follow’s face, neither was she. Not only that, it appears that the lead was surprised by the follow’s surprise, resulting in a cascade of hilarity that makes this one of my favorite social dance images of the night. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 equipped with a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 and a Nikon SB-900 speedlight.

My friend Angela and I decided to celebrate our nation’s birthday by going to Canada during the 4th of July weekend, heading to Montreal where the Swing Riot took place. I brought along two digital cameras with me and shot other dancers on the dance floor in between my own dances. This was my favorite image from the weekend, an enthusiastic lunge to conclude a song. Photo shot on a Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens and a Nikon SB-900 speedlight.