July 2011 Update

July 2011 Update

It’s been a month since the last SMP blog entry so an update is long over due. It seems we’ve been just too busy to process any files and keep the website & blog refreshed with everything else that’s been going on at our place. The CF cards have been piling up by my computer so there will be lots of fresh material coming soon.

Our daughter Lindsay married Cameron Bechtold on July 24th in Geneva, New York, so we now have a wonderful son-in-law. They will be living in Lynchburg, Virginia for the next two or three years while they finish their degrees and then start grad school at Liberty University. Although I wasn’t the wedding photographer (too busy being father of the bride) I was able to take a few portraits of Lindsay before the wedding which I’ll post as soon as they are processed. For the portraits I used the new Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 L IS macro. It’s an excellent lens and fun to use although I must admit I still have a huge soft spot for the 85mm f/1.2 L lens that it replaced in my lens kit. The versatilty of the macro is much better than the 85/1.2 and it’s equally as sharp even though a lot less expensive.

We are now looking forward to our son Jeffrey and his fiance Ellesse’s wedding in Toronto on October 1st….only eight weeks away! It’s been a busy season for weddings in the Martin family but it’s been fantastic as we have gained an incredible daughter in law and son in law.

Jeff & Ellesse were engaged in March in Florida and I was pleased to be able to take the engagement photographs. They were all taken at Disney World at the Grand Floridian Hotel. Most of the images were taken with the 24-105 f/4 L IS and the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS lenses.

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More images of Jeff & Ellesse can be seen in their gallery

This entire blog entry was done from the cottage on an iPad2 tethered to an iPhone4 for internet access. It worked very well except I couldn’t resize the images to better fit the blog layout. That will have to wait until I get home.

2 Comments

  1. Welcome back Scott and of course family comes first! Neat trick with the tether/personal hotspot, I use that feature quite often with my iPhone 3Gs(soon to be an iPhone 5(?) Oh and wonderful pictures by the way, looks like the 100mm is a great addition to your arsenal!