Finally getting around to editing past photos. These are from the Boston Anti-War March on January 4th, 2020. I start with the ones I liked that I consciously composed.
In this one I wanted to contrast the Veterans for Peace flag with the Boston Police surveillance camera, but didn’t quite get enough of the camera in the photograph. What I did get, looming over, is the church (religion) and the office building (finance/bosses/capitalism) in the murky distance. Probably too subtle, but I like it:
Later in the march we reached part of the theater district which was well lit on a rainy afternoon. I liked the contrast between the bright theater lights and the warmly clad protesters:
I was trying to position the star over the protesters, but I was too close to get the composition I wanted with the next photograph:
I liked the contrast between the man, at work in a jewelry store, watching the protesters flags and banners march by:
One of the better photographs of people recording the march, though I should have moved a bit more to the right:
Some of the signs:
You can also view other photos I took from the march:
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I ended up using two lenses I already had: an 18-35mm and a 105mm, one f/1.8 and the other f/2.8. The 18-35mm didn’t work in the end and I used the 105mm for most of the photographs. Using burst mode, I took over 700 photos, which did help with the editing and it took a bit to cull them down to the 25 I felt were good enough.
All photographs are CC BY-SA 3.0, except for Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong, Rob Ahlers and ONCE Somerville who can use them however they wish.
Here are the pictures I am most pleased with. Some were very patient, others weren’t. Focus on the patient ones and play with your f-stop and composition. A decent macro lens can really help, but oh how the depth of field can be thin if your f-stop is to small. A place like the Butterfly Garden, which has a decent amount of light, helps.
2018 was a marginally better year for painting miniatures. Many of them were ones I bought from av8rmongo. I completed:
6 GHQ M1A2
6 GHQ M2A2
6 GHQ M60A3
6 GHQ M106
10 PFC C-in-C Leopard 2A5
4 PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
1 M1A2 with Mine Plow
1 M9 ACE
4 M105 Deuce
3 PFC C-in-C UH-60s
3 Heroics and Ross UH-60s
2 Heroics and Ross CH-47s
9 Merkava 4
6 Magach 7C
Vehicles in NATO tri-color camouflage were done with Floquil’s NATO Green as the base, overlayed with NATO Brown and NATO Black. Tracks and windows were then dry brushed with Floquil railway dark gray. I painted the tracks in Floquil Mud and splashed the sides, front and back with the same.
The helicopters’ base was Floquil NATO Green. Windows and wheels were done with Floquil railway dark gray with exhausts in NATO Black.
The Israeli vehicles are done in an unknown Floquil color.
I got out my new macro lens and with a light box, photographed some of the miniatures. I photographed in aperture priority mode at f/16 so I could get most of each miniature in focus. I tried different exposure values to get them bright enough. With the camera settings I used and the light box, I didn’t feel the need to edit them.
PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
GHQ M9 ACE
GHQ M1A2 with Mine Plow
GHQ M105 Deuce
PFC C-in-C UH-60
Heroics & Ross UH-60
Heroics & Ross CH-47
PFC C-in-C UH-60 close up showing the interior
Various Israeli Microarmor
GHQ Merkava 4
You can see a slide show of all microarmor photographs I have posted: