July 4th Weekend :: Part I

Long weekends are great because of 2 things: 1) you can spend more time with your loved ones; 2) there is a short week after the long weekend.

As always, we started our weekend with a trip to Prospect Park. The weather in NY really is perfect right now -- in the morning the air is cool and the skies are clear. Shio, who got his undercoat stripped by a groomer for the first time this past week, is especially enjoying the summer now that he is not wearing his winter coat.

I have been really enjoying the photographic opportunities with the warm morning light. Having gone to Iceland recently with the wonderful McLellans, I have rediscovered the fun of photographing everyday things. On top of that, they taught me a lot of new tricks, both in terms of taking the photos and in post-processing. If you are looking for wedding photographers, stop the search and check them out! They are Shio approved!

The reason why I stopped using my GF1 is because I found it difficult to take good photos of Shio given the need for quick autofocus and continuous shutter. I would never have been able to stitch together something like this with the GF1:

Have a good long weekend everybody!

Photos taken with Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8G.