OT With school and working for two newspapers, things have been nuts lately but i figured I'd throw some shots out there for CC. Some are for school, some personal others for news stories. Features story on the Goshen, Oregon fire dept. These are the first responders for our college. I waited around to see if they would get called out so I could ride along, but no dice. The captain and chief were not the most photogenic, but they are nice enough and very helpful. $10,000 Thermal imager that they can use to find bodies, or search for heat sources. Talk about a pain in the ass shot. this was in a completely dark room and shot with a single shoe-mounted 420ex bounced up and to the right so it would light his hand, but not the screen. Looking out of the station from the back of one of their Pierce pumper trucks. Another hard shot. Obviously the outside is blown but I wanted to very limited DOF (f2.8). So with this I had the 420ex FC +1 bounced to the right off of another truck to light the sticker. On Monday, after our ed-board meeting my GF and headed over to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum for some flower photos that I have been meaning to get for my biology class. Iris tenax My GF loving the fact that my camera is seemingly permanently attached to me and pointed at her. This was not really planned at all, but I love it. I just walked by her and pointed the camera and clicked with one hand not really paying attention until I looked at the photos yesterday. Cammassia quamash (Camas) Calypso bulbosa (Fairytale Slipper Orchid) Looking up through the mixed conifer forest's canopy. And then, just some random shot from a PDX photog meet up. I have not really edited too many photos but I thought this was funny. Looking through a ABzz ringlight before we started shooting. Well, I'm off to class. Perhaps I'll post more later.