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Virginia’s Northern Neck

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Mattie and I spent last Friday, Sunday and Monday in Richmond, Va. On Saturday, we traveled to Irvington in Virginia’s northern neck. Mattie’s cousin invited us to a party at his new home. Here are a few photos from the northern neck and the party.

I used my new favorite camera – the Olympus E-P1 and 17mm F2.8 lens. The first two photos are from The Tides Inn where we spent the night.






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September 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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Birthday Boy

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Here are some of the places I visited to celebrate my birthday on Sunday.

All photos taken with theĀ Olympus E-P1.






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September 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Night Moves – Shockoe Slip

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This is part of my series on Shockoe Slip in Richmond, Va. that I shot on Friday and Sunday. I don’t carry a tripod so all of the photos from the weekend are handheld. Shooting at night in the city means slow shutter speeds and high ISOs .

The Olympus E-P1, which was the only camera I used over the weekend, has in-body stabilization which certainly helps when you are shooting at some of the slow shutter speeds that I was using like 1/10 second. Slow shutter speeds make night’s move.







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September 23, 2009 at 9:11 am

Capitolio by Christopher Anderson

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Anyone who has never visited Magnum In Motion at the Magnum Photos website has missed a real photographic treat. Go to Capitolio to see one of the latest essays by Christopher Anderson. You can browse all of the photo essays at Magnum In Motion.

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September 23, 2009 at 8:04 am

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Shockoe Slip Places

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Mattie and I love going to Shockoe Slip in downtown Richmond. We like staying at the Berkeley Hotel and can have a ton of fun within a two-block walk. That’s the key to Shockoe Slip – you can walk everywhere. The night life and restaurants are great.

Here are a few more photos from one of my late night walks. All of these photos are from the alleys in Shockoe Slip. When I stood in front of the wall in the second photo, I couldn’t help but think about Tom & Jerry.

Anyway, there’s nothing special about the locations. It’s just a place, void of people, that caught my eye. All photos were shot with the Olympus E-P1.







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September 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Daytime Walk In Richmond

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Here’s part two of a series of photos I will post this week from my trip this past weekend to Richmond and Irvington, Virginia. All of the photos were shot with the Olympus E-P1.

The E-P1 is great for street shooting. It’s smaller and just as quiet as my Leica.






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September 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Night Walk In Richmond

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One of my favorite things to do is go for a walk at night in the downtown area of a city and shoot photos. Most of the time I go out after midnight. I’ve done it in New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Tokyo to name a few. This past weekend, I was in Shockoe Slip in Richmond, Va.

Mattie and I spent the night there on Friday and Sunday night. Saturday night we were in Irvington, Va. in the Northern Neck. We were visiting family on Saturday and celebrating by birthday on Sunday. Actually, my birthday was yesterday and today. That’s a story for later.

Anyway, I’ll be posting some photos from the weekend on the blog this week. I’ll started with a few from one of my midnight walks. All of the photos were shot with the Olympus E-P1 and 17mm F2.8 lens. It was the only camera and lens I took with me. All of these photos were shot at ISO 1600 or 3200. This is the kind of stuff I bought the E-P1 for and it worked great. Check back every day this week for more photos from the series. They will probably get more odd as the week goes on.






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September 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm