My new reality, BLOGDOM

Sooo.... it has come to pass, I am starting a blog.... I have been pushed and prodded and finally inspired, to share my work.
Having no talent for the art of the written word, I am hoping my images will speak for themselves.
What I love is to photograph, what I hope is that you enjoy viewing the world through my eyes as I take you along on my journey.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

IFCS World Agility Championship

A couple of weekends ago I traveled to FT Worth, Texas to support the American team as they competed for gold in the bi-annual olympic-style event.  IFCS, International Federation of Cynological Sports, is a "non profit international cooperative of independent dog sports organizations".

Since I was not the "official" photographer I had the freedom to photograph what I wanted, which was such a nice opportunity.  I decided at the last minute to pack my Leica M6 film camera with the lovely 35 mm 1.4 lens.  It is not a "sports" camera nor lens, but I thought "what the heck".  The only film I had was very VERY expired delta 3200 film and there was no time to buy film... Sooooo....

 As was expected very few frames came out, but I love this one of Dudley Fontaine and Maverick rejoicing at the final jump.  It is so crazy,  gritty and grainy.  Most people would probably throw this away, but the feeling of it just grabs me for some reason.

© 2012 lynne brubaker

In fact, it grabbed me so much that all of the digital images I shot with my Canon 5D Mark II were post produced for a more gritty look.  It helped that I had to shoot with the ISO at 6000.

Below is Mary Ellen Barry and Maizy in mid course.  Digital is not quite the same, but I still like the grain when shot at high ISOs.

© 2012 lynne brubaker

Here is a link to the slideshow I made of some of the images that "grabbed me".  Certainly not the normal agility shots...  Get ready to DANCE to "Hella Good" No Doubt!