Archive for August, 2010

Bar Mitzvah

I had the pleasure of shooting my first Bar Mitzvah the other day. I arrived at the Synagogue as the ceremony was still going on and stood just outside the door shooting into the temple until roundly told off by a six year old who informed me that that was forbidden. Roundly chastised I duly waited until afterwards and began to shoot. My Metz flash, combined with the light from the beautiful windows behind seem to have done a good job of capturing the spirit of the place.

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At the Ceremony 1

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At the cermoney 2

After the ceremony I went home for a few hours before going out to a beautiful golf club in the evening to capture a wild and fun party.

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Fun fun fun!

It was a wonderful evening with plenty of food and drink and a great atmosphere mixing the traditional with the new.

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Tobias aloft!

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The tradition of light

I just loved that there were so many kids there. I love to photograph kids!

Tobias and his buds!

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People made good use of the gifts!

All in all a wonderful day!

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I’ve decided the time has come for me to polish up on my nocturnal skills and so, on a hot hot HOT day, Lola and I went down to Seattle and I left her in a pub called, if I remember correctly, the Six Arms and wandered off and these two¬† images are what I came up with.

Seattle skyline and I5 by night

Seattle skyline and I5 by night

I’ve decided that, in my personal shoots, I want to try to slow down and reduce the number of shots that I take home. Too often I rush about and attempt to get 20 or 30 shots when really two or three is all I end up using because haste has led to a lack of quality. Film had a way of slowing us down but of course, film is long behind us and my 8gb card allows some 333 images and so it’s easy to get carried away.

Seattle by night, the dirty underbelly, Phil Rose photography, Bellingham

The Dirt Vs the Bright Light

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