Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Mac Pro Computer is Up and Running...

This will be my first attempt at writing something with my new Apple computer. I just got my new Mac Pro on Tuesday. Yesterday, Wednesday, I downloaded the Beta version of Lightroom 3 which I’ve never used in the past. I switched over from a PC to Mac.

Everything was so new yesterday so it was a little frustrating trying to learn two different things at once. Tonight I called Bill Houlton who I shoot with at Flickr MN Strobist. He spent a little over two hours guiding me thought some of the basics on Lightroom. He was my human voice activated instruction manual. Thanks, Bill!

Anyways, like I said I just got my new computer so now I have to learn Lightroom and I still need to get Adobe Photoshop for Macs.

For the people I shot with at Hot Sam’s on 11-01-09 I just started to import the photos into Lightroom 3. I will get the photos to you as soon as I can.

I also have an informal photo shoot on Saturday morning with Chris Gerber and Chad Davey. I think we decided on only two models instead of three. Chris and I got together at his work place a month or so a go when we shot Rachel H. I believe one of the models on Saturday will be Celia Cyanide aka Rachel Grubb.

On Sunday I plan to shoot Ashley’s graduation pictures. She had someone else take some earlier but both Ashley and her mother didn’t like the results, so it’s my turn. I took photos of Ashley earlier in the summer on her prom day. Some of the photos were posted on my blog.

Deer hunting with rifle started this past Saturday. I shot a large 8 point buck. It was the largest deer I’ve shot. I hunt with my father, his good friend, Roger, from Ohio and my step-mother’s brother, Gary.

This year Roger brought his son Zach who recently moved back to Ohio from California. Also, this year we had Aaron who is the son of another brother of my step-mother. This was Aaron's third year hunting, but only his second in a stand by himself. My father and I have 85 acres together so we hunt on our land. Our property is in a “l” shape and it abuts Blandin Paper Company land south of Grand Rapids.

Later this summer and into the fall my father had his trail camera set up in the woods. He captured many deer including the 8 point I shot. He captured a Timber wolf and a bunch of turkeys.

There was also a 9 point on his trial camera. My dad had a little photo book with the two deer showing everyone what the two deer looked like. Well, on Monday at 0710 am Zach shot the 9 point. I didn’t see the deer in person, but I was told the 9 point buck’s rack was slightly bigger than mine but mine has a slightly larger body. I hunted all day and when I got out of the woods it was already taken to the butcher. We had a total of five deer.

Once I figure out this new photo system I will post a couple pictures of the deer I shot.

Roger and Zach left my Dad’s place on Tuesday heading for the upper part of lower Michigan. Roger and Zach are going to do some fishing prior to Michigan’s rifle deer season beginning on Sunday the 15th. Roger has been hunting with several guys on a 7400 acre hunting camp for many years, He mentioned he has had the same blind for 25 years.

Well, I was going to write a little bit on the 2009 Near North Symposium so I’ll do that now. It will actually be the earlier post.


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