Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More from the train

Let me know what you think. Umlaut worthy?

Pictures from an Inertial Reference Frame

I had WAY too much fun doing this on the train to and from New York, as I'm sure the other passengers will attest. Even my cousin and her fiancé were looking at me a little strangely by the hundredth of these I snappped out the window.

By the way, these files are just as they came out of my 20D and Canon 24mm lens, with a little judicious toning in the Adobe RAW converter.

Road/Rail Trip to NYC

Setting gates

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Monday, January 22, 2007

You know what they say about parking spots

All the good ones are either taken, handicapped, or explode in a cloud of debris.

I have very few rules by which I try to live my life, but one of them is this: any time a big metal and concrete parking garage is strapped with dynamite, I bring my camera. New Haven, yesterday morning:

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Theater 101

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Imagine, instead of 500 people watching 1 person perform onstage, if you could be the one spectator to a play with 500 characters, all of whom are emotionally invested in the scene. That's a New England Town Meeting in a nutshell.

I didn't have high hopes for this assignment. It turned out to be the best piece of theater I've seen in ages (sorry, Tommy Dickie). The dispute (whether to add zoning to a rural NH town) was immediately transformed into intensely personal conflict. One guy is saying his internationally-renowned dog breeding and kennel operation has been slandered. Another guy (the one in the first photo) says he was personally offended by the letter sent out by another guy (the one in the blue shirt in both pictures). More than half the town turned out to vote, and the proposal was soundly defeated. The top picture ran in the paper, but I have a soft spot for #2. There was a lot of NH character on display that night.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Shooting Two

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[photo removed at the request of my employer]Hoops: big guys and little guys.

Monday, January 15, 2007


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There's almost no better way to spend an afternoon than tearing apart a cabbage and shooting it nine ways from Sunday with a macro lens. The key here was the paper's old and underused lightbox. Oh, this was an assignment, by the way, I didn't just decide to do this for fun. But it was fun. A lot of fun.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Swim meet

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Have you ever used a pair of white lightnings to strobe a swim meet? It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


On the bridge over the river.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Runner portrait

I was like "sit by that window". Bam.

Double, bubble, milfoil is trouble

Enjoy that MacBeth reference. Really, savor it. This was the cover shot for a story about eurasian watermilfoil, a watery plant that is exactly as insidious and menacing as its name implies. It is trying to devour a nearby lake, and this gentleman is trying to put an end to the "noxious aquatic weed" with chemicals.

Coming in Hot

Shot as a stand-alone, but it was used on the front of the Sunday paper for a story on global warming. Windsor, Vermont.

This is the first shot I got in the paper, some nice ladies and their friendly dogs, also in Windsor, Vermont.

About This Guy

Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
I take pictures for fun, and sometimes money. Unless otherwise noted, all pictures on this blog are Copyright 2007-2010 The Valley News, or Copyright 2007-2010 Rob Strong. In any event, you must contact me directly to license any images found herein: rob.strong at gmail.com. Don't steal pictures.