Kayaking Camera

Back in 2010 I purchased a really inexpensive camera bag that is designed to protect your gear against basic exposure to water. The reason I wanted this was to take my 50d with me in my kayak. In the end it was kind of a difficult thing to work with, and I seldom use it. GoPro kind of makes it pointless anyway! 😉

I did end taking a few shots that turned out ok, and I particularly like this one.

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Backup a second

I’m in the process of re-vamping my workflow to accommodate the switch from Aperture to Lightroom 4, and in the process was thinking about my data backups. I use BackBlaze  to handle my cloud backups, and I have been very happy with them. I also have a NAS that uses RAID 1 (mirroring) to keep data safe at my house. I also use Time Machine to keep my home Mac’s backed up locally as well. All of these backups cost very little (backblaze is dirt cheap) but just add to my piece of mind. Now I just need to get myself as comfortable with LightRoom as I have been with Aperture and I will be set.

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To color or not to color

Roses Aren't Always RedSomething about black and white that I really like. Typically I prefer it for portraits and cityscapes, but in this case I thought using black and white techniques here made this kind of an interesting shot.

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Maryland Adventure


You might not know that I work as a technology consultant with focus on the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and also the Department of Defense Military Health System. In this capacity I support customers with a specific mission- to take care of our service men and women both during and after military service. Not only do these organizations have a mission that is easy to get behind, it also allows me to travel to wherever my services are needed. This lets me get to some interesting (sometimes not so interesting) and beautiful places.

One such trip was to Maryland for a meeting in Bethesda. Since I knew I was going to have some extra time I brought the 5d with me and once my meeting was over I headed north. A colleague of mine recommended the Catoctin Mnt area to me; an excellent recommendation! I spent several hours hiking and shooting in the woods.

Road shots like this have always appealed to me for some reason. I love leading lines, and like in this image the slightly lower perspective makes me think of being behind the wheel of a fast car, taking the corners at top speed.

If you peruse my gallery you will find numerous shots along these lines, but this is probably my best, and favorite.

David Vasek Photography

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