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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Goto www.jrowlandphoto.com

hey folks! After 2 years of maintaining this blog address, we’re moving to www.jrowlandphoto.com. A new blog, and soon to be website awaits you there. We’re really excited about the next few months as we launch the site. Stay tuned, and check us out!

Jenna & Ryan’s Wedding Video

So I am by no means a wedding photographer. Never claimed to be… But in the interest of shooting and pretending I was, I took the gear to my cousin’s wedding and shot a bunch of frames. let me reiterate I am not Jasmin Star or David Zisner… 🙂

Some things I learned… I can’t handhold at 1/60sec inside in low light worth a damn (I wish I was Joe McNally in these instances). You can’t shoot the Communion ceremony (I actually got scolded for this, but really, I just didn’t know 🙂 and finally, these images represent really special memories to my family. And that makes all of the failing and scolding worthwhile. Ryan and Jenna are just great people, and capturing these moments… well, that’s a privilege and an honor because I know years from now these pictures may end up being viewed by their children or grand-children and the legacy of these moments will live on and on.

Enjoy! (Click the link below)

http://static.animoto.com/swf/w.swf?w=swf/vp1&e=1313694640&f=m7Xonaxv1uNSBrc26As4XQ&d=218&m=a&r=360p+720p&volume=100&start_res=360p&i=m&options=

Unleash da’ Hound…

So the latest addition to our family has indeed earned her nickname “Silly Lilly”…

She scoots, sprints, careens, crashes and simply runs through the house… leaving a wake of mischief behind her :).

Grabbed my camera to catch her antics for posterity. Enjoy!

The Merced River in Winter

If it’s possible to offer a “tip-of-the-ole” hat to Ansel Adams… this is my attempt. No iconic El Capitan, or Half Dome shot. Just a quiet place along the Merced river where nature just goes about its business. The tree seemingly embedded in the river on the right of the frame is what originally caught my eye.

Yosemite is so full of color that it seems almost painful to convert images to black and white. But I have found that the absence of color changes the mood in the photographs from here. Maybe its the Adams influence on us, I’m not sure. For instance in this image the trees, the water, the rocks seem more important in black and white. The live in the frame, vs being lost in the greenery had the conversion not taken place. I love black and white images as they ask you the viewer to fill in the blanks, to use your mind’s eye and see into the image – soak in the textures, the shades of gray and draw your own conclusions on the reality of the place captured… lots to think about here…

Enjoy, and Happy Friday!

 

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 144 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 343 posts. There were 161 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 33mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 19th with 347 views. The most popular post that day was Sunset.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, jrowlandphoto.com, en.wordpress.com, twitter.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for joseph rowland photography, painting, nikon 24 pce, nikon pce, and rowland photography port jefferson.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Sunset August 2009

2

The Gallery June 2009

3

My Website June 2009
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4

Equipment List April 2009
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5

Nikon 24 PCE Portrait November 2009
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Beckett

This is Beckett.

Had a chance to shoot him at the Engagement Party this weekend as the sun set and the light turned perfect. Will be posting a bunch more this week as I finish them…

Enjoy!

Neat Slow Mo Photography @ High Speed

From The Creator\’s Project: Curt Morgan of Brain Farm Productions shows us how Cineflex Phantom cameras, plus gyros to deliver stunning footage.

via Insane Footage at 100mph.

Do It Anyway

Came across this post (thank you Chase Charvis!) Instead of Just Do It… Do It Anyway now resonates a bit more…

Website of author and historian, Steven Pressfield.

via Do It Anyway.