Posts Tagged ‘Allentown



08
Jun
16

After the Rain

For many of us in the northeast, we had a fairly rainy weekend. This sends a lot of photographers to the indoors when this occurs. However, I find that this is where and when the opportunities present themselves. This is a time frame when I change up my gear and, for me, the the ideal equipment is my rugged Olympus TG-4 waterproof, crushproof & freezeproof camera. It has a very fast f2.o lens and allows me to shoot in RAW. All of the images were shot in the “Super Macro” mode.

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26
May
16

Historic Bridge Details

I’m fortunate to live in an area that has diversity as it relates to contemporary & historic structures. However, I find myself drawn more to the historic structures. These two images were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO lens. This lens has a full frame 600mm equivalent which is great for creating compression in the image. Which was what I was trying accomplish with these images.

This covered bridge is know as Bogert’s Bridge. It was built in 1841-42. It takes its name from the Bogert family. Peter Bogert purchased the land on which the bridge is located in 1744 as part of his farm. Its most distinctive feature is two long arch trusses resting on abutments at either end. Of which, was my focus for the following images.

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08
Mar
16

Frank T. Smith Photographer as Seen by PBS

This past fall I was asked to do a presentation on my recent visit to Cuba for the Olympus InVision Photo Festival in Bethlehem , PA. During my preparation for the presentation, PBS39 asked if they could do a story on me because of my connection to the region and as an advocate of InVision. Here is the story.

15
Feb
16

Simon Mulligan Trio

Last year, around this time, I had the opportunity to listen and photograph this amazing trio at the Jazz Cabaret upstairs from the Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown PA. Acclaimed pianist Simon Mulligan has played with everyone from The Royal Philharmonic to Sting. Mr. Mulligan returns to Allentown for an evening of standards, jazz classics, and original music from his CD “Playlist.” Joining Simon will be bassist Gene Perla, who has performed with Elvin Jones, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Sonny Rollins, and other jazz luminaries. Rounding out the rhythm section will be my good friend, Dave Willard on drums. Expect to hear the Simon Mulligan Trio’s sophisticated take on your favorite timeless melodies and Simon’s own compositions. They will be playing again this Friday, February 19th at 7:30PM. For more info and tickets click here. The following are images from last year’s performance and were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

 

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20
Oct
15

Autumn’s Start

I am probably a little late with this post. I took these images a little over a week ago, just when all of the leaves were starting change. All of the images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the 14-150 f4.0-5.6 MkII lens.

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19
Oct
15

ITZ-A-CON

A few weeks ago I made a last minute decision to stop by an event titled ITZ-A-CON in Allentown, PA. The event was described as a day of fun for Cosplay, Characters, Steampunk, Renaissance, Fantasy, Sci – Fi, and other genres. The people I met were more than happy to be photographed and allowed me to pose them as I saw fit. It was a colorful event. But, I liked the images better monochromic. All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens.

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27
Jun
15

Rainy Day Findings

Not to be stopped by some challenging weather. I went out this morning with the new waterproof Olympus TG-4. Here are some of the rain day images.

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