Category Archives: Photography

My Hobby

Hiding behind the camera

Evan and his camera
Evan and his camera

I don’t usually like to have my own picture taken. Something seems to go wrong in every shot, and I look older and more out of shape than my own self-image leads me to believe. The one exception is when my son picks up his camera. He shoots with a Fisher Price instamatic. It’s an older model with a flash cube and a fixed focal length lens. The images appear in the viewfinder for instant review just like modern digitals… the difference being that it only has a four image memory, and the images can’t be deleted. With the price of budget digital cameras being as low as they are, I really need to get him a real one. He likes to hide behind the camera, and avoid having his picture taken just like his daddy. Unlike his daddy, when someone gets a shot of him, he usually looks as cute as a button.

I took this shot with a Nikon D100 at ISO 800, 1/8 sec – f/4 . The image is pretty sharp considering the shutter speed, although you can see some motion blur in his hair. The lens used is a Nikon 24mm f2.8 prime. I really like the lens alot. On a D100 it gives an angle of view similar to that of a 35mm lens on a film camera. It’s also a fairly small lens, which is the main reason it stays on my camera alot.

Fall Color

Fall Leaves - Sommers, NY

Welcome to Dust and Rust! My name is Sean Unruh… and this is my Photo Blog. I don’t really know what direction this blog will take, but I really just want a place to share my photos and have some discourse about photography with others.

A bit about myself… I live in Montclair NJ, and I work in New York City. I’ve been taking photographs seriously for about the last 6 years. I don’t have much of ‘focus’ so to speak. I really am searching for a bit of direction in that respect. I converted over to a completely digital workflow about 4 years ago, and I currently use Nikon equipment.

Some of the pictures I will be starting off with are a bit old, but I hope to be taking my camera with me more often to keep this site up to date.

Back on to the topic: This photo was taken in the fall of 2004. At the time, I worked for a company that has its campus situated on one of the large reservoirs in Somers NY. The location is really beautiful in the fall and winter, and I will probably be posting more pictures from this location in the future. I really like the colors in this shot, and since we are on the tail end of the fall, I thought it was a good starter. The lens used is the Nikon 300mm f/4. This lens has some amazing qualities that make it one of my favorites.