13Feb

GoPro 3+ Black issues

I was heading to SLC for a long weekend to catch some freshies at Snowbird and packed my GoPro for some video recaps. I never pulled it out for day 1, but took it out that night to prepare for the next day. I tried to power on and no luck? This was odd so after multiple attempts and no reaction except for the red light on the back I turned to the web in search of a solution. I found it to be enough of a popular subject that I found an answer, but it was what I had already tried. Basically it suggested taking the battery out and trying to re-boot after putting it back in. Eventually after multiple attempts it booted—great!  In the morning we walked to the tram and I was powered up and ready for our first run of the day. I hit record and all seemed well. We finished our run and stopped recording at the base never to get the camera to turn back on for the rest of the day. I guess it powered off after the initial run. I performed the same tasks that night with the same issues. 

Fast forward 2 weeks and I just decided to manually reinstall the firmware. So far so good!!!  I’m hoping that this was the resolve, but it will take several more attempts over the next few days to know for sure. I’ll update in a week or so with my results. 


We are in the Catskills of New York for our friends wedding. I took the opportunity to get down to the river behind where we’re staying to take some long exposure shots.  I have my Tiffen Variable ND filter, my Lee Big Stopper and my Hoya NDX400 with me today. If I was shooting this scene with the current light the exposure would be 1/100 @f11 ISO 100. I was able to get down to a 10 second exposure with my Lee Bigstopper and that means super smooth water flow!

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I’ll post these up as soon as I finish processing the shots from Tuscany! Enjoy the weekend!


02May

Amo Toscana

It’s been an amazing week in Tuscany! The people, the food, the history and the wine were all amazing. We managed to visit a lot of towns during the week and clocked in about 1000km of driving total. I’m looking forward to processing my images and seeing the final results. Here’s a little preview. 

  
I’ll have more to post later and I’ll have recommendations for anyone heading to the region. Until then, ciao!


All winter long I look forward to the snow and it’s ability to change the landscape. Here are a few selects from this past brutally cold winter in the Northeast. I hope that they can help cool you on these warm balmy summer days.

 

Prospect Park Winter Storm

Prospect Park Winter Storm

 

Winter on the River 2

Winter on the River 2

 

Winter on the River 3

Winter on the River 3

 

Winter on the River 1

Winter on the River 1

Prospect Park Winter Storm Clearing

Prospect Park Winter Storm Clearing


I stopped by Times Square tonight to shoot my friends work on some Digital Billboards that went live at 5:30pm.  My talented friend Anna of #SanbornMedia put this shoot and idea together and my other talented friend @janarago did the hair and styling for the shoot.  A pretty exciting moment for them as you could imagine.  Here are 4 pictures that I took to show off their talents. So proud of you guys!

I encourage you all to check out http://1baop.org/ to see what you can do.

blog_Sandborn_Jana-072_0_1_HDRblog_Sandborn_Jana-028_29_30_HDR blog_Sandborn_Jana-066_4_5_HDR©All Rights Reserved 2014 – Peter Lawton Photography

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Here are a few selects from the Maine trip Denise and I made in October. I hope you enjoy them!

NYC Subway 1

NYC Subway 1

Fall Creek 2

Fall Creek 2

NYC Subway 2

NYC Subway 2

A Road to Fall

A Road to Fall

Fall Creek 1

Fall Creek 1

Nubble on a rainy day

Nubble on a rainy day


I picked up a near new demo “Elinchrom Bxri500 To-Go Kit” the other week after I exhausted myself searching for the best deal on some studio lights. I’ve been wanting to shoot some portraits and a few self promotional pieces and decided to go with this kit to get me started. I can say I’m not generally the one to buy the cheapest and upgrade later or to buy something that will get me by for the meantime. I chose this kit to last based on multiple reviews and weighed the portability, cost/repair and replacement with the most “pop” for the buck. Hopefully I made the correct decision. More information on the kit here: http://www.adorama.com/EL20758KIT.html

Here are a few test shots that I took over the weekend of myself and of a rather delicious roasted chicken. So far, I’m pleased with the recycle times and the quality of the light, but I have far more tests to make. Nothing special as far as the setup goes with these, but I added any relevant info after each shot for those interested. I used one light for all of these shots.

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1st test: Black cloth background. Light set 45 degrees from my head right of camera, slightly elevated. This is me after a long day…

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2nd test: Paper white background. Light set 45 degrees from my head right of camera, slightly elevated. I cleaned up a little for this one. =)

Dinner night calls for photoshoot

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3rd test: Same setup with paper white background. Light set 45 degrees from my head right of camera, slightly elevated.


I posted my shot of Dee called “My Flower Amongst Other Flowers” last night and was happy to awake this morning with news that the picture had gained popularity on 500px.com. I shot this when Dee and I were on our way up to Portland, ME for a food inspired weekend getaway. Check it out here: http://500px.com/photo/49999922
Thanks in advance for any likes/votes/comments!


Rome Streets

Rome Streets

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The Spanish Steps

Fountain di Trevi

Fountain di Trevi


These are a few shots from my early am walk around the city. I really like the lighting on these and I hope that you will too.
I wish I were still there! Does anyone want to send me back? I had the best time roaming the streets of this historic city and I wish I could have shot every site this trip. Alas, there is only so many hours of good light in a day to capture these.


Salerno Sunset HDR

Salerno Sunset HDR

Salerno Sunset 2 HDR

Salerno Sunset 2 HDR

These are two sunset picture I took while we were in Salerno. I hope you enjoy them!

 More images to come soon.