Monday, September 24, 2012

Moving to Salfrico.Tumblr.Com

Come check out my new blog at and I will attempt to fill in the blanks from 2009 - 2012, and then beyond. Peace and thanks for your support over the years! Peace!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Logos, Anyone...?

Sometimes I think the very things that define me are the things that serve to confuse me.

Scientists will say I am Right Brained - uses feelings, "big picture" oriented, imagination rules, symbols and images, present and future, philosophy & religion, can "get it" (i.e. meaning)believes, appreciates spatial perception, knows object function, fantasy based, presents possibilities, impetuous, risk taking... phew!! Thats some serious BS! Simply put am an artist... thats all I know.

Over the past couple of years I have been trying to figure where do I go with my Photography. Perhaps the era of thinking of it as an 'elevated hobby' is slowly coming to an end as I realize am delving deeper in to the science and business of it. Graphic design has been my bread and butter for a few good years. It comes naturally... yet I truly despise it.

I am working on my aspirations for 2010, all about growth and more redefining. Lets see where this rabbit hole goes... Below are just a few logos I have created over the past 10 years, for personal clients as well as with an ad agency. These were done using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and even by hand.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Eboni & Ivori

Salt & Pepper Shakers... Shot in Macro on the Sigma 70 - 200mm f/2.8 lens. An SB-800 in the back, from behind a black cloth backdrop, triggered by a PW. Natural light to the right through an open door. A white card to the left, reflecting on the objects.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Trumpet

Another entry in the Fine Art Series

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 Wheels, 1 Love...

I have passed by Yanic's workshop a few times before, and was drawn by the MotorCross action posters he has on the walls. I stopped to ask about possible dirt track locations as I have been seriously thinking about exploring some photography in that field. I ended up taking his picture and a first lesson in the Theory of Bike Riding. I later went to Barnes & Noble and found the November 2009 issue of Digital Camera World featuring... guess what? see for yourself... especially on page 20!!

Tech info:
 The photos were shot with a 45 Watt A/C flash at front, with the SB-800 at in the ceiling at the back fitted with an orange gel, both triggered by PWs. Camera, Nikon D300, with Sigma 24 - 70mm f/2.8 lens @ f/4, shutter 1/250, ISO200...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gangstaliscious Terry on E. Franklin

I dragged Terry back to E. Franklin Street, because after shooting Ron a few days ago I spotted an alley I wanted to explore. I used the SB-800 shot through an umbrella, and CLS to trigger the set up. Stef was my adjustable human lightstand.  The camera was mounted on a tripod, as I shot at 1/20sec to record the background, aperture f/2.8, and exposure compensation pushed up to +5. I did this in order to keep ISO at 200. We also shot a few the next evening in this amphitheater made of cut stone... Serene! On both occasions I used Dre's Sigma 24 - 70mm  and 70 - 200mm lenses interchangeably. All in all we had fun, and something gives me the impression Terry really like the shots, maybe it was that she LITTERED Facebook with them :D.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jammin' with E. Franklin's Ron

Franklin Street, a dying breed of quintessential small town main streets. The businesses dating back to the early 1900s, with redbricks that aren't facades... Now with the emergence of chain business such as Starbucks and Walgreens, the threat is more imminent, of this rustic town blossoming into a center for Suits. Ron represents East Franklin St., easy going, laid back... care free. He is a professional, licensed 'pan handler', collecting small change for hours entertainment. I stayed with Ron and his pals for at least an hour, as he serenaded the passers-by, and occasionally puffing a cigarette.

I snapped a few rounds, with one SB-800 speedlight set up to the left, using my Nikon D300 and CLS, and toggled between a Sigma 70 - 200mm f/2.8 and a Sigma 24 - 700mm f/2.8 then packed up and bade him goodbye. As I walked down the streets the wind picked up a bit, it was chilly. I pulled the zipper up on my sweater to my neck. I could still hear Ron in the background, strumming his guitar, singing his lullaby to East Franklin Street...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Love For All Seasons, Pt I

From this day forward, let us laugh together, and plan together,
let us find our favorite places, and go together...
Let us enjoy the sunshine, and the rain,
being alone together, and in crowds together...
From this day forward, together,
Let us love!
Let Us Walk Together
- Unknown

I shared a Sunday afternoon with Theo & Mel in DC.  The weather was great and they were a playful couple, and totally in love with each other. I wish them the very best as they plan the biggest adventure of their lives. This for me was definitely part 1 of a 3 part shoot. Lots more to come... keep watching!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Evening Mail...

This evening the car battery died because I left the light and heater on pretty much all day. It was 3˚C this morning, and there was a thin layer of ice covering almost everything. Anyway I got a jump start, but was afraid to turn the car off until I was sure the battery regained some 'juice'. So I picked up Stef and we went out to the country. The Sun was setting and the Fall colors were rich. We drove for a while, stopping a few times to shoot a few rounds and I found this mailbox in the middle of nowhere. I used DrĂ©'s brand new Sigma 24 - 70mm f/2.8, coupled with a Circular Polarizer, and a ND Filter. Photoshop CS3 was used for the effects. I thought it was an interesting deviation from normal photography.
Ok so I did put one in. Shot with the same lens on my D300, I used my SB-800 speedlight off camera, rear curtain, triggered by CLS to light the mailbox.

Tech info - ISO 200; Aperture F/14; Shutter 1/50sec

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

At Day's End...

Been going thru some older photos and saw this. I have another version on my old site, but I like the tranquility, and realized it was never posted on my blog. I also posted this on my new Photo Community, MyShutterSpace.Com

PS: To publicly answer Julian's query, this is the Folly Lighthouse, Portland, Jamaica, taken at 6:20pm

Tech Info:

Nikon D50, Aperture f/22, Shutter 1/10 on tripod, ISO 200, Focal Length 55mm

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