|Keene New Hampshire's 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival|
|Main Street Clock|
This year, by intention and by tragic accident I had the opportunity approach the fesitval from two different directions. I continue to enjoy shooting with my IR converted 20D and It was especially interesting to apply infrared to scenes that I have photographed so many times before and which, in the past have always depended on brilliant color for their impact. Sadly, since I "bricked" my 5D earlier this week by dropping it into a stream, all my "straight" images came from my Canon G11. I usually use the G11 when I want a small unobtrusive "carry-around" camera that still allows full control and RAW format. It was trickier to get accurate focus compared to my DSLR, but it was interesting to use the camera in a more controlled landscape approach. It was also nice to be reminded that with a smaller sensor you get a broader depth of field. Overall I was pleased with how the images came through.
|Church at the Head of the Square|
This year's festival was, by design, a scaled down event. The goal was to bring it back to a celebration of our special community and away from artificial attempts to break records for pumpkins or people. Hopefully it will continue in this direction.