John Meore • Photojournalist & Sports Photographer: Blog http://johnmeore.com/blog en-us All images (C) John Meore 2014 • No commercial or editorial use! john.meore@gmail.com (John Meore • Photojournalist & Sports Photographer) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:07:00 GMT Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:07:00 GMT http://johnmeore.com/img/s/v-5/u442201429-o942532956-50.jpg John Meore • Photojournalist & Sports Photographer: Blog http://johnmeore.com/blog 120 115 Super Moon http://johnmeore.com/blog/2014/8/super-moon Editorial/SupermoonEditorial/SupermoonA full moon (Super-moon) photographed on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Had the chance to go outside at about 11:30PM during the the 'Super-Moon.'  I have only photographed a full moon with a DSLR a couple of times since the film days.  I wanted to see how my old exposure for a full moon would hold up.  

I set my 1D MK IV, with a 300mm f/2.8, a 1.4 TC and a 2.0 TC on my tripod.  Set my ISO to 800, 1/1000th of a sec. at f/8.  In the film days, shooting Tri-X BW film.  I would bracket my exposures starting at 1/1000th at f/8, I would then push the process, usually by adding additional time, and a PH booster, and slightly over develop the film to compensate for the under exposure. This process would allow for me to over develop with out building base + fog, but let's move on, since those days are gone.

Since my DSLR can increase or decrease at 1/3 of a stop, I bracketed my exposure to see what would work with very little post processing.  My old exposure was close, but what I found that worked with out a lot of post production, was 1/800th, 800ISO at f/8.  The image here, was shot this way, and i added a little contrast and clarity in Adobe Camera Raw.

Not to bad for an old-timer.

JM

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USMA @ West Point "R-Day" http://johnmeore.com/blog/2014/7/usma-west-point-r-day The United State Military Academy at West Point

Editorial/USMA West PointEditorial/USMA West PointCadet candidates go through the process of Reception Day (R-Day) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. R-Day is the first day of cadet basic training for new cadets to the Military Academy.

"R-Day" or reception day in the start of the education process at the USMA at West Point.  Prospective students at the Military Academy barely had three weeks off after graduating High School.   The cadet candidates arrive with their families and go through a very quick check in process, are given a 3-4 minute introduction to the days events, the parents are told they can enjoy the day with tours of the grounds of the academy and instructed to be back at the Plain for the ceremony.  They are told to say their goodbye's in a very short period of time.  The cadet candidates are then whisked away... And then it begins... Cadet basic training.

Cadet candidates are then put through a slew of events that are designed to rattle their sense of normalcy.  For today, it's about situational awareness and following directions. period.  During the process, the cadet candidates are given their oath of affirmation, which is where they actually become New Cadets.  

Orders are given to them in rapid succession, as the Firsties watch to see who is falling behind.  The cadets get a little extra "attention."  They are given new shoes, uniforms, and a haircut.  They learn the basics of marching, turning, standing at attention, the proper angle to have your arm when you salute, and how to stand at "Parade Rest."  

Before they are allowed into their barracks, they must first present themselves to a "Cadet in the Red Sash." Only a select few are granted permission to pass on the first presentation.  The new cadets must step up to the line, and repeat two sentences, in proper order, with cadence and conviction.  Don't get it right, and it's back to the end of the line.  I watched as one new cadet was sent back to the end of the line 16-times.  He was the last of his group to enter the barracks.  

Editorial/USMA West PointEditorial/USMA West PointA new cadet waits to report to the cadet with the red sash during Reception Day (R-Day) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. R-Day is the first day of cadet basic training for new cadets to the Military Academy.

Those who complete this phase of the training, will become plebes in Class of 2018 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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High School Football http://johnmeore.com/blog/2013/10/high-school-football Fall brings busy Friday nights and Saturdays afternoons.  High school football in the Northeast is not like other areas where they are tunnels and cannons.  Not every school has a $2.0mill turf field and grandstand complex.  The grass is a little too long and their may be some hard dirt patches, but no matter where you go to photograph the action, you will almost always get a good game.  

ejmCornRoosFbejmCornRoosFbCornwall captains Mike White (11), Moiset Santos (58), John Roth (44) and Chris Bauer (17) meet at mid-field for the coin-toss prior to their game against FDR High School at Cornwall Middle School on Friday, October 4, 2013. John Meore/For The Times Herald-Record

TJN 1020 SLEEPYFOOTTJN 1020 SLEEPYFOOTSleepy Hollow quarterback Devin Lopez (2) looks for an open receiver as Ossining visits Sleepy Hollow for a varsity football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Sleepy Hollow took the win 41 - 32.
( John Meore/For The Journal News )

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Welcome to my new webpage http://johnmeore.com/blog/2013/9/welcome-to-my-new-webpage Thank you for visiting my website/blog.  I update this as I feel necessary.  Being a newspaper staff photographer, I cover many events and sports for the Lower Hudson Valley, too many to put them all up here. 

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Sports/SwimmingSports/SwimmingWashingtonville's Katelyn Lerner swims the breast-stroke in the 200-meter Individual Medley, finishing in second with a 2:23.09 time during a girls varsity swim meet against Monroe-Woodbury at Washingtonville High School on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
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