Weekly photos 每周照片 #7

   Path to the Garden  , Eagle Heights, Madison, WI, US    43.088854, -89.433756   花园小径  ,美国威斯康星麦迪逊    43.088854, -89.433756

Path to the Garden, Eagle Heights, Madison, WI, US    43.088854, -89.433756
花园小径,美国威斯康星麦迪逊    43.088854, -89.433756

 

A full spectrum converted camera is very fun. Mine is my good old Sony NEX-5n. With an IR filter, you can get pure infrared photos; just like these two weekly photos. Without an IR filter, you can get unbelievable black and white photos with huge dynamic range.

Conversion is not too difficult. I DIYed it. Just disassemble the camera, get rid of the blue IR filter in front of the sensor. That's it. I may convert my shelve setting Sony a7r some day.

 

   Kiln in the Woods  , Eagle Heights, Madison, WI, US    43.088854, -89.433756   林中瓷窑  ,美国威斯康星麦迪逊    43.088854, -89.433756

Kiln in the Woods, Eagle Heights, Madison, WI, US    43.088854, -89.433756
林中瓷窑,美国威斯康星麦迪逊    43.088854, -89.433756

Weekly photos 每周照片 #6

   Weston Hill, 12/07/2015  , The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN, US    36.122082, -86.775067   韦斯顿·希尔,2015/12/07  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.122082, -86.775067

Weston Hill, 12/07/2015, The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN, US    36.122082, -86.775067
韦斯顿·希尔,2015/12/07,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.122082, -86.775067

 

Be very carefully about the full electronic shutter mode (silent mode) when you are shooting under artificial lighting. The banding phenomenon happened to me on my Sony a7r ii this week when I was shooting an indoor event (see the image below). It is safe to stick to electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS); and it is quiet enough anyway.

 

    Joshua Black Wilkins, 12/07/2015  , The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN, US    36.122082, -86.775067   乔舒亚·布拉克·维金斯,2015/12/07  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔 The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN, US    36.122082, -86.775067


Joshua Black Wilkins, 12/07/2015, The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN, US    36.122082, -86.775067
乔舒亚·布拉克·维金斯,2015/12/07,美国田纳西纳什维尔 The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN, US    36.122082, -86.775067

Weekly photos 每周照片 #5

   Erin Rae, 12/01/2015  , The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689   艾琳·雷,2015/12/01  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

Erin Rae, 12/01/2015, The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689
艾琳·雷,2015/12/01,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

 

That's the "In the Round" event at the legendary Bluebird Cafe (http://bluebirdcafe.com/) with four great songwriters and singers: Michaela Anne (http://www.michaelaanne.com/), Tim Easton (http://www.timeaston.com/), JP Harris (http://ilovehonkytonk.com/), and Erin Rae (http://www.erinraemusic.com/). The performance was more than fantastic. In fact, I would say it was the best concert I've ever been to.

Michaela Anne is my piano teacher. She is absolutely amazing. Go check out her music (http://www.michaelaanne.com/music-1/#emm). A new album is on the way too.

Also, pre-order Tim Easton's new album and help adoptable animals (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/timeaston).

 

   Michaela Anne, 12/01/2015  , The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689   米凯拉·安,2015/12/01  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

Michaela Anne, 12/01/2015, The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689
米凯拉·安,2015/12/01,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

   JP Harris, 12/01/2015  , The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689   棘皮·哈里斯,2015/12/01  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

JP Harris, 12/01/2015, The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689
棘皮·哈里斯,2015/12/01,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

   Tim Easton, 12/01/2015  , The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689   添·伊斯顿,2015/12/01  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

Tim Easton, 12/01/2015, The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, US    36.102067, -86.816689
添·伊斯顿,2015/12/01,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.102067, -86.816689

Weekly photos 每周照片 #4

   Hall of Fame Rotunda  , Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN, US    36.158353, -86.776239   名人堂圆厅  ,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.158353, -86.776239

Hall of Fame Rotunda, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN, US    36.158353, -86.776239
名人堂圆厅,美国田纳西纳什维尔    36.158353, -86.776239

 

The visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame this week reminded me the meeting with Rob Kovacs. I met him last year on my one of my regular travels from Chicago to Madison. He performed in Madison the other day, and the performance was amazing. He is the first human ever to play two pianos simultaneously for a solo performance of Steve Reich's Piano Phase (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Phase).

I intended to learn piano from Rob Kovacs (http://www.robkovacsmusic.com/), but did not get started due to the inconvenience (he located in Cleveland, OH) and the busy life back in the Midwest. Now that I am in the Music City and finally getting started with piano lessons. With unbelievable luck, my piano teacher happened to be another great musician.

 

 Pianist Rob Kovacs, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, US    43.074433, -89.388113 钢琴家罗布·科瓦奇,美国威斯康星麦迪逊    43.074433, -89.388113

Pianist Rob Kovacs, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, US    43.074433, -89.388113
钢琴家罗布·科瓦奇,美国威斯康星麦迪逊    43.074433, -89.388113