Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The cutest kid in Denver

As my dear readers know, the Calanan family - and thus the Calanan Photography business - were recently relocated from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO. After a delay to allow for some home improvements in our new (and first!) home the business has been rekindled in a Phoenix-like rise from the proverbial ashes with a family portrait session with the cutest kid in Denver.

Seeking out some Autumn color, we headed over to Denver's Cheesman Park where we found some wonderful foliage that we used both as a backdrop and as a prop for the young Miss F.

Some of my favorite shots from the outing:




Technical specs:

Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikon SB-800 speedlight (for fill)
Westcott 45" white brolly (for diffusion)

More in this Flickr gallery.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jolie Holland in Denver

This weekend we had the pleasure of seeing Jolie Holland and Grey Gersten (w/opener Matt Bauer) at The Walnut Room in Denver. We're long-time fans of Jolie (and The Be Good Tanyas) and it was a treat to finally see her perform. Likewise, this was our first trip to Denver's Walnut Room and we look forward to returning for more gigs.

Though I wasn't on assignment, I did haul the old Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 lens into the show - I just love this combination, especially for concerts - and took some snapshots as we rocked back and forth to the music...camera in my right hand, Great Divide Denver Pale Ale in my left. :)

Jolie Holland

Grey Gersten

Jolie Holland

Jolie's web site is www.jolieholland.com

Some examples of her work, from blip.fm ♫

"Damn Shame"
"Crazy Dreams"
"Old Fashioned Morphine"
"Springtime Can Kill You"
"I Wanna Die"

Finally, the full gallery and a slideshow:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kerby went to the salon

Kerbdog, after his haircut
Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

Taken shortly after arriving home from his new doggy salon Oona's Dog Groom & Spa, which is staffed by very friendly and talented groomers.

"Will you put that thing down and PLAY with me already?!"
"Will you put that thing down and PLAY with me already?!"
Nikon D700, Tokina 12-24mm f/4

...and yes, I am available for pet portraits, thanks for asking. :)

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.a is for animadvert., originally uploaded by calanan.

Colfax Ave
Denver, CO

Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

[Part of my "Drive-By Shootings" taken-while-driving street photography series]