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Recent images from Tony Fiorini

Merry Christmas 2009

I shot very few images this Christmas, maybe a result of all the traveling we did. San Francisco -> New Haven -> Chelmsford, MA -> South Berwick, ME -> Chelmsford -> New Haven -> South Williamsport, PA and back to New Haven. It is good to be home. Hope your 2010 is all you hope for!

Maeve getting excited for Christmas!

I didn't wear the antlers all night.

Connor.

Connor and Audrey.

Steven and Ryan.

Steven and Ryan again.

Quick trip to San Francisco

My wife goes to San Francisco for a week right before Christmas every year for the American Geophysical Union conference. I have never been to San Francisco before, so I went out at the end of the week and we had a nice weekend together. I had to ride a cable car, and see Alcatraz, we also went to Golden Gate Park, and the bridge. Here are a few images form the weekend, my favorites are from the rock.

You have to be there to understand how steep the hills really are.

Glad the brakes were working.

Almost to the top.

Irish Coffee was introduced to the US here. It was really crowded, so we will have to visit again sometime.

Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz.

Prison uniforms await new inmates.

The famous bridge shrouded in fog.

Abandoned in Connecticut - Part 1

Driving around Connecticut I have been noticing so many abandoned buildings. Big box chain stores stick out most, and the Circuit City stores seem to be everywhere. These places are out in the open, part of the urban landscape, and if you look, they will stick out like a sore thumb. I plan on shooting as many of these places as I can. decay-01

Circuit City, North Haven, CT

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Circuit City, North Haven, CT

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Circuit City, North Haven, CT

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Comp USA, Orange CT

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Comp USA, Orange CT

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Comp USA, Orange CT

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Showcase Cinema, Milford, CT

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Showcase Cinema, Milford, CT

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Showcase Cinema, Milford, CT

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Showcase Cinema, Milford, CT

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Galvin Pools, Orange, CT

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Circuit City, Orange, CT

Boston and Storm Clouds

I was in Boston last weekend visiting with an old friend from Semester at Sea, Mike Mariant. As I write, he is at Neverland Ranch shooting for the AP, kinda cool. I am getting ready for a wedding tomorrow, my first second shooting gig here in Connecticut. I am excited, check back for images in a few days. For now I leave you with a tomb stone from the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston. Paul Revere is buried there, and I really like the skull and wings on the stone, and below that, we had a fast storm blow through leaving some great clouds as the sun set. Enjoy!stone

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Video with the 5D

This is a test video at the Decemberists show earlier this week with the new camera. The first clip is the best because I left the image stabilization on. I turned the IS off because the noise can be picked up by the camera and I wanted to be sure it didn't get into the video, but the music was so loud you couldn't hear it. Now I know for the next time.

I edited with iMovie 08, and was not happy to find that there is a problem with it and the HD files from the canon, so it is not in HD even though the vimeo site can handle it and the files from the camera look amazing. I'll work on getting better quality up, till then, here you go!

Enjoy!

The Decemberists at Yale

Today was the "spring Fling" at Yale, basically a big party for students before they have to camp out in the library and study for finals. They set up a stage on the quad and have several bands come and preform. This year The Decemberists were on the bill and there was no way I was going to miss it. Maureen and I went down and stood amongst all the students feeling really old. They played a great set, and I got a few images. Enjoy!  

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I'm famous

Well, OK, maybe not FAMOUS, but I have been listening to podcasts for years now, and I have finally gotten ON one. That's right, my voice could be piped in to your iPod right now! Click here to launch iTunes and get the episode! I was interviewed by Mr. Robert Norman, photographer extraordinaire for his Connecticut Photographers of Distinction podcast. It was an awesome experience and am really glad I got the chance to talk with Robert.

I have one regret, and that is not taking any photos of us in his office with the cool microphones he has to do the recording with. Oh well, maybe next time.

Ira Glass at Yale

I have been a fan of This American Life for quite some time now. A really big fan. It is the best show on radio, I love me some Car Talk, but TAL has more impact. I don't usually listen to the live broadcast, but rather get the podcast and listen on the iPod in the car.  I was looking at the Yale Daily Bulletin and saw an ad for a lecture he was giving on campus, and it was happening in just 5 hours. I was able to get to campus, find the Law School, and ended up pretty close to the front of the line.  He came out and sat down behind some audio equipment, and then all the lights went off. He said something like "Since I will be talking about the radio, I thought maybe you shouldn't see me" awesome! The lights came back on soon after, and he went on to talk about how he comes up with stories, how they are constructed, what works on the radio, and what doesn't. It was like he was doing a show just for us live. I am so glad I got to go. 

I did manage to snap one decent photo. I was kinda far away, and the light was not great, but this came out pretty good.

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5D Mark II, ISO 6400, 1/160th @ f4.5 and I cropped in on it about 20%. Excellent quality in very low light. I am really happy with the new camera.