Outdoor Photos Using Flash with Koen

Outdoor Photos Using Flash with Koen

I have been practicing my outdoor flash photography and captured a few of Koen in a small field behind our house. Canon 50mm 1.8 at f 2.0, 1/1500, ISO 100 Two Yongnuo 568EX II Speedlites in a 24″ softbox camera left, One Yongnuo 568EX II Speedlite as rim light camera right behind Canon 50mm 1.8 at f 8.0, 1/125, ISO 100 Two Yongnuo 568EX II Speedlites in a 24″ softbox camera left Used Gaussian Blur in Photoshop to mute the background a bit Canon 50mm 1.8 at f 2.8, 1/500, ISO 100 Two Yongnuo 568EX II Speedlites in a 24″ softbox camera...
A Broken Clavicle and Bump on the Head

A Broken Clavicle and Bump on the Head

Much like the rest of my life, this blog has been on pause for the last month while my body attempts to repair itself after a stupid crash in the Ozarks of Arkansas on April 4, 2014.  I say that it was stupid because it could have been avoided, but it also could have been much worse. The day started off great as eight Erik’s Road Team riders anticipated a beautiful 80-100 ride through the rolling hills of the Ozarks. Spirits were up as we began tackling hill after hill. However, after lunch we began descending Parthenon which has a few areas that approach 15% grade. From what I remember we were taking it relatively easy when my teammate washed-out and crashed head first into this guardrail. The last thing I remember is thinking how strange it was that he was crashing. I must have grabbed a little too much break to avoid him and washed-out myself. However, unlike my teammate, I was not stopped by the guardrail and flew into this creek below. I vaguely remember climbing out of this ditch, but nothing about the actual crash–thank goodness. I could feel the “crunch” in my left shoulder as I laid on the side of the road and waited for the ambulance. I also remember looking in my fallen teammate’s direction and seeing the blood pouring from his head. After a short ambulance ride, we were both loaded into separate helicopters and taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. I am still waiting to see how much of this $37,000 helicopter ride I am on the hook for?  ...

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