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November Cover for CLM

I’m happy to announce that the wonderful folks over at County Lines Magazine have chosen another one of my images for their November cover!!

Nov 2014 Cover - County Lines Magazine
Nov 2014 Cover – County Lines Magazine

This image was taken nearly 3 years ago, on October 21, 2011,  while walking the hills behind Shamona Creek Elementary School in Downingtown, within a few feet of 40°3’27” N 75°42’7″ W.

As you can see, there once stood a corn field, but as the fall season approaches, the migrating geese fly to a nice place to eat and rest for the night.

This view does NOT exist anymore.

Since then, the new Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center has been built, and my daughter, Madison, is one of the first students in the new building!

Again, many thanks to the wonder folks over at County Lines Magazine!

- Andrew
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October Cover for CLM

In early September, I got a chance to work with Jaimielynn Cooper of County Lines Magazine to shoot the October cover at Wolff’s Apple House in Media, PA.

After an hour or so of looking around at the various fruits and vegetables that were available to us, Jaimielynn & I  put together various scenes, took a couple of cell phone shots, and sent them back to the editors for review.

I thought to my self how much things had changed.

Gone are the days of shooting a test shot with a Polaroid…

The image slowly came together, and we captured this –

October 2014 Cover - County Lines Magazine
October 2014 Cover – County Lines Magazine

In the days leading up to the October release date, there were a few magazine sightings!

CLM October Cover - Ready for Distribution
CLM October Cover – Ready for Distribution

So check your news stands to get your copy!!

Thanks again to Jaimielynn Cooper and the other wonderful folks over at County Lines Magazine for this opportunity!

- Andrew
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Fireworks time again!!

It is that time of the year again for fireworks!!

For those of you in Chester County PA area, here is a guide to local events that my friends of at County Line Magazine put together!

Where to Find Fireworks? (PDF)

My fellow photographer friend, Dan Potter, also put together a nice list of do’s and don’t when photographing fireworks!

I do take issue with his Bulb settings (#2) comment.

Looking back into my collection…

  • Canonet (circa late 1960s) – B on the Lens
  • AE-1 (circa early 1980s) –  B on the Dial
  • F-1 (circa mid 1980s) – B on the Dial
  • PowerShot A70 (circa early 2000s) – M on the Dial
  • PowerShot SX130 (circa early 2010s) – M on the Dial
  • Rebel XTi (circa 2007) – M on the Dial
  • Rebel T5i (circa 2014) – M on the Dial

What my data suggests, that you might be referring to an older analog film based camera, and if memory serves me correctly, Nikon did the SAME THING on their line during that time!

In both cases (Canon vs Nikon), it was the nature of analog film cameras to have the Speeds on the Upper Dial and the Aperture on the Lens itself.

These days, both are done via the various digital modes, one being (M)anual.

Dan also makes a good point to “know your location” and to be able to “adjust quickly”. (#4)

In the various years that I have photographed the Good Neighbor Fireworks, their launch area does seem to be a moving target from year to year!

In any case, enjoy the tips and have a GREAT 4th of July Weekend!!

- Andrew
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Images from Media in County Lines Mag!

I am happy to announce that the Folks at County Lines Magazine have published several more of my images in this June’s “Meet Me in Media” article!

Back in April, I spent a chilly morning wandering around Media with Jaimielynn Cooper, as she planned her story for the article. It was like having my own personal tour guide of the town!

When I received the Final PDF Proof of the article, it was also fun to see that I shared image space with Ralph Nardell, as I first learned about him on Flickr and then on Facebook.

The world just seems to get smaller!

Here are some additional images that were taken that April morning.

If you are interested in the Full Article, it can be viewed in PDF format with this Link:

Download County Lines – “Meet Me in Media” (June 2014) PDF file

Thanks again to Jaimielynn Cooper and all the wonderful Folks behind the scenes at County Line Magazine!

- Andrew
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Published in County Lines Magazine!

As Seen In - County Lines Magazine
As Seen In – County Lines Magazine

I’ve been rather low-key about this, and I was going to say something yesterday, but…

I am happy to announce that I have 5 images appearing in the April 2014 edition of County Lines Magazine, including a two-page opening spread on our little town of Downingtown – “Small Town Heaven“!

My main sunset image also appears on the County Lines website, in the feature section, but to be honest, I LOVE the print edition better!

Here is a PDF version of the article!

The original image was a hand-held panorama and really needs to be seen wide, to get the full feeling, and the two-page printed version does this well!

I want to really thank all the folks at County Lines for their hard work, and especially Jaimielynn Cooper who was such a delight to work with during this project!

So look for the April Print Edition, which also happens to be the Wedding Edition, at your local newsstands and bookstores in Chester County, Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster, New Castle and Delaware counties or by subscription.

Thanks again to all those involved!

- Andrew
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County Lines Magazine Proofs OK’d!

As Seen In - County Lines Magazine
As Seen In – County Lines Magazine

Just finished reviewing the Proofs for an up coming article on Downingtown that will be appearing in the April 2014 issue of County Lines Magazine!

In the issue, 5 of my images will be appearing, including a two-page article feature spread!

Needless to say, I am very excited for this type of exposure!
(Sorry!)

I am not sure when issues are mailed to Subscribers, but look for the Annual Wedding Issue!

Thanks again to the wonderful folks at County Lines Magazine for this!

- Andrew
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Covered Bridges of the Oxford Area – the Book

I have been playing with the idea of publishing a photography book for some time, and after my experience with producing Madison’s 10th birthday gift, I decided to make a first real attempt.

So what was my first real book going to be about?

Looking back at my recent history, it only makes sense that I do something about covered bridges, and I already had the content from the presentation I did back in October 2012 for Citadel bank.

This time is going to be easier from the standpoint that I only had a limited number of pictures, and a layout with the text.

So after a couple of hours, I was able to put the following together using the simple Adobe Lightroom module, and uploading to Blurb.com.

I invite you to take a look, and let me know what you think.

With this first book done, and I’m sure that I’ll revisit at some point, I am beginning to put together some ideas on themed books.

This time, using Blurb’s SmartBook application to put together my next adventure, namely because it seems to offer far more options and controls than what is available in the built-in Adobe Lightroom module.

In the meantime, let me know what you think of the book!

- Andrew
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