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Some thoughts on table saws

If you haven’t guessed already, this isn’t a photography post. I bought myself a table saw  – happy birthday to me – and have been using it for over…

Nature - After the Snow Storm

Simple Clicks – winters past

It’s winter in NEPA, despite the strange warm spell that lasted to Christmas Eve, when it was just shy of 70 degrees.  We’ve had rain and gloom for…

BRENT PENNINGTON The New Vintage Ensemble production of "Hamlet," performed at the Scranton Cultural Center in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 07 January 2016.

Some thoughts on photographing theater

For the past several years, I’ve had the honor of working with the New Vintage Theater ensemble, beginning with “Pride & Prejudice” and continuing through several smaller shows…

BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

Saturday Light – lighting on the run

I’ve shot several different gigs lately, but instead of doing a series of Saturday Light posts about each, it makes more sense to lump them together because when…

[A (shockingly) bad stock photo I took years ago.  It isn't a laptop, but it sums up my feelings on this matter.]

Some thoughts on computing

When I got to my desk this morning and fired up my laptop, Windows practically reached out and demanded that I run updates.  To be fair, I haven’t…

Slider - Winter Pond

Simple Clicks – Winters past

It was sixty-four degrees in Scranton yesterday.  It was sixty-three degrees today, and it’s raining outside now.  The odds of a white Christmas are looking pretty slim, and…

BRENT PENNINGTON Moonlight shots of Chittenden Dam, merged in HDR and Tone Mapped to show stars, yet details in the landscape as well.

That time I went shooting at midnight in Vermont…

I’m feeling nostalgic today, so I’m going to tell you a story. I made the photo above many years ago, back in 2007, when I was in Vermont…

wolves-preview

No Posts Last Week

So no posts last week – sorry.  That wasn’t entirely planned, but it’s how it played out.  Last week was my birthday, which I normally wouldn’t even mention…

[I bought this handplane used at a second hand store for $5.  I had no idea of it even worked, but it seemed sound.  A week of work and a little spray paint later, and it's good as new!  Saved me over $100.  Buy used when you can - tools are tools and most have a lot of life in them.]

Some thoughts on the nature of artistic pursuits

I haven’t been doing much photography lately – a couple of personal autumn outings, a few events, a portrait session or two, but the cameras have largely remained…

BRENT PENNINGTON Promotional photos for The New Vintage Ensemble's 2016 production of Shakespear's "Hamlet," featuring Conor O'Brien as Hamlet. Photographed at the Little Brick Theater in Scranton, PA, on the afternoon of 07 November 2015.

Simple Clicks – Conor in color

This is an outtake from the “Hamlet” shoot [link]; Conor changed position just enough that his head no longer hid the flash serving as the backlight, so when…

Turkey Trot

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  May your day be filled with friends, family, food, and cheer. Overall, I think we always have a great deal to be thankful for,…

BRENT PENNINGTON Promotional photos for The New Vintage Ensemble's 2016 production of Shakespear's "Hamlet," featuring Conor O'Brien as Hamlet. Photographed at the Little Brick Theater in Scranton, PA, on the afternoon of 07 November 2015.

Saturday Light – “Hamlet” promotional session

I joined members of The New Vintage Ensemble a couple of weekends back for a promotional shoot – this is the same group who did the fantastic production…