D300

There Goes The Neighborhood…

Nothing recedes like progress.
– E. E. Cummings

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec. at f/9, 50 mm

Today I am taking photos of kitties available at the shelter for adoption. Can you guess what tomorrow’s post will feature photos of? Be sure to stop by for a full dose of cuteness!

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The Threat of a Woman

Before getting to today’s photo, let me just say “Thank you!” to Echwalu – author and artist of a tremendous photo-blog in Uganda, for nominating I Shutter At The Thought! for a 2012 Versatile Bloggers Award. I am humbled by and grateful for the recognition by this wonderfully talented photographer. 

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man,
but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

– Alexandre Dumas Père

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec at f/5.6, 50 mm, SB-900 and SB-700 Speedlights

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Pride is Humane

Today marks the last post in this week’s series from the 2012 Utah Pride parade and festival (if you’ve missed them, start here). It is, therefore, with great pride that I devote today’s post to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Utah and their presence and participation.

My regular readers know of my commitment to working with HSU to promote pet adoptions and serve adoptable pets through my photography. There are so many ways you can help, too – and many of them don’t require your valuable  time! Please contact or visit HSU to find out what you can do to help.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
― Mother Teresa

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
― Stephen R. Covey

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Earl Harris Photography is proud to serve and photograph Utah’s GLBT community and its supporters.

The Answer to Difference

Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.
– John Hume

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/800 sec. at f/7.1, 90 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/800 sec. at f/7.1, 62 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/320 sec. at f/10, 20 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/320 sec. at f/4.5, 18 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/640 sec. at f/11, 18 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/160 sec. at f/18, 36 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 sec. at f/9.0

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/800 sec. at f/7.1, 46 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 at f/32, 65 mm

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post to feature photos from Utah Pride.

A Diverse Family

The human family is very diverse, with many different beliefs and cultures and ways of life. Many conflicts in our world are caused when people are intolerant of the ways that others see the world. Learning tolerance is an important cornerstone to creating a better world.
– Robert Alan Silverstein

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/640 sec. at f8, 27 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/200 sec. at f/9, 38 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/800 sec. at f/5.6, 200 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 sec. at f/10, 44 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/200 sec. at f/4.8, 55 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 sec. at f/9, 35 mm

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two posts that will feature photos from Utah Pride.

A Sense of Pride

You can’t give people pride, but you can provide the kind of understanding that makes people look to their inner strengths and find their own sense of pride.
– Charleszetta Waddles

Today’s post features a few more photos from this past weekend’s Utah Pride festival and parade. I had a good time stopping perfect strangers and asking if I could take their photos. It was a great opportunity to meet some interesting people, do a bit of networking and capture some fun shots from impromptu models.

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/320 sec. at f/2.2, 85 mm, (Richard designed and made his awesome skeleton outfit)

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/160 sec. at f/18, 120 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/200 sec. at f/7.1, 35 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/160 sec. at f/18, 60 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/200 sec. at f/4.5, 32 mm

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Prince Poppycock

The headline entertainer at the Utah Pride Festival on Saturday night was the extravagant and incredible “Crowned Prince of Absurdity”, Prince Poppycock. You probably saw him taking America by song on the 2010 season of America’s Got Talent. Pictured here upon his arrival from the Kingdom of Poppycock, all those present were quickly charmed by his magical merriment, vibrant voice and magnificent music.

This was one of those occasions when by pure chance I happened to end up at the right place at the right time: the Prince had just arrived and was about to be whisked away on a royal white … golf cart.

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 sec. at f/5.6, 170 mm

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Utah Pride

This week I will feature photos from Utah Pride. To quote another attendee, “When you get a few thousand campy and artistic types together you count on the unexpected.” Thus, one of the great things for a photographer about a Pride gathering is the number of people who are more than happy to be photographed.

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/40 sec. at f5.6, 130 mm

Over the next week, I’ll feature some photos from the Utah Pride Festival and parade. Thanks to all those who so graciously accepted my request to photograph them.

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 sec. at f/11, 18 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 320, 1/125 sec. at f/5.6, 32 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/320 sec. at f/10, 85 mm

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/320 sec. at f/9, 85 mm

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On Crimson Wing

Ruin seize thee, ruthless King!
Confusion on thy banners wait;
Though fanned by Conquest’s crimson wing,
They mock the air with idle state.

– Thomas Gray (English Poet, 1716 – 1771)

Nikon D300, ISO 400, 1/250 sec at f/11, 50 mm

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Stone Silhouette

One of the fascinating things about art, to me, is that it has so much potential for interpretation. Statues and figures even more so, for I find that being three-dimensional, they can change so markedly based on perspective and how much or how little one places within their field of vision at one time.

Today’s photo is, for me, a new interpretation of a figure I’ve photographed previously but have never been happy with the results. This time, however, the sky, shadows and my close-up perspective rendered an emotion I hadn’t been able to see, feel or capture before.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/100 sec at f/11, 50 mm

This image is available as a 100% cotton, bi-fold greeting card here or as a ready-to-frame print here.

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