Tuesday, May 10, 2011


After a long boring morning researching new equipment and emailing a few people about freelance work, I found myself wanting to go outside and enjoy the nice warm weather.  I decided to go shoot a few time-lapse.  I jumped on my 4wheeler with a tripod and my camera equipment.  After scouting out a few locations, I found a location to set my d5000 for a time-lapse.  I pulled out my Canon t2i with my new 70-200mm f/4 USM lens.  I decided to take a walk as the time-lapse was shooting.   I ended up walking in a woods I walk all the time. I came to a point where I realized there where a lot of birds around me, so I stopped.  I had a good angle on a bird’s nest to my right and was waiting for a bird to fly in.  

A few minutes past with no action.  As I stood there trying not to move suddenly, twigs where breaking to my left.  I turned ever so slowly trying not to scare whatever it is.  When boom!  It was a deer walking within 15yrds of me.  My heart jumped out of my chest.  Instantly I had flashbacks of the last time I went hunting deer (that’s a story for another day). Somehow, I remember I had a camera in my hands. I whispered “Thank you God”, pulled my camera up to my eye, found focus and..  Click.  After the shutter released the deer grunted at me and ran off.  I didn’t have a real good angle on the guy but he was in focus,  he filled most of the frame, and no motion blur.  I’ll take that.

When your waiting for something to happen do not be shocked when something does. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Melting away

It was winter break.  I finally got my first SLR (Minolta X-370).  I recall looking back how excited I was to go home and shoot this camera.  I got my younger brother and headed back to the woods to do a little photo shoot.  We went all around my uncle’s farm shooting different scenes.  About halfway during our journey I wanted to compare my 28mm to my 50mm lens.  So I first took my 28mm and framed up a nice portrait.  I than switched to my 50mm and frame up the same shoot, standing further back because of the longer focal length.  Told my brother to smile and click.  We both got back into the truck and kept driving around taking some pictures.  Trying to stay warm, and enjoy the nice soft snow.  To date this is my favorite capture I have ever taken.  From the snowflakes on his hat and hair to the snowflakes that are out of focus, this picture I love.

Like a snowflake, each moment is irreplaceable.  Take a second to enjoy its appeal before it melts away. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Your worst enemy is yourself.

It was a blistering late spring day in sunny Florida.  My class assignment was to create an ad to promote a product.  I wanted an ad that showed something epic.  Something that seemed impossible for the subject.  With a little brainstorming, it came to me.  The idea was simple, have the tagline be about how you are your biggest enemy.  I picked up my camera and tripod and headed outside to the tennis court.  Set the camera up and started to record.  Click.  The result is what you see here with some manipulation thanks to After Effects.

Humbling your ego can be a challenge…

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunset on the Mall

Sunsets have always had a special place in my heart. During golden hour it’s pretty hard to take a bad picture.  But on this day at this moment, this was the best sunset I had seen in a while.  Not because of the getting up before 4am, or driving 4 hours on interstate 95, and driving another 2+ hours after this sunset, but this sunset was special because of the friend I spent it with.  It was the perfect way to end our day in D.C.  Some days you will never forget and this was one of those days.  If I could replay one day from last year this was it.  After visiting the Washington Memorial, we headed toward the Lincoln Memorial.  As we walked, I paused for a moment to take a quick shot.  Click.  We continued our walk.  This capture may not be the best sunset picture I have ever taken.  But I will tell you one thing, it was one of my favorites.  

A sunset is the sun’s way of telling us ,“I’ll see you again”.  It’s bright warm tones leave hopeful readiness for it’s return.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


What if you have been away from your hometown friends for over six months and you have only two hours to spend time with them, what would you do?  Easy, you go have a photo shoot with them.  Well, maybe not. But that is what happened here. I had been away for a long time and only could spend a few hours with my old buddies.  So, instead of sitting around doing nothing or going out to eat, we went to a local park and had a little fun payback boy style.  (A band that everybody needs to hear click here > link).  So right before I took this picture I told the guys, “be pissed off”.  Click.  Everybody did expect Mr. Bryan Towne.  Good times.  Payback!

We always have expectations and when those expectations are not meet, that is when we find our friends.

A fence post

One thing I have learned about myself over the past year or two is very simple.  I like fence posts as a subject for photography.  For one very simple reason, fence posts don't move.  After a long day of sitting inside, I decide to go outside and go shoot some wildlife.  The problem I have found is that it takes a lot of patients to do so.  Don't get me wrong, I grew up hunting and fishing.  I will spend as much time as I have to catch that big fish or see that huge buck.  But for some reason when I get a camera in my hands.  I lose that "skill" of having patients. Or it could be that I can’t get within 50yrds of anything without it running off no matter how slow I move.  So here I am after walking around the woods for about an hour with not much luck. And I see this beautiful fence post just sitting there holding his ground.  Click, satisfaction in some small macro way.

I’m convinced beauty is all around us, it’s all in perspective.

Entry Number One

Well.  Lets give this blog thing another chance.  So.  I'm on Flickr (www.flickr.com/freyenberger) and Vimeo ( http://vimeo.com/user2080287 ).  Check it out!

The idea behind this blog is go back to the moment when a picture was taken.  To tell the story behind the still and reflect on it in my own little way.  Enjoy. 

With the click of the camera a image is born, with some perspective a story is told.