Memorial Day. – (Present Day) Newburgh, NY.

Spent the morning at the Memorial Day Parade here in town, basically for myself, as I wanted to put the old Nikon D-1X through it’s paces again. Ended up utilizing the 14mm (equivalent to a 20mm on the digital body) and just had a blast “getting in real close” to a few subjects. Also shot 95% of the take on Aperture priority, which I almost never do. With the sun constantly playing peek-a-boo behind an overcast sky, I didn’t want to keep using the hand meter or “chimping” (looking at the images on the back of the camera) while walking the parade route. By tweaking the exposure compensation settings on the camera, I was pleasantly surprised by the results of this “quick hit” self assignment. ~cg. 

NEWBURGH, NY. Vietnam War veteran Richie Sanchez (53) watches the Memorial Day Parade proceed along Broadway in Newburgh, NY on Monday, May 30, 2011. Sanchez served in Army as an infantryman in Vietnam during 1975 – 1976. © Chet Gordon/THE IMAGE WORKS

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