Thursday, May 31, 2012
New York, NY 052812 Tall ships USCG Barque Eagle and the Ecuatorian Buque Escuela Guayas docked in New York at the end of May 2012 before taking off to Norfolk, VA, and then Boston. (Photo by Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe Staff) BEHIND THE SCENES: I was sent to NY to photograph the tall ships before they got to Boston so we could have a package ready for that weekend when they finally arrived here. The original idea was to do the journey from NY to Norfolk but then we were told it would last seven days and it was decided we didn't have that much time. The alternative was to depart the harbor with them and then when the NY harbor pilot was picked up we'd get off the ship as well and return to the port. I was looking forward to this assignment, specially because I had borrowed a "fish-eye" lens in order to climb the riggings and get the overall of the ship. However as my next blog will explain. Things didn't go as planned. TECH STUFF: Gear/ two camera bodies: Nikon D3 and Nikon D3s. Lenses: 24-70mm 2.8, 14mm 2.8, and 70-200mm 2.8 with a 1.4 TC, ISO 200- 1600. WB mostly sunny mode.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Cape Verde April 17-24, 2012 These are just some images from my first visit to Cape Verde off the coast off Africa. This is an island nation made up of 10 islands. I visited the capital city of Praia and the island of Sao Vicente while on an education assignment for the Boston Globe. The first image is in Cidade Velhia which used to be the main port where slaves brought from Africa were traded. The second image is of a 20-year old man who had not been able to finish his last year of high school because his family didn't have the $37 for the whole year's tuition. The other two images are children being children which I encountered at a couple of different beaches. (Essdras M Suarez)BEHIND THE SCENES: I never stop making an image because it might not make the paper, or because it might not have to do with the story I was sent to cover. I'm a true believer that when I see something worth photographing I just photograph it. TECH STUFF: Two cameras: D3 and D3s. Two lenses 24-70mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8 sometimes with a 1.4 TC on it. ISO anywhere between 100 to 3,200. If you want to see more images go to http://www.photoshelter.com/search/search?I_IS_RELEASED=&I_DSC=essdras+cape+verde&I_DSC_AND=t&_CB_I_PR=t&_CB_I_PU=t&_CB_I_RF=t&_CB_I_RM=t&I_ORIENTATION=&I_SDATE%5BMM%5D=&I_SDATE%5BDD%5D=DD&I_SDATE%5BYYYY%5D=YYYY&I_EDATE%5BMM%5D=&I_EDATE%5BDD%5D=DD&I_EDATE%5BYYYY%5D=YYYY&I_CITY=&I_STATE=&I_COUNTRY_ISO=CPV&I_SORT=RANK&V_ID=&G_ID=&_ACT=search :
Friday, May 4, 2012
Boston, MA 050112 Boston Ballet's troupe members rehearse for the company's production of "Fancy Free" on May 01, 2012. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe Staff)/ G BEHIND THE SCENES: One of my favorite subjects to photograph has always been dancers. To me they seem like sports cars, which even at a stand still are sleek-looking and ready to exploit with movement. It helps too that these dancers are real pros and it's very easy for them to ignore the constant clicking of my camera's shutter. That and the fact that I have been photographing their rehearsals now for about 10 years and they know me well. TECH STUFF: Easy enough, most of it shot with the 70-200mm 2.8 and the 24-70mm. A Nikon D3 and a D3s. ISO 1600. Speeds 1/160th- 1/250th of a second depending of close they got to the windows. WB Auto (mixed light from the windows and fluorescent overheads present.) EXTRA NOTE: Funny enough after having photographed these guys for these many years, this was the first time I noticed the reflection on the side of the piano.