My good friend and fellow photo chief from our South group Mark G. is moving on to another position. It's a good job and with his young family he needed to make the move. Mark and I rode the Pan Mass together and have collaborated on projects and sports shoots over the years so I am sad to see him leave the company. We would always meet up at the NENPA awards ceremony in Feb. as the work of our photo teams were always competing against each other. It was always a fun night. So last night one of my photographers and I went down to an English beer pub on the South Shore to be there when they gave him a grand send off. We had a good time talking with other photogs and Gatehouse folks attending the leaving do. I brought along my M9 and 35mm Summicron to make some photos not sure how they would look because it was so dark. I was surprised at what I got. Here are just a few with Mark, his wife Deirdre, and their son Quinton. I was a little nervous shooting these at ISO 2000 with the M9 but I was really surprised. In raw the results were really amazing and the grain was not all that bad compared to what I'm used to seeing. All of the exposures were made at 1/45s @ f2.0. The B&W's were processed in Silver Efex Pro.
Here is a color one just to show what they looked like in color.