Sunday, December 20, 2009
I have seen a lot of our members' Christmas cards on Flickr and Facebook and they are of the highest quality and creativeness. I'm just going to post a few snapshots that I added text to and try to pass them off as Christmas cards. I used to hand paint my cards and had a different one for each of my friends. I thought using Nikon and Corel would be easier, but it's turned out to be a labor of love. Enjoy and I'll add a few more later. And a Merry Christmas to everyone, especially those who have perused my photostream and left a nice comment.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Fall is just now getting to the coast with about 40% of the trees changing. Autumn doesn't necessarily mean colorful trees, but it is one of the main events. I'll go ahead and post what I got in Colonial Williamsburg last week and see what happens. I've posted some more on my Flickr Photostream if you get a minute to peruse my 2,334 images.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Live concert shots are sometimes difficult. Someday I may have to take a few minutes and compose a list of tips to share. But for now: I would wait until the lighting was better ( if the stage guys ever change them ), then catch the performer in a pause ( it helps to know the song ). A singer always has the microphone in the wrong place ( usually in front of his mouth ). Highlights are hard to avoid, especially if the performer is bald or sweating.
I didn't write down all the steps I used in the post-processing, but it was more than one-click fixes. I'm not real familiar with layering so some of this was done with two images and copy-and-pasting. Different areas had to have their own adjustments.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I just shot these last night for the challenge. The blooms will look even better in a few days. I guess I'll use the first one although it's not open as much. It's a better composition. The super close up ( image 2 ) was shot with an 18 mm lens with a +4,+2 and a +1 screw-in filter. Illuminated with a flashlight for 10 seconds.
Christmas Cactus (?)
Bonus Pics. I shot these with the standard 18-55 mm non-macro lens
Onion seed bloom
Disregard the previous post below. That's a Cloze Up not a Close Up. ;-)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Community Photo Challenge ~ FOOD !
This is just a grab shot from last week before I knew about the FOOD Challenge. I didn't realize how easy food is to shoot. And it doesn't complain. But you have to act quickly. It will either melt or get eaten before you finish. This was hand held, using available light. Probably not the best way to do it, but I wuz hongry.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
3 x 3 @ 72 dpi for the collage
This is the original photo of a porcelain jewelry box
that my Mom made years ago. She decided to give it to
her closest friend for her birthday last year. I set up the
shot and made a birthday card for her. After her friend
read and commented on the card, Mom then gave her
the gift-wrapped jewelry box. I cannot describe the
feelings in the room that day, but it gave me the warm fuzzies.Y
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I didn't enter it in the Challenge because it was so old (Oct '08) and I may have used it before.
I used a Mini-Maglight for illumination and a 15 second exposure.
The official entry for the Still Life Challenge is below in the previous post.
Friday, January 9, 2009
This is my entry for Community Photo Challenge - Still Life
I just happen to have a still life that I shot the other day for my friend at the Olde Towne Bakery & Cafe. It's a new item on the menu and he needed a photo. I had to do it quickly, as the whipped cream was starting to run. I don't usually eat Hot Fudge Cake for breakfast, but I hated to see it go to waste. yum.
Also posted at Flickr