Thoughts you can see

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Road Trip!

Taking pictures out of a moving vehicle poses a whole host of problems. First is the vibration of the car transferring itself to your hands and casing camera shake. Use as fast a shutter speed as you can to minimize that. You will also catch reflections off the inside of the windows that at best are... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things you see everyday

The kitchen window that I look out of countless times every day suddenly beckoned to me, a strange yellow light suffused the room so naturally I had to see where it was coming from. The late afternoon sun bathed the birch tree outside the window and the leaves dressed in their best fall colors... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall colors softly

It is best to take fall color photos in the early or late light of day, the so called, “magic time” when the sun is low, shadows are prominent and colors don’t tend to get washed out. Most of us can’t really do this so we snap away regardless. The other day, it was raining and just crappy but the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Signs of the times?

This sign, without the multiple store fronts, conjures an image in the mind that is, just, well disturbing. Would anyone really Barbeque a Dolphin? Say it isn't so Flipper! And if you don't think it's true, they just might tell you to go fly a kite! So if you ever go to Galveston Texas and wander... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sometimes things just look funny

Ok, I know I probably shouldn't do this, but what are the chances of this political candidate seeing my blog? Scarce, I hope and if she does, I hope she has a sense of humor. Just take a look at the sign, everyone in our group agreed a name chage might be in order! Or maybe it's just truth in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

How I spent my summer vacation.

If you ever get a chance to take a cruise, don't forget your camera. For this trip, I borrowed my son's pocket digital camera, a Panasonic DMC-ZS7. The small size is perfect for travel and the ability to shoot instant video was priceless. The 12x optical zoom was more than adequate and if you think... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wildlife shots made easy

For a photographer, wildlife shots pose a particular challenge, namely getting close enough to the wildlife to get a decent shot. Usually, as soon as a deer or other suitable subject hears a shutter, they are off and running. If you have the option of turning off the shutter sound, that leaves only... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The photographer gets caught.

I have written a lot about photography, so by now you might think I am some serious kind of shutterbug. As with a lot of amateru photographers, I am usually not included in my shots, due to the necessity of me being behind the lens, not in front of it. There is another reason however; the shot that... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Photos that needed fixing

In the old days of film photography, fixers were chemicals that stopped the chemical reactions of the silver compounds used to make the images, thus “fixing” the exposure at the desired point. Today fixers can be thought of as photo editing programs, if you are into puns, as I am. The other day I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

This photo is a real dog

Meet Tuffy, he is quite literally a handful! I got as close as I could for this shot, but not too close, I didn't want his eyes to reflect the flash. I wasn't totally successful on that front but you can see his "mohawk" hair do. Next I spotted a rock chuck, or at least that's what I was told it was... Sign in to see full entry.

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