Friday, July 16, 2010
Going out at night is a fun way to take different pics. Go out and set up on tripod to take pictures at night. Most DSLR cameras have a shutter speed of 'bulb' which allows you to leave the shutter on the camera open as long as you want. It was pitch black when I took this photo, hard to tell huh?
While driving around, I was trying to capture a dramatic landscape picture when all of this thorn thicket of berries. In hind site, I wish I would have captured more of the barbed wire and the large vine growing out the top. But that is okay, I still love the delicate berries, the barbed wire, and the landscape in the background.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Dandelions are a favorite weed of mine to take photos of. I layed in my yard to get to ground level to try to get a different view. I got one dandelion in focus, which made the photo a little different and to me more interesting. They are blurry cotton balls, with one sharp flower in focus.
This is my favorite nightlight. It sits on an entertainment center in my bedroom and I love the ambient light it gives off. I took this photo with my point and shoot camera and did a touch of color adjustment (keeping the light portion and fading the rest to black and white) to make the light pop. I love to keep a point and shoot camera in my bag so I can catch images like this one at any time.
Monday, July 12, 2010
My favorite flowers in the whole wide world to grow are hydrangeas. They are easy they are colorful and they are reliable. No matter what they seem to come back year after year. I love to watch them throughout the season to see what they will look like each year.
These little mocking birds were hungry and looking for some grub (probably literally...grub). I got dive bombed by there protective mother when I was taking this photo. I quickly got out of there so they could finish their dinner.