Posts Tagged ‘art’

First Look Photo: Natural Snow Art

March 14, 2018

This shot was taken right after winter storm Quinn.

Complete Snow Covered

Photo Friday: Framed

September 15, 2017

The Art of Photography, on YouTube, posted a challenge about framing the subject, and I found this guy biking in Portland between two signs.  The color in the signs are too distracting, so I changed it to black and white.

Biking through the city

First Look Photo: They do Sleep

September 21, 2016

Out of all the things that most people never see, including baby pigeons and foxes that climb trees, I’ve seen most of them, but the one thing I never expected to see I saw, and captured this week.

Today is a shot of a bumble bee sleeping, which gave me the opportunity to get several shots without the bee moving.  How could I pass up the opportunity.

sleeping-bumble-bee

Photo Friday: School Assignment

September 16, 2016

I recently did an assignment for school.  The only instructions I received was use a wine glass, and some clear liquid.  It was a lighting assignment, and it was to light it so it brings out the translucent liquid.

After setting up the lights, I realized it looked more like a print ad for Canada dry.  The words would say “The soft drink with a touch of class.”

Now here’s the shot.

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Photo Friday: To Bee

August 5, 2016

This week I was out shooting for my school assignments, when I happened on some cone flowers that were buzzing with bumble bees.  With my love of shooting close ups, I couldn’t resist the opportunity.  It wasn’t part of my school assignment, but you take the shots as they come.

Bumble Bee

Photo Friday: Hitting Gold

July 29, 2016

I love dragonflies.  They are harmless to humans, and they eat mosquitos and black flies.  Dragonflies come in a variety of colors, and they make great photo subjects.

This week I was at Mill Creek park, shooting every dragonfly that would sit still long enough, when I saw something golden cross my path.  I went to where it landed, and saw a black dragonfly, with golden wings.  This was something I had never seen, so I started snapping.

After 10 good shots, I found one that was exceptionally clear, so I have chosen this as the photo of the week, and my favorite shot of the month.

Golden Wing Dragonfly

Photo Friday: Exposure Exposed

July 15, 2016

Photography, like any art, is not a series of rules.  It is a series of guidelines.  The biggest of these involves what is thought of as correct exposure.  Exposure is important, especially in documentation, however, using it creatively can have very interesting results.

Today’s  photo is such an example.  The intentional over exposure of the image gives the picture a dreamy appearance, while still being a beautiful photograph of a queen anne’s lace.

Dreamy Queen

Photo Friday:The Seeds of Beauty

May 13, 2016

This week I’ve been watching videos of National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones.  In them he talks about finding multiple right answers to any problem. He also talked about the fact that National Geographic will sift through 14,000 photographs to find thirty photos used in one article.  With that much dedication to finding the best of the best, it’s no wonder they are the top.

I’m not a National Geographic photographer, yet, but today’s photo stood out from many photographs, and I couldn’t resist giving it the top spot of the week.

Dandelion Seeds

Photo Friday: Photographic Exercise

December 11, 2015

The artist who does not practice his art, is not an artist.  This holds true in all arts, including photography, so I’ve been practicing my breathing, and pressing the shutter calmer, to help eliminate camera shake in low light situations.

I get out of my job at 3:30 in the morning, so I have no problem finding low light situations, and I can’t exactly bring my tripod to work with me.  Armed with only a Canon SX610HS, and nothing else, I knew I had to time my breathing with the shutter button release, just right, or I would get a blurry image.  I did get some blurry shots, but the last ones taken in each area came out much better.

Here, then, are my final results.

They are not perfect, but compared to what I started with, they are improving nicely.

Photo Fridays are back

November 6, 2015

I have been away for a while due to internet problems, and illness, but I am back to doing what I love; doing photography.  When I last posted, I had a Canon t3, and a cheap point and shoot, but in the time since I last posted I have acquired a Canon SX610HS for my Point and shoot, and; drum roll please; a Canon 7D Mark II.

I spent 39 years taking photographs, hoping that some day I would be able to live my passion for photography through the lens of a professional end camera.  I now have that opportunity, and I am going to use it for all I can.

In addition to the cameras, I now have Adobe Lightroom to process my raw files.  I have already used it and I love it.

Here, then, are two of the first photos of my new camera.  I hope you all enjoy it.

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