Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

Photo Friday: Cityscape Sunset

August 26, 2016

I know sunset pictures are regarded as cliché, but there’s a reason for that.  You can have two people stand two miles apart, taking a shot at the same moment, and get two very different sunset shots.  No two sunsets are exactly the same, especially when you add in the element of clouds.

I decided to embrace the cliché with today’s photo.  It was taken off my balcony, with the Portland skyline, and the sun right behind it.

Portland Sunset

Photo Friday: Playing with Light

April 8, 2016

This week, I thought it would be fun to play with the sunset.  I did the standard holding the sun in my fingers, and put it on the end of a post,

The one that captured my emotions of the moment, peace and serenity, was this one, and the Sun itself wasn’t even in the picture.

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I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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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Photo Friday: Found moment in time

May 15, 2015

I have always said there are two types of timing, in photography; planned, and found.  Planned is when you know ahead of time when you need to take a picture to get the exact photograph you want; or you manipulate lighting, and your subject, to create the right conditions.

Found timing is being in the right place, at the right time to get a photograph, without any forethought.  If you take any pictures of nature, animals, and street photography, these will make up about 90 percent of your photographs.  Many of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen have bee this kind.  If you want this more simply, these are also called “Accidental Pictures.”  They are shots that you could never plan for, but you have to be ready to take out your camera at any time, and this means you need to have a camera with you at all times.

In the “old” days, this meant carrying around a large camera, that usually took too long to set up.  These days, however, we have it easy.  If you have a cell phone, or a simple point and shoot camera, you can have a camera ready in a moment’s notice, without carrying around heavy equipment.

Today’s photos are a prime example of having a camera handy, when the moment was right.  As always, I hope you enjoy them.

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Photo Friday: Shadow Play

March 6, 2015

Today’s picture came courtesy of a sunset.  One of the biggest photo clichés is, of course, the sunset.  Everyone with a camera has hundreds of pictures, at least, of sunsets.  To be fair, no two sunsets are exactly the same (foregrounds, cloud formations)  all different.

In the case of today’s photo, I decided to show the beautiful effect the sunset was having on my surroundings, rather than the sun.  I still get the warm glow, and with the angle of the sun through my window, it created a perfect silhouette of the flowers on my entertainment center.

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Sometimes the sun is the only light source you will ever need.

Photo Friday, On Thursday

January 22, 2015

Starting tomorrow, I was planning on starting something called Photo Friday.  Unfortunately, we will not have the internet starting tonight, for a few days, so I have chosen a picture I took last summer that I thought you would all like, of the Portland, Maine skyline with queen anne’s lace in the foreground, during sunset.  I hope you enjoy.  I hope to be back online shortly.

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The Sleeper Awakens!!!

August 19, 2013

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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  I have no excuses, so I won’t offer any.  My past blog posts seemed to be lacking in direction, and I felt that was a direct reflection of my life.  I am reminded of a quote from the movie Dune, “There is something inside each of us… The sleeper must awaken.”

The talents that I was been given have been lying dormant somewhere in a locked room of my spirit, only to pop its head out once in a while, like a groundhog does every two weeks during winter, to test the weather.  The only thing I needed to wake up my talents was a proper alarm clock.

My talents are still a lot groggy, but they are awake, and just starting to move around.  You may ask what I used for an alarm clock.  I watched a DVD by the name of The Secret, and for those of you who have never heard of it, it is a documentary about the law of attraction, and how to use it for success in every area of life.

Once I watched that, I have started to do research; first on the internet, then the books; and now I am reading 4 books at once, and learning about success, and how my talents may become my ultimate asset.

If you wish to follow along with the books I am learning from, here they are, so far.  My “law of attraction reading list is far from complete, but every journey has to have a beginning.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

And Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.

These books have really been helping me learn the basics of what it takes to succeed, and why I have been missing it my whole life.

As a result of these new discoveries about myself, I have started a new YouTube channel about my journey to success.  It is designed to show my journey toward a successful life from the beginning, instead of in retrospect, like everyone else.  I hope you will visit the channel, watch the videos, and be inspired to begin your own journey, if you haven’t already started.

The channel is found at http://www.youtube.com/user/thisjourneytosuccess

Please pop in, and say hi.

I took the picture at the beginning with my 1300 mm lens (If you were curious)

Enjoy

Allen

Clouds, Beautiful Clouds!!!

July 2, 2012

I have always loved clouds.  No matter how many times you photograph them, you never get the same picture twice.  They are beautiful, exciting, and always moving.  Here are just a couple of shots I took this past week.  I hope you enjoy.

This was just before a storm

And when it goes behind the clouds, I just love the lighting effects.

Of course, nothing beats the sunsets.

I hope you enjoyed this.

Another Picture Moment

March 21, 2012

Honestly, I’m finding running two blog sites, and two YouTube channels, along with my job, very difficult.  My poems will continue until I reach 366.  The only difference is I won’t kill myself to try every day.  I will continue posting a photograph without fail, unless my internet dies.

So here is another photograph for the day.

This one was taken last night.  I hope you enjoy.

Day 73: Shadowed Dusk

March 7, 2012

Shadowed dusk

 

The sun slowly sets

Leaving me in shadowed dusk,

It’s time to go home.