Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

First Look Photo: Cloudy Sunset

June 12, 2019

According to a friend, there are fires in Canada that are giving us some beautiful sunsets.

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Photo Friday: Last Shot of March

April 5, 2019

On March 31st we had a full day of rain, but at the last 3 minutes before sunset, this showed up in a crack in the clouds.

Last Shot

Photo Friday: Another Portland Sunset

August 31, 2018

The beautiful thing about sunsets is that no two sunsets are ever the same.

Another Portland Sunset

First Look Photo: Painted Sky

May 16, 2018

I love a sky so full of color, it looks painted on.

Painted Sky

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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