Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Gratitude fills my heart on Thanksgiving Eve. I chose 3 pictures from this past year, one about beginnings, one about endings, and one about wonder. This was a spectacular year. I worked so hard all year to finish my degree in Photography. In one month, I will officially graduate. I am so excited.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Woohoo!! One of my pictures made it into the show juried by Joel Meyerowitz. His web page is http://www.joelmeyerowitz.com/ I went to his presentation and found out he was the photographer picked to photographically record the aftermath of 9/11. He also spoke to the ASU photo club about what choices he has made as a photographer. I enjoyed what he shared. The show will be at Northlight Gallery at ASU Feb 2010.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This is my favorite tree. I have a long history with it. I chuckled, when I saw that they have added supports for the tree. I got up in the tree to take some inside pictures. Fortunately, the branches are low to the ground, so that when I fell out of the tree I didn't have far to go. I protected my camera from the fall, in the process, kept myself from breaking my arm. I am amazed that I have no bruising from the activity. I need to work on paying attention where I am when taking pictures. When standing in a tree, do not lean a little further to the right to get a better picture.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I was flipping through the ground squirrel pictures when I realized how the markings on the squirrel matched the colors on the rocks. With his tail flipped over his back, he looks like the rock just behind him and over a little. The dead give-away is the racing strip on the squirrel.
So cool. :)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
These are the top contenders for a juried show I will be entering. I have to choose only four. I like them all, but I need to think about what might go well with other people's work that I haven't seen, an interesting guessing game.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I noticed that the picture looks darker online than the picture I worked with on my computer. I am making a second attempt using Photoshop to see if I can make the expressions more visible. Note to self: check the picture after posting to see if it is what I expect.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I am getting closer and closer to the heron. I am totally amazed by the pictures I am getting. On my version with many more pixels, I can see individual feathers. I need to get some printed to see how they look on paper.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
One of the interesting phenomena, I am enthralled by, is when the moon is out during the day time. This early morning shot I spent several frames trying to compose a combination that showed the light of day and still show the moon. I changed the exposure and composition until I was satisfied. Enjoy.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I am trying to find my nitch in the world of photography. One of the possibilities is dog pictures. I am experimenting with a friends dog. We let the dog play, while I shot pictures. This is just one of many. I enjoyed doing the pictures, too.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
October was a hectic, crazy month. I kicked back on Nov. 1st and made this haunted house. I really had fun. My inner princess feels much better. If you want to learn more about your inner princess, try http://www.thebratfactor.com/
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Every once in a while I see a picture that I know will be good before I take it. I create the picture by moving positions several times until the parts all come together. I spotted the balloons at ASU homecoming; they seemed to be begging to become a picture.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.
Every once in awhile I really blow it. I had this beautiful white heron and didn't notice that the grass between me and the bird would translate to a blurry blob in the middle of the picture. I also learned why shooting RAW files is so important. The bright white in the middle of the bird I lost the detail of the feathers. If I had shot RAW, I could have gone back to the original file and reset the exposure. Sometimes I learn more from the ones I blow then the ones I get right.