Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This guy is about the size of a thumbnail. I wish I could have gotten him sharper, but he was too high to use a tripod, there was a breeze, and my hands are not the steadiest. But I love the color and the soft curves of the petals in contrast to the sharp angles of him.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Not only have I been playing around with my manual metering, I've been rooting around in my parents' basement to dig out my dad's old lenses. And by old, I mean old. While I was hoping to find a wide angle, what I did find was a 135mm prime lens that's th digital equivalent of 2.8. It's a heavy thing and I still was unable to get any really good portrait shots with it, but it takes great flower pictures.
I'm feeling destined to only be good at flowers.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This photo is taken at Great Falls, VA. Literally, it is five minutes off the exit of 495, the eight lane highway known locally as the Beltway, a nightmare of a road whose reputation is one of traffic logjams and mphs that often don't get above 5mph. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never know it was there.
I alternately like this photo and am disappointed with it. I like the blue sky peeking through and the sharpness of the rocks, but the light seems flat (it was...it was very overcast), and it feels like I needed a wider lens to get a good sense of the wideness of space.
On the other hand, taking an hour or two walking through this oasis in the middle of the over-crowded and chaotic suburban life I live was as refreshing as...well, as a waterfall.