Thursday, November 23, 2006

Name this Orchid

My Mother-in-law had me shoot this shot of her "award winning" orchid on Thanksgiving day. But, I do not know the name of it, so if anyone knows the name of this orchid, please let me know. The sun was shinning directly on this flower, so I had my daughter grab a clump of moss hanging from the tree to hold it up in front of the flower to difuse the sun and create some nice shadows...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Candle Trail.

Ok, this one was fun to shoot. My Daughter Rachel and I set up a candle on the kitchen counter with a black foam board in the background. Set up the flash off camera and to the right of the candle with some tin foil on the left side to reflect some light on that side. Rachel blew out the candle and I hit the remote shutter release to get this effect. We thought the shot came out pretty cool.

Monday, October 30, 2006

The road to Highlands.

This is a very simple looking shot, but I love the way it came out. It was taken in Highlands Nort Carolina in October at the peak of the Fall leaves changing ceremonies. I used a tripod and shot at 100 ISO F8 1/10, using my Canon 20D and 28-70 F2.8L lens.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Perfect timing!

Well, My lovely and talented wife, Kelly and I made it to North Carolina to celebrate number 18 together...and they said it wouldn't last. Our timing couldn't have been better for the weather and the leaves changing to thier beautiful fall colors. We stayed in the town of Glenville in the Great Smokey Mountains. Here is one of the shots I took at Whitewater Falls...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Florida Sunset's

Well, just as the sunrises have been spectacular as of late, the sunsets have been running a close 2nd. This shot was taken over Lake Howard in winter Haven, Florida at an ISO of 200 f8 1/2500 in manual mode with a 28-70mm 2.8 lens. These shots are getting more dificult to catch as it is getting dark earlier and earlier and work calls...

Beauty Evolution (You have to watch this video)

I found this link on one of my frequently visited sites. I am not famliar with the orginazation that made this short film, but I thought it was worthy of posting this link to view it. Please check it out, as it is a shorty but goody...
  • Beauty (short but sweet)
  • Monday, October 16, 2006

    Florida Sunrises

    Well, lately the sunrises around here have bee breathtaking. It makes it hard to get to work on time. I forturnately live across the street from beautiul Lake Hamilton in Florida and often stop in my car pull out the camera and tripod which I try to have with me many days. Although the Florida heat prevents me from taking it to work and leaving it in the car to bake all day. Here is one of those beautiful October mornings. This was taken at 100 ISO f9 20' in Aperature priority with my Canon 20D.

    My wife, Kelly and I will be heading to the mountains in North Carolina shortly and hopefuly can catch some of the leaves changing colors.

    Saturday, October 14, 2006

    The Great Pumpkin!

    Ok, today we headed for the pumpkin patch in Lakeland, florida in search of Charlie Brown and the great Pumkin. I think this kid spotted him. I didn't get this kids parents' name unfortunately as I would have loved to give them a copy of this shot..

    Friday, October 13, 2006

    Working on trying to improve on my photo skills, a group of us from our local camera club had an outing. We took off one morning and went to the Hillsborough State park, near Tampa Florida. We were working on the topic of reading exposures and I shot this shot of the river. It was taken at 100 ISO f18 5''. What do you think?

    Thursday, October 12, 2006

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    1st blog

    Whew...45 years old and this is my 1st "blog." Who whould have known what a blog was just a few short years ago. I thought I was doing well when I figured out this whole email thing, on the cutting edge of technology. Then, Bam! here comes the BLOG. My 13 year old daughter is my more technology savy that I am. What happened?

    Anyway. This was just some idle thoughts I wanted to throw down on paper...oops...the blog.

    Photography is my hobby of choice and it seems that if I go a day without shooting a few shots, I start having withdrawls and have to pick up the Canon and get a few shots of something under my belt. More later...