Taken with my new 70-200mm lens in Deb's front yard.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
As long as I'm into photographing water drops, here is one from a couple of years ago taken with my Canon point and shoot camera with a diopter. This demonstrates what a hard decision I had to go back into the SLR world, when I could carry this setup in my front pocket.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I really like taking close-up pictures. I'm not to the point of buying a macro lens. I'm happy with the results that I am getting. The top picture was taken with a 28-75mm lens with a 2x converter on it. The bottom was taken with a 24-135mm lens with the Canon 500D diopter. Both results are very pleasing - at least to my eye.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Tonight I introduced two of my friends that have a common interest in quilting. It was so fun to get to see their work. I have the bottom quilt in my office. My favorite quilt, besides the one that I own, is the other picture. It is a new style of quilting, where you are quilting a picture instead of a pattern. The effects are really dramatic. My picture doesn't do it justice. It is spectacular in person.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I took this picture this morning using ISO 1600! This picture is straight out of the camera, nothing done to it, but the preferences applied in Digital Photo Professional. Pretty amazing to have this coming right out of the camera.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
I just got my 4th lens today. It is a 28-75mm 2.8. That will allow me to take low light pictures without a flash, take some outdoor sports pictures and do portrait work. As you can see with this picture, it stopped K-9 mid-shake and blurred out Zephyr sticking her tongue out in the background!
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
This is what Zephyr does on her off hours. Usually this process happens while we are away. Once she found a bank deposit and destroyed several checks. She likes to steal papers out of the trash can and once she has read them, she shreads them. Tonight we gave her a piece of packing paper and it made her day!
Monday, March 5, 2007
I went snowshoeing this weekend. First time I was out all winter. We had a riot. I was shooting a bald eagle that was about a mile away when this hawk (I thought) flew right over my head. The eagle looks like a small spec in my pictures and the hawk doesn't look too bad. I decided to hike with only one lens and it looks like I picked the right one for the day. Update: I was told by a friend that this probably was not a hawk, but indeed was a young bald eagle!
Sunday, March 4, 2007
I was given a container with some bulbs in it for Christmas. I've had it in my garage. I looked at it a while ago and they're all coming up. So into the sunroom the container went. At least now I have something green and growing to take pictures of.