Saturday, September 5, 2009

Carnival Lights

I was not prepared to run into this tonight and did not have my tripod with me.  I found a nice low safe place under this ride and brace hard against a rail.  Slowing your shutter speed down is the key.  Similar to the waterfall photos, you are trying to capture movement.  In order to do so you must manage the light intake with  complimentary ISO, shutter and F-stop setting.  These are at 28mm, 2S @ f/7.1 w/ ISO100.  

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sea Horses OBX

What a grand place to visit.  The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a great escape from the city life droning you may hear every morning.  It is true that wild horses live on the northern islands.  This day the large dark horse lead his fold off the water line into the dunes.  He looked over his kingdom and assessed the safety of his family.  They followed him, stopped behind him, then moved off after his "ok".  These photographs do not capture the magnificence of that day.  These photographs are but a mere tribute to that memory. You can't always get the good shot...  but that doesn't mean you missed it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Get in the grass

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flash Flood

Automatic camera settings are able to make anyone with a camera a "good" photographer.  But is the camera always smarter?  In this first photograph I "let" the camera use the flash.  You can see that ambient light is washed out, the color changes in the foreground and the background. The water is nearly stopped.  How about turning the auto functions off and finding new functions your camera has?  Then change up perspective, address composition, adjust colors and contrast...  and enjoy nature through different eyes.
(Glen Burney Falls, Blowing Rock, NC, USA)

Monday, August 31, 2009

September 2 1967

a few days from now... forty two years ago...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I remember a winter day on a frozen lake when I was poking around.  The ice was 6 inches thick.  There was an amazing clarity to it in depth and the parallax view through it was interesting.  Let this break the August heat.