This is some more experimentation with my 50mm f1.8 lens. This is a modern radio with retro styling The f1.8 stop provides a deliciously shallow depth of field allowing for the eye track the fade. The curves guide you into pin point and move you away slowly. A controlled gaze.
Two images layered over each other. These are out of focus lights on my Christmas Tree. I was playing with focus and DOF trying to see if I could get similar bokeh from each technical deviation. I got lost in my assignment and found myself drawn to these tiny bubbles. Then I saw that I had different sized circles of light depending on my zoom setting. Next it seemed obvious to me to overlay them and see what I got. Look at the deep layers of light where the rings touch and tangle with each other. It is a near celestial observance.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my webfriends. I hope we all shared a sense of history in the origins of turkey day. I hope we all found friends and family to love and fellowship with this fine day. Technical speedbumps are preventing my posts... Sorry and see you in few days.
This is mt first effort at making a panoramic photograph. I used Canon's PhotoStitch tool to do it. It was straight forward and very easy- take a shot at it. Everybody know what photo stitching is? I took 7 shots of this valley from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Each shots was a section of this one. I visually found a marker at the edge of the first frame and compose that mark just inside the left edge of my next photo. The right edge of frame two became the left edge of frame three... and so on. The software tool aligns the images and stitches them together. In this case it smartly found the horizon and hills to match up. Pretty cool little trick.
Today is Veteran's Day in the United States of America. I am thankful that the men before me stood strong against the enemies over the years, both foreign and domestic. I am proud to have served in the greatest Navy in the World. I am a United States Navy Sailor... and always will be. To all of those that have served, Thank You. To all of those who have not served, respect and appreciate your freedoms that have been provided you by the US Military Veterans beside you. Let them know you are thankful.
This electric sidewalk is part of a art piece at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. This people mover connects the East and West buildings via and underground passage. The light panel dances with patterns and has a "2001: A Space Odyssey" feel to it. It's like sub-terrain space travel.
I have lots of individual photos that need to be posted and don't really follow a theme. I also have been very busy this portrait season taking school yearbook pictures. I think in the lat 4 weeks I have taken 4000 or so. I'll have to update my tally book to know for sure. Either way- I haven't made time to keep fresh posts coming on here. My apologies... I'll start up regular next week and stay on it. ;)
I was walking the shores of Lake James a few days ago and came across this duck hovering near the shoreline. He was tail-feathers to the rocks and gazing strong across the body of water that is undoubtedly his. This duck has been King on the lake for years... obviously.
The Historic Orchard at Altapass is a 102-year-old apple orchard turned Appalachian Cultural Center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina.Built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908, the Orchard sits right on the Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
What a strange thing to have seen. Right outside our front door there is a generic bush that kept plenty of buzzies active over the summer. It still has small white blossoms on it, and although there are less in number, the buzzies are still stopping by. Several days ago there were 8-10 large bees clinging to flowers. These bumblebees were lethargic and appeared asleep. I touched their backs with my finger and got no response. The next morning the dew was heavy and laden over the flying insects. Is this a typical "end of season" response for bumblebees? Do you know what it could have been? Please share. Thank you.
This is shot through the peephole in my front door. I realized there was a "lens" in it that would offer it's own perspective to the outside. Where will you see your next shot? Keep Looking and share the World as you see it.
This is my near daily photography web log. I got interested in photography in high school and have been taking shots ever since. I am still developing techniques and honing my eye. I tend to gravitate toward macro shots, small subjects and low perspective. Have fun digging through the blog and looking at old posts. You will see that I have worked through different processing, framing and display techniques along the way. It's all in an effort to learn something new. All of these photos were taken with minimal equipment and consumer level cameras. You can do any of this with your camera too. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment or ask a question. Let's learn this stuff together.
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