Thursday, April 19, 2012

A rose by any other name



Today, while I was at my grandparents doing some yard work, I noticed this beautiful rose along their fence line.  It was awesome!  To top it off, it stood out so much in the shade surrounded by different shades of green and brown.

This week, I've also been taking photo's for a project at a site I've been following called Digital Photography School.  Their assignment this week was to shoot pictures with a Wide Open Apertures.  I took a couple other picutres that I've posted to my flickr page.  But today, while mowing, I decided to try some more shots.  And personally, I'm glad I did, I think this came out wonderful.

The last few pictures, I've been trying to post details of my photo, so here you go

Picture Details
Focal length 18 mm
Exposure 1/160
F/3.5
ISO 200
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Smiles



On Easter, my wife and I had our grandson over, and he went to church with us.  After church, there was a big Easter egg hunt out front right after the service, so, of course, we took him.  There were lot's of people there and the green ground was covered by colored eggs (or as he called them, balls).  But he wasn't sure what he thought of all the people, so he was holding onto Mimi.  I happened to catch this great shot of my bride, and my grandson.  I love shots like there were there weren't any poses, just a completely natural shot.

As my wife can tell you, I'm not much of a portrait taker.  I love landscapes, but I've been working on my portraits as well as that is what she really enjoys.
Picture Details
Focal length 105 mm
exposure 1/160
F/7.1
ISO 100
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Flower Photography



Last week I came home from work, and took a walk by all our flower beds, and I took several photo's of them.  It was getting late in the day, but not too late.  It was overcaste, so that helped with the lighting of my photos.  Of all the photo's I took, this was one of my favorite.

There was something about this yellow rose next to the brick wall that I found very nice.  There was something about the composition that really caught my eye, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Picture Details
Focal length 105 mm
exposure 1/160
F/5.6
ISO 200
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