Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A New Post, Finally!

Sorry for the lack of post's recently, I have had a very busy September and thus have not been out for any photography. There is hope though, as I will be traveling to Mystic, Connecticut this weekend to visit some family that have recently moved there from North Carolina. I hope that I will be able to capture some nice Fall colors while I am there. I have purchased the new Canon S95 in hopes that I will be inspired to shoot more if I have a camera that I can carry around with me wherever I go and not having to lug a dslr, it is a great little camera loaded with features like RAW shooting and full manual controls and it has amazing image quality. I will be taking this with me on my trip and look forward to giving it a real test. This image was taken this morning with the S95 of a large leaf from a plant in my mom's garden. I used backlighting to show the details in the "veins". I hope that you like it!

Image Data:
1/400s. | f/8 | ISO 80
Canon S95
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Giant Tortoise

Here is another image from my trip to the zoo last week. I was thrilled to see these giant tortoises for the first time, they are huge! The zoo has a great 4500 square foot exhibit for these guys and is perfect for getting photos, I hope I can return soon to focus on getting some better images. I decided to get in close and focus on the cool patterns in their shells and later on in Photoshop I converted it to B&W. I was kicking myself afterwards for shooting this image at f/8 instead of at least f/11 to get out some better details, I will not forget next trip!
Hope you like this one anyway.

Image Data:
1/400s. | f/8 | ISO 500
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

American Flamingo

I went to the Fort Worth Zoo today with my mom and two nieces, I had not been in a while and decided to take my camera along. The weather was overcast and a bit humid, perfect for photography, the overcast skies that is not the humidity! Anyway, I had fun shooting the flamingo's, they are always so cooperative and I came away with a few decent images.
I hope that you like this one.

Image Data:
1/800s. | f/8 | ISO 500 | Fill Flash
Canon 7D
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