Monday, February 14, 2011

Canon S95 Review

I have wanted to do a review of the S95 for a while now but have not had the time to do it and to tell the truth I am just not good at writing reviews. So, check out this nice basic review of this fantastic little camera over at the blog of Bret Edge here.
It really is a terrific camera!

Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Goldfinch II - High Key

It seems like we just cannot lose the winter weather here in north Texas! The temps are below freezing again with light snow and sleet falling as I write this post. So, I will share with you another image of a goldfinch taken last week during our other little winter storm. Since the skies were overcast, I went with a high key effect for this image. Once again, the goldfinch snubbed my perch for this drab tree branch, oh well.
Hoping to get out and make new images soon!

Image Data:
1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 500 | Fill Flash
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Friday, February 4, 2011


Well, just a few days after the DFW area was covered in a sheet of ice about a quarter of a inch thick, we received a good blanketing of snow on top of that last night. For the most part driving has been impossible except for short drives up to the grocery store and stuff like that. So I have been in the house most of the day, aside from a snowball fight with my siblings for a hour or so at the park and a few drives around town. In part it has been good since it has forced me to go through some old photos and do a lot of deleting, organizing and editing. I have also taken a few images of the Goldfinches at their feeder outside of my bedroom window, like the one above. Unfortunately, they prefer the dead branches of a small tree instead of my nice natural, self selected perches that I have set up, go figure! It looks like we will get above the freezing mark for the first time this week tomorrow which should melt the worst of the ice, so I am looking forward to getting out for awhile!
Anyway, I hope you like this image taken this morning.

Image Data:
1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 400
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Web Portfolio Launched

Hi Everyone,

This week I have launched a web portfolio with some of my favorite images. I have been wanting to start up a website for a while now and just have been too lazy to build my own or pay for one to be created. My brother told me about a free website creator with templates and some good features, so I decided to give it a try. With a lot of help from my brother (thanks bro!), we got up a site that looks pretty decent. It is not a permanent site, but will suit my needs for now. I am still in the process of adding images and tweaking the site design, but please visit it and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The weather here is in the teens right now with ice covering everything. The bird feeders are very busy and I might try to force myself away from the fire indoors to the bone chilling weather outside and see if I can get some shots. Anyway, here is another image of a Brant taken last week at Sachuest Point NWR. I singled out one bird from the group and waited for a wave to raise it up to eye level. This is probably the best image I got of a Brant on the trip. I blurred the background just a bit here to try and make the bird stand out a little better.

Image Data:
1/500s. | f/8 | ISO 500
click image to view larger size.