Last weekend we had a pretty dense fog form overnight, which produced some frosty trees the following morning. The fog burned off quickly due to the clouds breaking and the temps to warm up quickly. I was able to get out and shoot some before the frost melted off of the trees. This image was taken in the park area behind Paul and Babe.Read details
I have started to look at other things to photograph after tinkering with the water droplets I tried last week. Over the weekend, I decided to try my hand at smoke trails. We picked up some incense sticks, as they leave a good trail of smoke, making it a good option to photograph. I took some time this evening to take a crack at it.
I setup a small table, a stand to hold the black cloth for the backdrop and a single off camera hot shoe flash and proceeded to do some test shots. The big problem I had at first was focus, with the smoke moving around and me shooting with a macro lens, I was not getting a sharp image. I decided to focus on the incense stick, close down to a smaller aperture and turn up the flash power, which was still only at 1/16 power due to it being so close to the subject and zoomed in to 50mm. Below are some results of my first shot at it.Read details
With winter in full swing, I tend to not be outside much…I am not a fan of the cold, and there has not been many chances for decent shooting since the days are so short. I started digging around the web for some ideas to shoot indoors during the short cold days of winter. I ended up taking a crack at photographing water drops. I have learned quite a bit from the first couple of times I have tried it. Below are a few images from today’s attempt.Read details
I went out in the early morning a couple of weeks ago with the intent of photographing the foggy sunrise. Unfortunately, the fog was too thick for any color to work way through. I decided to just take a walk around downtown and see what I could capture.
On one of the side street I was able to photograph theirs building number. It was the lines that caught my attention and caused me to stop. Once I started to look for the composition I tried to accentuate the texture.Read details
I gave my wife flowers the other day for our anniversary. One of them was a peach colored rose. Whenever I get her flowers, I try to take some photographs, as they make good subjects and give me a chance to play with different light and techniques.
Helicon Focus came up in a round of emails between some friends and I. I figured this would be a good chance to test the software out, since they offer a 30 day free trial. I downloaded it after I took the first round of images and tinkered with it a bit. It is quite impressive. I had heard of it before, but never thought I would use it. After this I could see myself using it more than I originally thought. I still need to try it out with some landscape images.Read details
Last Saturday was the World Wide Photowalk, and there was a walk in Bemidji this year. We walked around the downtown area and had a good time chatting and photographing whatever caught our attention. Down by the public library there was a tree that was still holding on to autumn, with bright orange leaves scattered amongst the dying brown. With the cold snap and gusty winds we had earlier this month, I didn’t think there was much fall color left.
I was able to get low enough on the ground to shoot through the leaf towards the afternoon sun. This caused the orange to really jump. Below is the image I captured:Read details