Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Butterfly at the Museum

Spent a very little time at a couple of Smithsonian museums.  I'm guessing but this butterfly looks like it's got a broken wing tip.  The picture was taken at the Natural Science Museum and I think its a great example of depth of field.  260mm (50-300mm zoom) 1/180 f5.6 ISO 400. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Island Park

Well my Memorial Day weekend was different mostly because I caught a nasty cold.  So here's a picture of what we dealt with this weekend.  Needless to say I didn't get very may pictures taken.  1/250 f4 ISO 200

Thursday, May 24, 2012

National Botanical Garden

I had a chance last week to spend an evening with "public" architects from around the country in the National Botanical Garden.  "Public" architects work for public entities including federal, state or local governments.  Anyway, I have to admire the vision of our founding fathers.  Not just for the founding of this country, but the capitol and all the awesome things that make up the city and all.  The National Botanical Garden is the brain child of George Washington.  I might mention that I had the opportunity to sit in a couple of session with the Architect of the Capitol and I met him at this function.  That we pretty cool in my book.  This shot was taken at 44mm (18-55mm zoom) 1/250th f9.5 ISO 200.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Washington DC

Well I've spent all kinds of time processing photos I took in DC last week.  If you would like, check out what I've posted on Google+ or Flickr.  I'll post a few here also.  No collection of DC photos would be complete with out a shot of the obelisk called the Washington Monument.  This is a five shot HDR taken mounted on a tripod with lots of traffic moving across the street in the foreground.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC

I was in DC this last week and worked my brain all day and my feet all night.  These are two five shot HDR photos taken with in a few minutes of each other as I walked around the tidal basin at sunset.  I finally got brave and carried my tripod on to the plane.  I don't know why I was worried about it, it was no big deal.  I did have to check a bag however as the tripod would make three carry ons.

Monday, May 14, 2012

San Antonio

I went to San Antonio last week for a class.  Class got out early one day so we had a chance to run over and take a few pictures of the Alamo and read the history of the area - pretty fascinating.  We also did the river walk a couple of times.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pelicans on Henry's

Alright it's been way to long and I hate to admit that I've been a bit busy.  This picture was taken in Island Park on Henry's Fork as we hiked down to Coffee Pot Rapids.  This was shot at 300mm 400iso 180th of a second and f11.  Tweaked just slightly in Lightroom.