Saturday, July 28, 2012

Natures Fireworks

I probably should have shared this earlier.  This is another one of the flowers I grabbed a picture of at the cabin a couple of weeks ago.  It reminds me of some of the fireworks I've seen.  This picture was taken with my 50mm macro lens, 1/125, f13, ISO 400

Sunday, July 22, 2012

More Wild Flowers

Here's a nice grouping of flowers taken the same morning as my previous post.  This was also taken with my 50mm macro lens.  1/90th second f/13 ISO 400

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wild Flowers in Island Park

Wild flowers are always easy to photograph in Island Park and July seems to be a great month to do it.  I spent last week end working with the family to refinish the exterior of the cabin.  It rained way to much and actually hindered the work, but then its nice to take pictures of flowers with fresh rain still on them.  This one taken at 1/45th second f13 ISO 400 with my 50mm macro lens

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Alamo

My visit to San Antonio was pretty educational.  Visiting the Alamo was pretty interesting.  A movie about the Alamo was one of my favorite when I was a kid.  This was also my first time to Texas.  This is a single shot handheld of the history library which is probably the newest addition to the Alamo site - built about 20 years ago.  I thought it was very well done.  18mm 1/10th sec f11 ISO 200

Friday, July 6, 2012

Newport Beach

Spent some time on the west coast and just could help taking pictures walking along the beach.  I took lots of this kind of shots, just held the shutter release down and let the exposure pile up.  Maybe I should put some together in an avi file.

Monday, July 2, 2012


Because the fourth of July is almost here I thought I post a couple of pictures of the World War II memorial in DC taken when I was there in May.  This memorial was new to me and I've got so say it's pretty impressive.  These are five shot HDRs.  The sun is pretty much set when these were taken and the exposure times were pretty long .5 - .7 seconds for the short exposure and eight - ten seconds for the long exposures f8 at 400 ISO